Friday, August 3, 2012

Nurturing Thankfulness

Thankfulness. :) It's a concept I read and hear a lot about, but too often, it drifts about in my thoughts like a seed in the wind.

I really want thankfulness to fully take root in my being. To be firmly anchored and always present, growing stronger with each day.

And so, I will nurture it, like I would nurture a plant. Create ideal conditions and trust that it will reach full bloom .

Today, I am thankful for:

  • the ability to see the goodness despite the storm. The Chick-Fil-A debate was flying around on facebook yesterday with friends and family landing on each side of the fence. What I noticed was that even the people who saw the situation differently than I do expressed their opinions without hate. I don't know if everyone saw it that way, but I truly did. I'm not looking for reasons to be offended.  I'm looking to appreciate the goodness in humanity. Even if we disagree. And it was easy for my heart to see the goodness. 
  • agencies in our community that support children! Friends of the CJC is an organization that is helping me purchase school supplies and school clothes for kids I work with. We've had some snafus in being able to complete the purchases (issues with the bank and the checks) but I know it will all work out. And the kids will get what they need. So thankful!
  • my own growing awareness.  I am becoming more attuned to what it means to live a congruent life, and the importance of doing so. To make my thoughts, feelings and behaviors match. I am thankful for people in my life who model peace, harmony with all, and happiness. 
I am thankful for much more, and may journal it out.... but this here is a blog, and I want to keep it short (ish). 

Thank YOU for the ways you've made our world a better place, just by being you. 


No comments:

Post a Comment