DRINKING ALCOHOL TAUGHT ME HOW TO FLY THEN IT TOOK AWAY THE SKY
Saturday, August 1, 2009
ON BEING GRATEFUL
In a blog yesterday, my blog-friend Carol wrote an excerpt about the:
"Good news ... from Melody in Lang'ge of Letting Go . . . Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life . . . "
It became significant in my thoughts Saturday, through some VERY trying moments (hours?) of personal disturbances, so I decided to paste the whole piece from Language of Letting Go, by Melody Beattie, a Hazeldon book of Meditation.
"GRATITUDEunlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, and confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. It turns problems into gifts, failures into successes, the unexpected into perfect timing, and mistakes into important events. It can turn an existence into a real life, and disconnected situations into important and beneficial lessons. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
GRATITUDE makes things right.
GRATITUDE turns negative energy into positive energy. There is no situation or circumstance so small or large that it is not susceptible to gratitude's power.
We can start with who we are and what we have today, apply gratitude, then let it work its magic.
Say thank you, until you mean it. if you say it long enough, you will believe it."
This was not what I had prepared for my Sunday blog, but I hope you all like to read it. Again, if you already have read it once on Saturday, be kind to yourself, and re-read. And, do not forget--GRATITUDE is an "action" word! Bless you all!
Sober 36 years (March 18, 1974), I am a former symphony violinist who loves prose, poetry, drawing, music (of course!) art of many genres and philosophies.
Here I will write about my life, thoughts, addiction recovery, and almost anything else of which I know very little.
Laughter, happiness, peace, enthusiasm and love shape my life these days.
If you enjoy reading my stuff, please be welcomed here.
If you do not enjoy, please be nice and leave the room quietly--grin!!