BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD.
This Monday post became a Tuesday post this week due to the holiday.
I believe in the power of positive group energy. Perhaps if enough of us join together we can change the negative climate that exists and is overtaking our planet. Together we can move our fellow citizens of to a better, higher and finer place.
I hope that by writing these posts that we will move together beyond thankfulness into appreciation. Because appreciation for the moments and things for which we give thanks requires us to be mindful of our lives. One of the “mantras” that the great Vietnamese activist and teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh, has written about in his book, The Art of Communicating, is: “I know you are there”.
At the end of the post you will find a link up frog and I hope you will join me on this venture and once a week write a post and link up to others and share what you are thankful for this week.
This holiday weekend my youngest son came to visit. It has been a long time since we have come together as a family. I was overwhelming thankful for this very rare opportunity. But how did thankfulness become appreciation this weekend. I think for me by taking the time to follow Thich Nhat Hanh word’s of wisdom to pay attention to the person in front of me, to let that person know that “I know you are there”.
THINGS THAT CAUSED MOMENTS OF APPRECIATION
- Talking to my son about his visit with his brother who is severely brain injured.
- Watching my daughter-in-law, despite her discomfort, treat everyone with loving kindness.
- Watching the entire family, brothers, fathers, sons, grandfathers and grandson, just enjoy a lot of laughter over the game of bocce.
Wishing you many moments of appreciation this week,
BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD. SHARE YOUR STORIES OF THANKFULNESS AND APPRECIATION.
I am sharing this post today with my friends over at TWO WRITING TEACHERS.