Happy Thanksgiving to all my readers. Whether or not you celebrate this holiday set aside for gratitude, I wanted to share this post from my blogging friend Janet Weight Reed which affected me deeply.
‘Happiness cannot be travelled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.’ Denis Watley.
watercolourI think it took me until I was forty to begin to understand the meaning of gratitude. Until that point, I had wondered through life, sort of hanging on, and trying my best to put one step in front of the other, often under challenging circumstances, and then boom, an epiphany – something occurred which opened my eyes to what gratitude is all about.
I began to see and feel everything in ways that I had not experienced before. Fear and anxiety had been the underlying emotion ruling my life since early childhood….and so when it was removed all of a sudden I was free. I began to see and really experience the world around me rather than…
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