I am, by nature, a thankful person. I am usually channeling my inner child, which means I view the world with eyes filled with awe and wonder. I see so much light and love in the world! I see goodness and light in every other self I encounter along the way, even when others might see darkness, still, I am able to see that spark of light. It is always there, and is exactly the thing that illustrates the darkness in the first place.
I am not, however, a great writer. So please accept this post as the ramblings of this woman's inner child.
This evening I am most thankful for the following wonders that have filled my day:
My baby "grand-brother" celebrated his 10th birthday today! He is a little more than 50 years my junior, but still he is my brother. I love to chat with him on the phone and have him tell me about running 30 laps in his school fundraiser today and hear the joy in his voice at his accomplishment, and the pride and gratitude that is big sis donated "$1.00 per lap!". What a special gift from the Universe he is in my life!
I'm grateful that today I met a woman at the grocery store who was depressed. For some reason, when I literally bumped into her I struck up a conversation about how I have been depressed ever since the kids grew up and left home, which is exactly the reason she was feeling blue today. She is the Mom of 5 kids and her 4th - her youngest daughter - will graduate soon and go away to college. We chatted for awhile and exchanged phone numbers. She encouraged me, and said that I had encouraged her in return.
I am thankful today for the "Mysterious Nauture of Time" thread. The symmetry and synchronicity of the souls who have participated there is quite beautiful, and meaningful to me.
Also today, I'm grateful for Facebook which allows me to be in close contact with my family, spread all over the US - literally coast-to-coast. And with friends around the globe. What a beautiful thing it is! Last week I was able to stop and have dinner with a Facebook friend that I had never before met in person. She is the friend of one of my nieces. We became Facebook friends when they were in college together and she needed some encouragement. Now we are friends who have come face-to-face.
Life can be so amazing when I pay attention to the little nudges and whispers of the Universe (or Higher Self, or Holy Spirit, or whatever label you wish to use). That guidance is always there, and if I am listening/paying attention, and then take action (and that is really the key) I always get that beautiful blessed feeling that I am fuliflling my destiny. There is really nothing quite like it. And believe me, taking action is the key! It is so easy to talk myself out of making the move, or saying the word. So easy to avoid looking that other self in the eye and opening up the conversation, sometimes just by smiling and letting the energy flow. But when I do pass on the opportunities, there is always a feeling of regret that I could have helped, but didn't.
Or maybe I'm just fooling myself. Who knows?
Blessings, love and light!