Good morning, friends. is it Wednesday already? In our writing journals I simply invite you to add a few things down that you are thankful for.
No matter what part of the world you live in, I hope you are warm, safe, and happy.
My journal entry:
My Blessings today are:
1. I am alive and healthy
2. My kids are alive and healthy
3. My parents are alive and healthy
4. I love my work!
5. I love my community and home
God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say “thank you?” ~ William A. Ward
Have a blessed day!
Thank you for the many blessings in my life. I appreciate the time I got to spend with family and friends this holiday season. I am ever grateful for my health and my family’s health. When each new day arrives, I am reminded that I have a fresh start. Today is a gift. I thank you.
If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, “thank you,” that would suffice. ~ Meister Eckhart
Good morning! Thank you for the sunlight that is filtering through the clouds today. I feel encouraged that today is going to be a great day. I will do my best to make someone smile, complete a project that needs tending to, and give myself time to be still and connect with you.
Thank you and
What we do matters,
The things we do to show we care…
It does not matter so much what we say
as much as how much the boots hit the ground
after the ideas have made their way around.
What we do matters,
For at the end of the day
We can’t take our things with us
but folks will remember us in a particular way
depending on what we are doing now.
How am I doing? I sometimes wonder…
For it is easy to get caught up in lot’s of stuff,
and forgetting the details that really matter.
So is what I am doing enough?
Will it pass the test of time?
In this case it is my own humble lifeline…
(a tiny thumb print after all)
Yes, I decide that what I do matters!
From morning to night
I may not always get it right
but in the end
my heart and this World of ours
will eventually mend.
This verse was inspired tonight by the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, which is happening right now. In a nutshell, it is a time to reflect and look back at the last year. What did we do well? What are some things we did that weren’t so great and we ask to be forgiven so that we can let them go? It is a solemn holiday but there is a sweetness about it too as we are all striving to do our best. The coming year is a clean slate and we all can start a new chapter.
Life is an adventure in forgiveness. ~ Norman Cousins
This morning, I am thankful for many things including:
1. My health
2. My family
3. My job
4. My cat
5. The opportunity to connect with many of you here on The Warm Milk Journal
6. Living near a beautiful beach
7. Being able to see, hear, taste, and touch
8. Creative ideas that surface with inspiration
How about you? What do you feel thankful for this morning? Get out your journal and write a few things down. It is a very nice way to start the day.
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Have a blessed day,
As I begin this new week, I wish to thank you for all of my present blessings. May this week be filled with good work, creativity, vibrant energy, and seeing the best in challenges that will come my way.
May I be up to whatever task is set before me.
What a benediction is this fragrance of the early morning! The vernal grass fills the whole atmosphere as with a shower of sweetness. ~ Sarah Smiley
Thank you for being there. I hear you in the silence, I hear you in the frog chorus going on right now in my little backyard pond… I hear you when my husband tells me he loves me and when I hear my neighbor’s wonderful laughter across the street.
Thanks for the conversation. I love you.
Starting and ending our day with gratitude is a powerful habit to get into.
My prayer for this morning:
Thank you for this new day. I appreciate feeling refreshed and pain free. I am thankful for being home and safe after a long day on the road yesterday.
For those in pain, for those who have loved ones in pain, for people who have lost someone they love: I pray for them so they know they are loved and not alone.
We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. ~ Thornton Wilder