Today is truly a “gift” from God. Blessings
strange how this video preaches buddhist philosophy and yet you include your magical sky daddy in the title.
Thank you for the post on Gratitude. I linked your post to mine where we are discussing Thankfulness. Gratitude and thankfulness are things that I am trying to work on in my personal life.
the good old days. Enjoy them all you can.
"You underestimate the character of man." | "So be off now, and set about it." | Up for a game?
I needed that. Now this 46 year old tough guy's got to clean up his face.
"The test of all happiness is gratitude."
Yesterday is history,
Tomorrow is a Mystery,
Today is a gift.
That's why we call it the Present.
Liberty is meaningless where the right to utter one’s thoughts and opinions has ceased to exist. That, of all rights, is the dread of tyrants. It is the right which they first of all strike down.
-- Frederick Douglass
magnificent! Thank you for this rejuvenation of appreciation of all things around us. I am grateful to be alive and be apart of this beautiful community of freedom-loving people. Bless you all!
I wish nothing like this happens to her:
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sometimes LL can suck & sometimes LL rocks!
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15
Why all other down votes on this comment. I also think it is sad she will have to face the tsa one day.
And much needed for perspective in a mad world.
"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect" - Mark Twain
The idea of living in Liberty just by opening your eyes every day sends shivers. Well done.
When i saw "a gift from God" I assumed this had something to do with abortion haha....i guess that's what election season does to you. Great message! thanks for sharing!
3,700 utterly unique and unrepeatable children in the womb will be prevented from ever knowing the gift of life, for they will be murdered by an abortionist in the name of "freedom."
"To live without a steady struggle for the Truth, that is not living but merely existing" -Piere Giorgio Frassatti
It was a lovely message and a nice way to start the day. I had two thoughts. First, one of the things I'm personally grateful for was the opportunity my children had to attend a private elementary school with different goals than most. Among them, teachers attempted to foster a sense of (really a capability for) reverence, gratitude, and awe. Virtually all of my family and friends deemed it peculiar ~ indeed, irresponsible ~ that I would choose such a school. Didn't I care about their academic success? Well, yeah. But my hopes for my children were simply nothing that could measured that way. And so my children were spared the IQ tests that my friends' nursery/kindergarten children took in the hopes of qualifying them to be in the city's "top" schools, those virtually guaranteeing them already by that age admission into better colleges, leading to better jobs and higher incomes; beginning with an early reading program... while my children were spending much of their school time in creative free play (including outdoors in almost any weather) and listening to fairy tales told aloud (not read from books). Like the girl in the video said, your imagination can lead you anywhere, and it makes you want to go deeper, and "it could be beautiful." Secondly, being among the 1% of those still without power from the hurricane, I won't soon take for granted what the narrator spoke of: flipping a switch to have light, turning on a faucet to have hot water... Thanks again. :)
When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir
....the reminder that we sometimes are only grateful for what we have when we no longer have it.
(((Now, please somebody turn the lights back on for the 1%...they dug deep and got the best positive lesson out of no power.)))
Ps. May not help, but it is worth a try!
After reading your comment, all day it was on the tip of my tongue, "You don't know what you've got til it's gone..." Ah! Joni Mitchell's Big Yellow Taxi http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWwUJH70ubM
Life imitates art: now that I've just listened to it again, I see that the added verse turns out to also incorporate the article Nonna posted, "Ten Easy Steps to American Serfdom." http://www.dailypaul.com/262531/ten-easy-steps-to-steps-to-a...
“Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.”
― Albert Schweitzer
...I up-voted everyone who posted on this thread affirming that they resonated to the message. It made me feel good.
I felt as encouraged and hopeful by the comments as I did by the video. I am thankful that we all met momentarily on this thread at this time and agreed about a very simple concept...The Present..a gift that we can ignore or receive. Nobody can take that away from us!
I'm thankful, too, that a moment of our day was all meeting here.
The World is my country, all mankind is my brethren, to do good is my religion.
Peacemakers without peace in their hearts are very ineffective...
As Tony De Mello once said, "40 wolves on a peace committee do not yield peace".
We need to do the internal work of releasing fear, injustice and anger....then, and only then, can we begin our attempt at re-arranging the external world! Thanks for the post!
"Plunge into the heat of battle and keep your heart at the lotus feet of the Lord."
Back when I was working as a trader, there was this one guy who just didn't get along with the manager of the office. One day he comes to work, and writes on the whiteboard:
The past is history,
The future a mystery,
And God's gift to you,
is the Present
And that very day, he got fired. It was a complete shock to everyone, including him. But it burned that little inscription into my mind forever. I hoped that he enjoyed his present.
He really hated it at work, and I could only imagine that being released must have been on one hand, a great relief. I thought of him out there, after he walked out the door, like a fish swimming free, his future wide open, while we were all still stuck behind our desks, under the fluorescent lights, our futures for the rest of the day grimly certain.
Thank you again.
Crazy to think that without that quote, there possibly may never have been a DP!?
it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--
beautiful post of Gratitude and here is the Gratitude dance for your enjoyment.
Prepare & Share the Message of Freedom through Positive-Peaceful-Activism.
..in posting that reminder hours ago as I woke up and drank my coffee.
Interesting note: Although I loved it, I almost watched only half thinking "okay, I got it." Then I realized why some of us miss much of the opportunities and positive observances..
We are in too big of a hurry. We don't put a priority on the things that really matter. And, yet, when we do...it can change our perspective for the rest of the day and impact the people we meet, what we observed, what we give and what we receive.
Thanks for the reminder.
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