CharmedPosted: March 8, 2013
In life one has a choice to take one of two paths: to wait for some special day — or to celebrate each special day.
~ Rasheed Ogunlaru
Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
As I walked this morning, my mantra was “I am grateful for the gift of this day.” The ground was mushy and muddy and slippery in spots. The sky was overcast and several shades of gray. The air was cold and carrying the scent of the neighbor’s horses and cows.
It was a beautiful morning in spite of the lack of sunshine and blue sky. Even the gray clouds had a beauty to them I don’t often appreciate.
Gratitude, in my experience, leads to appreciation although sometimes we appreciate before we become aware of our gratitude.
We can either be in the flow or be in our heads. Moment to moment, our bodies remind us whether we are present or not. In the end it is never about control, it is always about letting go.
~ Rolf Gates & Katrina Kenison, Meditations From The Mat
It can be difficult to appreciate a day like today. This is the time of year when it is neither winter nor spring. There is no snow to play in, no ice to sparkle in the light. The ground is muddy. Flowers are just beginning to stir. The crocuses and snowdrops are the only bloomers right now, and there’s not a lot of color in the outside world (unless you go looking for it or create it on your own).
When each day is the same as the next, it’s because people fail to recognize the good things that happen in their lives every day that the sun rises.
~ Paolo Coehlo
We’re springing forward this weekend. I prefer to fall back because I love that extra hour of sleep. Sunrise will come later for a while. Tomorrow the sun will come up at 6:48 am. On Sunday we won’t see it until almost an hour later (at 7:46 am).
… there is no such thing as a charmed life, not for any of us, no matter where we live or how mindfully we attend to the tasks at hand. But there are charmed moments, all the time, in every life and in every day, if we are only awake enough to experience them when they come and wise enough to appreciate them.
~ Katrina Kenison, The Gift of an Ordinary Day
I reckon that’s it from the Bogs for today. Thank you so much for stopping by and joining me on another walk around Breezy Acres. I hope your day included a charmed moment or two or three.
Have a sweet and delightful day, evening, night… wherever and whenever you are on the spectrum of time. And have a great weekend!
Magic wasn’t something I had to go in search of; it was here, within me, all the time. When hearts are open, when love is flowing, magic happens.
~ Katrina Kenison, Magical Journey: An Apprenticeship in Contentment