Saturday, August 03, 2013
Today, I am grateful for the healing effect a grateful heart can have on a hurting mind. I have for many, many years believed and practiced, that the only appropriate prayer which exists in the Universe is 'thank you'. I have seen in my life the transformative nature of gratitude. It turns the unbearable, the unpleasant and the unimaginable into BLESSING.
But this week I had a front row seat at what a lack of gratitude can wreak in a life. It is scary and ugly and painful to watch someone I love very much implode...not for a lack of good things in his life, but for a lack of his ability to RECOGNIZE those good things and be, simply grateful.
Gratitude is the gift that keeps on giving. It is a FORCE unto itself. It keeps me aware of the fact that regardless of what is happening in my life on any given day, I am SO FORTUNATE to be here...having whatever experience presents itself.
Today I am grateful for Ray, for Smokey, for Presence, for recovery, for Spark, for SPARK FRIENDS...for family...and for one brother in particular tonight.
The rest is just icing on the cake...icing I can do without, when that day comes...and still be perfectly whole. :-)
If you would, share the things for which you're grateful right now. I need the energy, to be honest. Thank you, Friends :-)