"Gratitude, generosity, and grace are three of my favorite words.
These three words help guide my daily thoughts, words and actions. When I feel joyful and excited, I think of "gratitude" and the "abundance" of family and friends that help make me rich and the "blessings" that those relationships offer.
When I feel grateful for a gift received or for the blessings in my life, I feel generous and want to share with others.
When I receive compliments or encouragement and when I experience challenges and pain, "grace" is there to remind me that success is a gift and a tool to help others along the way, and that challenges increase my capacity to love unconditionally and understand others without judgment . . . eventually. Hah! "Grace" also reminds me that the challenges I encounter are opportunities that are meant to increase my life's experiences.
These three words define--in a bite-size way--my understanding of "Love."
It's good to have tools that help bring focus to what's really important. Successes and failures, good times and bad times, joyful times and unhappy times, celebrations and reflective moments . . . these are a few of life's yin/yang moments.
Gratitude, Generosity and Grace are three words that help me "Love." These three words put me back on the path when I take a side road--and I take a lot of side roads every day.
When my grandchildren spill red juice on the carpet, these words help me to say to them: "It's okay. We can wipe up the spill. No worries."
When a young man holds the door open for me as I enter the chocolate shop (;-D), these three words help me understand the importance of verbalizing my gratitude to this young man so that he can grow in kindness.
Thank you for stopping by, and reading my ramblings. I hope what you find here inspires and increases your life's journey . . . and thank you for celebrating with me.
Have a fun and safe holiday weekend.