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(Not quite) Wordless Wednesday

Our hearts can become filled with praise and thanks without the use of words.

~ Paul Tillich

I know a few of you out there practice yoga and/or meditation and some have chosen the word Gratitude for this year’s word or theme.  So, I thought I’d share with you that Spirit Voyage has a 40-day meditation practice going that began yesterday (but you can climb aboard today or anytime, really).  It’s called A Grateful Heart.  The meditation is beautiful.  Join me, if you’re interested.  (For those who don’t like signing up for stuff via email, you don’t have to.  Just use the link I provided.  I enjoy the daily messages and reminders, but they really aren’t necessary.)

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New Germany

Under the clear water of the lake. (October 2017, New Germany Lake, western Maryland)

We can touch wonder in every moment as we slow down and perceive the world around us as if for the first time. And when we contact wonder, we know thankfulness for the most ordinary, extraordinary things of life.

~M. J. Ryan

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Wonderful weekend

Sunday sunset at the Point
Sunday sunset at the Point

Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind.  “Pooh?” he whispered.
“Yes, Piglet?”
“Nothing,” said Piglet, taking Pooh’s hand. “I just wanted to be sure of you.”

~ A. A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

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The grace of autumn

Late bloomers
Late bloomers

One of the noblest words in our language is “grace,” defined as “unearned blessing.”  We live by grace far more than by anything else.  Accordingly, I find that the one thing which I want to put into practice in my own life is the conscious and deliberate habit of finding someone to thank.

~ Elton Trueblood

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Getting ready


Expressing gratitude ignites the light within us and is a sure path to joy.  Gratitude is one of the highest vibrations of energy we can create, it’s free, and anyone can give it.  It can be as simple as being thankful for soup, being thankful one can see, walk, wiggle a finger, or tap to a beat.  One can be grateful for happy children, good neighbors, good luck, and simply being alive… Part of the journey toward joy involves not waiting around for trouble, but being continuously aware of our blessings.

~ Charlotte David Kasl

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Days of gratitude

A spiral dance

(Some people) have a wonderful capacity to appreciate again and again, freshly and naively, the basic goods of life, with awe, pleasure, wonder, and even ecstasy.

~ A. H. Maslow

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