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
Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. ~ William James
I would like to start out by thanking all of you who responded to my recent post: Is It Bad To Be In Someone’s Thoughts and Prayers?
Some of you outright agreed with me with a heartfelt “Amen”! Others gave me some interesting feedback and some things to think about. One friend agreed with the condition that prayer is good only if it is an affirmative prayer (as opposed to a petition type of prayer). Another reader liked the piece but suggested that it had some negative energy attached to it (it did perhaps have a bit of a rant tone didn’t it)? She suggested I focus on how I can help instead. I will confess that we had a close family member pass away unexpectedly right after the Thanksgiving holiday. Perhaps she is right? Hence, this post.
This morning I invite you to either in the form of a prayer or in your journal, think or write about how you may be of service today.
Ask the questions: “How may I be of service today” or simply: “How may I be of help today”? Then meditate, pray, or write. I find it is helpful to do a little meditation first on questions such as these and then write in my journal.
I will start a little bit and then sign off and wish you a wonderful day…
How may I be helpful today?
1. I can talk less and listen more
2. I can slow down on the roads today and look for ways to be more considerate to my fellow motorists
3. I can smile
4. I can ask others “how are you doing today”? (and really mean it and take an interest in them)
5. I can share the work of others on social media
I will stop for now. Have a blessed day.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. ~ Anne Frank
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
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
Since our Short Morning Prayer club launched about four months ago, we have had many friends join us to receive a little inspiration in their inbox each morning. I know that starting our days off with prayer, meditation, and journal writing is a great way to start the day. I have greatly benefited from starting my day off this way (as opposed to reading or watching the news or grumbling about something).
Our club has been simple. One short prayer every morning. It doesn’t matter what religion we participate in. All that matters is that we give ourselves a few precious minutes to be still and connect with our higher power.
Starting our day this way is so powerful. I have decided to make some changes.
First, it is open to everybody, free of charge.
Simply fill out the form, and you will be in.
When you do sign up, you will have access to my lovely ebook which contains many morning verses and prayers from The Warm Milk Journal.
You will then, depending on the time zone you live in, receive a short morning prayer in your email each morning.
The second change I wish to make is to have this be more interactive with input from you. I would love for all of us in our club to share prayers, inspirations, perhaps challenges that they could use some prayers for… When you join, feel free to reply to the emails or email: WarmMilkJournal@Outlook.com and I will make sure that your thoughts are shared with everybody in the club. I think it would be really interesting to learn about different cultures, religions, and beliefs from one another.
I am thankful for this new day.
I will do my best to be present, let things that don’t really matter go, and tend to the things that do matter.
Thank you for my health. Thank you for my family’s health. Thank you.
If you enjoyed this post, you will love our Short Morning Prayer Club!
Good morning and thank you for this new day. I will do my best not to judge anything or anybody. Please help me to forgive myself and others so that I may be more fully present.
I am grateful for this beautiful day.
Good morning! Thank you for this new day. May I finish things I’ve started, let go of things that are already finished or no longer need my attention, and be mindful of what really matters to me.
I am excited about serving others and learning new things. Thank you God, for giving me another day of life.