I feel this is the perfect closing image for 2020. Pandemics and insane politics threatened our world and Mother Nature showed her strength and forgiveness by rapidly repairing our follies. The scientist in me knows she always will and she will do it with extreme beauty and unexpected grace, just like this little blue flower. … Continue reading Revisiting Some Unpublished Photos of 2020 – Strength Of Blue
Is it ungrateful to ask for what you want? Wow, did I ever grab a loaded question and the answers aren't what I expected... Google it and you get some lovely lady not-so-subtly selling her services to increase traffic to your business. This is followed by many definitions of "ingratitude". Perhaps I'm being ungrateful for … Continue reading Day 20 – What Does Gratitude Feel Like To You?
When you aren't feeling particularly grateful, but don't want to give into complaining... try acknowledging someone with a simple THANK YOU. Thank you to my regular followers. Everyday, when I see your names pop up, I feel grateful to have you as part of my life-long learning journey. Here's a partial list of the amazing … Continue reading Day 19 – What Does Gratitude Feel Like To You?
I had a funny series of interactions yesterday... all relatable back to gratitude. Imagine the scenario where I thank someone for complimenting me and they thank me for inspiring them, then ai thank them for allowing me to inspire3 them, and the back an forth complements just kept going... it was a gratitude tennis match, … Continue reading Day 18 – What Does Gratitude Feel Like To You?
Maybe it isn't only about gratitude... Maybe it is about acceptance too. I don't even know what I want to ask right now. I woke thanking the sun for shining through my window and that positive vibe remains around me. I wrote my morning journal and found that my ever-growing and changing list of To … Continue reading Day 17 – What Does Gratitude Feel Like To You?
A great big thank you to an inspiring blogger colleague of ours here on WordPress: Maylynno. Over the years I have come to trust her feedback and deeply appreciate how she lovingly manages to challenges me to think deeper. She graciously and eloquently shared her answer to my question as follows... "I really appreciate the … Continue reading Day 16 – What Does Gratitude Feel Like To You?
Um, what next? Reciprocation and/or Paying Forward? The answer, according to this article published by The Community Roundtable is community. If the event that stimulates gratitude is either external or internal, we can show our gratitude by giving something back or sharing the joy forward. Both of these nurture community. Well, at least with those … Continue reading Day 15 – What Does Gratitude Feel Like To You?
While cooking up a storm with my lovely wife yesterday, we were listening to Abraham Hicks on Youtube... the topic was FEAR. How it was a good sign that we were out of alignment with our true selves. That resonated so true that feelings of relief and joy came over me. Then Abraham said daydreaming … Continue reading Day 14 – What Does Gratitude Feel Like To You?
Thank you to all my followers and readers; to those who are inspired to leave comments and those who use what they see and read in their own personal ways; to those who inspire me with their writings and those who push me to think harder about this world we all share. Thank you. Today, … Continue reading Day 13 – What Does Gratitude Feel Like To You?
Am I allowed to feel ungrateful? I asked myself this question and surprised myself with the answer. The answer is "YES". The funny thing is that once I acknowledged this, I started feeling grateful for the answer. I was feeling a little small, insignificant, and ungrateful that more people weren't answering my call to action … Continue reading Day 12 – What Does Gratitude Feel Like To You?