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Here we go - 21 days
I’m jumping in on Gratefulness-Challenge Day 1 of 21 by KnowledgeCollective. If we can be grateful for the things we have and have had, our days can be better, and our grief more complete. What we’ve lost isn’t the whole story, it’s also what we’ve lived and loved.
I don’t meditate well yet, or, perhaps, often enough. When I do I’m usually keeping close those things I’m grateful for. When I pray, my ongoing conversation with the divine is usually to Love. God is big, but for me God is Love and it’s what I wish for all those I love, and send out to those I don’t love, because they truly need it. The Big Asks aren’t part of my prayers these days, rather more a trust that I will be provided with enough, and that is all I need. I like the idea of spending 21 days in which to make a habit of gratitude.
Here we go:
My three cats. My husband and I are so blessed by these furkids, numbers 11, 12 and 13 of the cats to whom we’ve been guardians. Fortunately the youngest are a brother and sister pair, and so they switch off on being the 13th cat. These beings grace our home with so much warmth and whimsy and true affection that I often ask “how did we get so lucky?”
My siblings. My two brothers are great guys, my non-biological sister is also my best friend, and we get on so well together. The people who have known me their whole lives, I’m so lucky we’re also good friends.
The view from my deck. The sky, the field, the birds and animals, the pleasure I get from all of these never gets old. We’ve been here over 40 years and will be moving in the next year, so I’m very conscious that my time with this view will be ending. I enjoy every moment of it I can while we’re here.
Pizza. We had some delicious pizza today!
The music of “Spiegel im Spiegel” by Arvo Part. This is my peace song, my lullaby. The soft and beautiful shape of the music feeds my soul.
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