"Let's have a merry journey, and shout about how light is good and dark is not. What we should do is not future ourselves so much. We should now ourselves. "NOW thyself" is more important than "Know thyself." Reason is what tells us to ignore the present and live in the future. So all we do is make plans. We think that somewhere there are going to be green pastures. It's crazy. Heaven is nothing but a grand, monumental instance of future. Listen, now is good. Now is wonderful." ~ Mel Brooks
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Welcome to Gratitude! If you feel called to join along please link up in the comments section below with any post that expresses your gratitude and reverence for the "little things" in your life. Share on your blog, spread the word on Facebook or any other social outlet. Let's slow it down and enjoy our time and remember to be thankful for all the moments that make life worth while!
This past month of intense living has reminded me of a LOT of things. Mostly, it has reminded me to continue to deeply practice mindful, meaningful, present living. I've noticed my wish to be completely free from the drama that I see so many I love living with, the sadness, the fear. All of those things that suck away the good moments or make them less meaningful. My awareness has peaked to a level that I am now able to realize the life that lies ahead, in all it's glory and wonder but also the realness that exists simply by being human. I'm no longer living in a bubble where our lives will remain untouched. I am now striving to live free from any forms, with no borders or boundaries. I wake up in the morning, tired and weary but know deep in my heart, and even if I'm unable to show it, that living here with the people I am blessed to call my family and friends is the most perfect life I could have ever dreamed of. Things go wrong and things fall apart.......but I have much trust and faith that even in those moments love is present and we will be alright.
So today (and everyday), I am grateful for the love and faith in my heart, my most amazing husband and beautiful children, and our many loving and wonderful friends and family as their lives are what make mine whole!