My cat, Macy, and I enjoyed a nice cat nap last Sunday afternoon. It was 72ºF, sunny and very breezy, and we enjoyed the warmth of the sun shining on us through the window, the fresh breeze in our faces and sweet dreams. Well, I’m not really sure about her dreams, but I had some …
Category Archive: Gratitude
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Energy is equal to desire and purpose.
For years, I struggled with time management. I always had a million things to do. I was delaying gratification and working all the time. I felt as if I was getting nothing done. My to-do list was always growing, and I had no free time. Now, I have many times as many responsibilities and still …
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As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
-John F. Kennedy
Wildflowers in a meadow in the mountains of West Virginia. Last Friday’s Post, Instant Gratification that is Permanent and Free, talked about the benefits of gratitude and its obstacles. I wrote that, “Gratitude is the single key to peace of mind, contentment and satisfaction.” Here are a few ideas on how to make gratitude a …
Permanent link to this article: http://beinspiredeveryday.com/2007/10/22/how-to-maintain-gratitude/
We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
Gratitude – Cliché or Real Power In the past, whenever the subject of gratitude would come up as a topic in a spiritual discussion, I would silently groan and think, “Not again.” But, it was always the case that by the end of the discussion, I was feeling blissful. At the time, I thought of …
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Mountains are moved with faith, Immaculée, but if faith were easy, all the mountains would be gone.
-Immaculée Ilibagiza quoting Jesus Christ in her dream
Left to Tell : Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust
Saturday, I started reading Rwandan holocaust survivor, Immaculée Ilibagiza’s book, Left To Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust. I finished the book less than 24 hours later: something I’ve never done before. This book had me sobbing frequently: also something I’ve never done over a book. After reading nearly half of the book in …
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Train yourself never to put off the word or action for the expression of gratitude.
It is difficult to maintain motivation when there doesn’t appear to be any incentive along the journey. When we review our goals, we usually focus on things that are incomplete. We look at what is missing and spend little time looking at what has been accomplished. As with anything in life, we can choose to …
Permanent link to this article: http://beinspiredeveryday.com/2007/10/04/celebrating-milestones/
Life is good, without it we'd all be dead.
We want to change life and are working hard to make it happen. But sometimes, it doesn’t seem to happen fast enough. The changes are not here today. When focusing on self-improvement, personal development and inspiration, it is easy to fall into a pattern of dissatisfaction with our current conditions. We know that tolerance leads …
Permanent link to this article: http://beinspiredeveryday.com/2007/09/11/feel-good-now/