Monday, October 5, 2009

It was 29 degrees here this morning. It was quite brisk as we walked our 6,000 steps (I have a new pedometer)! But now the sun is shining brightly through my windows and warming my cold bones! I try to be thankful each morning for the new day and for the sunshine but too often I find myself hurrying as soon as I awaken. As I write these words a warm feeling arises in my heart...a longing for quiet!
Earlier I saw a line from an email as I passed through the morning's mail. It read "Studies show impact of hopelessness, apathy on cardio-vascular system". Most of us know the impact that the studies have proven...not good!
So, as I pondered this, I asked myself" What keeps me happy and hopeful"? And the word""quiet arose in my mind before I even finished asking the question. I really like our morning walk when we are 'alone together' or quiet! It is a time for reflection and prayer for me and often very rich. I am always amazed by the wisdom in nature and ,of course,the peace! Taking time out during the day is also a way for me to check in,to give thanks and to feel the love within and all around me. It's like a mini nap that people speak about but for me,it's a mini moment of prayer! And then I think of one more thing...gratitude is the very best medicine for the woes that we face. If I am willing there is ALWAYS something to be grateful for and that moment of gratuitude can lift my spirit!
May your spirit be lifted up today by the sunshine in your heart!

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