Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Gratitude - Inspired by

There's a wonderful article at Ask and Allow Online which inspired me to write a short post today about what I am grateful for:

So many things to be grateful for! I’m grateful for the most important living things in my life: family, friends, and pets. Nature, physical comforts, enough to eat, a place to live. I’m grateful that I HAVE a home to clean.. rather than, “Oh, how I dread cleaning..”

I’m grateful that I can see: the beauty of another’s expression, the joy on my dog’s face as she brings her ball to me, the unique beauty of an old broken down barn with sunlight streaming through the cracks in its walls…

I’m grateful that I can hear: an airplane overhead right now, the fireplace crackling, even the hum of my computer! The click-clack of my dog’s toenails on the wooden floor, my children telling me about their friends, the music that makes me want to dance.

I’m grateful that I am here.. so many friends and family have passed on and experience the world differently now. I’m grateful that I can DO things in this world!

Thank you, Jessie, for causing me to take a moment and reflect upon all that I have!!

I'd love for you to visit the Ask And Allow Online site and let Jessie know what you are grateful for, too. You're going to love the way she writes!


Ask and Allow said...


What an artful full-bodied immersion into gratitude this is, and what utterly delicious focus on even the smallest things, the random things, the beauty and the chaos of now, and Now, and NOW.

It's obvious that both your heart and your imagination are very familiar with the feeling of gratitude, and that you're quite used to dancing with it on a regular, and frequent, basis. Little wonder that we all love you so very, very much!

Your reminder is a loving reminder for all of us. Thank you SO much for sharing it with us. MUCH love and respect, darlin'!


Jenreynolds said...

Dora you are amazing and I want to Thank You for introducing me to Jessie! I read her post today and had to post it! You both are true gems!

laughingwolf said...

blessings to you and yours :)

Maja said...

This is so true, uplifting and so important! Thank you Dory, I am so GRATEFUL for you!!!!~ maki