This story absolutely warmed my heart – it is one I shall never forget, and a fine illustration of why we ought never abandon hope.
Miracles happen – sometimes they need a little more time to blossom…but they are always possible.
Whether I accomplish it successfully or not, I aim for this every day with family, friends, and strangers alike. While I know I neither have the right, nor power necessarily, to make things “better” for people, I still hold onto the hope (not so secretly) that I can at least help someone along the way find the good, the positive, and the beauty where they may not have seen it before.
Never give up on your dreams. A bran muffin might one day wake up with swirls of sassy frosting and sprinkles.
You just don’t know.
I don’t really do shoutouts or updates regarding my personal status – I feel like if you know me, you know what (and who) is important. But sometimes it feels good to be as loud as you can be for the Universe, because the conversations we have internally very much reflect beyond ourselves. . .
As one year comes to a close, and another opens, I always make time for a little ritual – one in which I write down those things for which I am immensely thankful, for the things I wish to release and no longer serve me, and for all that I am hoping for.
When we envision the good as if it has already happened, miracles WILL unfold – I’ve seen it happen in my own Life in ways I cannot begin to verbally describe. But magic? Oh yes…and THEN some.
So even though I try to make it clear every day…I just wanted to say…
In more ways than language has words to express, I am thankful for his spirit and his heart, above all things. Let that be known for eternity in this realm and the next. . .
Happy holidays to all, and blessed be.
Sometimes I annoy people with my positive outlook. Other times, I flat-out frustrate. Maybe they aren’t internalizing that I have days where I feel down, discouraged, angry, and disappointed too – trust me, there are plenty! Maybe they just don’t understand why, in spite of the ugliness Life can occasionally dish out, I even want to focus on the good.
For me, energy is everything – I view the world in energetic terms, and (again – for me) it matters what I put out, and what I focus on. I have witnessed “unfairness” at it’s finest – whether in suffering, death, abuse, misfortune, or debilitating pain… I’ll never gloss over the “tough” without tears, reflection, acknowledgment, and sometimes despair… But I will try – my damnedest – to find the lesson, the blessing, and the good in everything. There have been times I’m not sure I’ve actually found the “good”…but I try to at least go in that direction knowing that in doing the opposite, I may as well surrender my own wellbeing.
Whenever this “Thanksgiving” holiday rolls around, I feel like I actually become a little bit annoyed myself. I’m not on board with the idea that we have one day of “thanksgiving” but I guess if that’s what gets people together, and in a positive mind frame, why not. That said, thanksgiving is something I personally try to make room for each day.
I’ve had a lot handed to me – neither will there be a day that I am not acutely aware of the sacrifices made to make that happen, nor that I am not immensely grateful. There is also a lot I had to work my ASS off to have, and lot I’ve had to work through. There might be only a small handful of people who fully understand the “work” I’ve put in, and just how far I’ve come, but I’m okay with that. I’m thankful for my own journey – the good, the bad, and the downright horrifying.
I don’t always remember to write out those things for which I am thankful – generally I think them, or say them to myself. Writing, though, is a phenomenal exercise – not only in mindfulness, but in self-learning. When we take the time to sit down, peel back the layers, delve deeply and feel, we come up with a lot more than we might have expected.
You can be thankful for little things as much as the substantial.
What you feel thankful for is never “wrong” because it is what feels right to you.
Gratitude goes a looooong way energetically, sharing with the Universe what other “good” should come your way.
I’m thankful for so much I think I could fill a book…but why not, after all? The more, especially in this case, the merrier. ❤