Posts tagged ‘Gratitude’
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We have to deliberately live a life of gratitude, in the same way that we choose to be happy. It is about opening our hearts and minds to look out for and appreciate the good things that happen to us every day, even on the days that are stormy.
One of the reasons I continue to maintain this blog is because it forces me to intentionally look at my everyday life. And to be thankful for all the tiny pieces that make up its existence – the happy, the sad, the sweet, the salty and even the utterly mundane. Nobody said it’s easy but if you want to embrace life, you’ve just gotta savour, relish and celebrate every single minute of it.
On June 13th, 2011, I introduced the Thankful pages with this metaphor:
“We are so small and seemingly insignificant in the universal pool of life, but every move we make creates a ripple that grows ever wider, reaching out to and crossing paths with our fellow swimmers. We can float along if we wish. But to keep moving is to continually create these waves of energy, to continually send something out into the world. To swim is to move one’s limbs in a purposeful way. It is also to propel oneself, to move from one location to another, to take yourself to new places. It is to take yourself further.”
And so I had decided that I was ready to stop treading water; I was ready to swim. To be more accurate, I was planning to do a great big cannon ball into the deep end and send plenty of awesome waves out into the world. Then I’d swim with a mighty purpose; I’d propel myself across that pool and intercept some of those same waves that I had sent out.
I would be Thankful! continue reading…