IF THE ONLY PRAYER YOU SAID IN YOUR LIFE WAS "THANK YOU", THAT WOULD SUFFICE. ~Meister Eckhart

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

06.03.09

The strongest power has no need to show itself or to prove itself. It is quiet, calm, determined and unshakable.
Boastfulness is the surest sign of weakness and insecurity. True confidence has no need to speak of itself.
Authentic richness is endlessly generous. Anyone who has the need to appear rich suffers from a terribly painful poverty of the spirit. ~Ralph Marston
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Today I am grateful...
  • that 'the spirit' has felt so huge lately
  • that last night Bunny wanted in my lap so I reached down, he stood up on his hind legs and I grabbed him under his front legs and put him on my chest. As I leaned back in my chair and continued watching Brian Williams with Mr. Obama. Bunny settled his muzzle against me and sort of sunk down into me. Our hearts were just inches from each other and the joy and comfort that brought moved me to tears. His eyes slowly closed and it was a profound feeling. All was right in my world.
  • that some days I am just absolutely overwhelmed with the gratitude in my life

I raised my eyes and saw a huge bird rising in the sky. I watched it suddenly give itself up to the powerful air currents of the mountains. Swept along, swooping and soaring, the bird did things seemingly impossible for mortal birds to do. It was an inspiring example of a fellow creature "letting go" to a power greater than itself. I realized that if the bird "took back his will" and tried to fly with less trust, on its power alone, it would spoil its apparent free flight. That insight granted me the willingness to pray the Seventh Step prayer. ~Daily Reflections

My Creator, I am willing that You should have all of me, good and bad. I pray that You now remove from me every single defect of character which stands in the way of my usefulness to You and my fellows. Grant me strength, as I go out from here to do Your bidding. ~Seventh Step Prayer

13 comments:

Jeremy said...

Your moment with Bunny brought me to tears, thank you for sharing that with me.

I LOVE that bird image too - thank you thank you thank you

Boston said...

beautiful bunny. i'm glad you have him. i'm glad he has you.

Trailboss said...

Such sweetness. That reminds me of what Chester and you shared. Wasn't that special report wonderful? I can't wait for part 2 tonight.

Give Buns a kiss for us.

Ed G. said...

I love that you're able to rest in the spirit - huge - and, small...
Blessings and aloha...

Lou said...

Boston Terriers are celestial, gossamer, aery creatures.

(NOT!)

Syd said...

Little Bunny snuggled against you and the love and peace of that moment is beautiful. It's a time to treasure.

Bill said...

Thanks. I needed some thoughts on 'letting go' today.

Findon said...

Such a lovely post. It makes me smile when I read about your gratitude, which you post about a lot. Thanks

Ginnie said...

"Anyone who has the need to appear rich suffers from a terribly painful poverty of the spirit." That is wonderful.
I wish we had a picture of you and Bunny...special stuff!

dailypiglet said...

i love how you described the bunny heart love, those are the moments that make everything worth it.

Zanejabbers said...

I get to experience that with my Mamie each evening. I know that feeling all too well. Lucky us.

Mary Christine said...

How sweet it must be to experience a quiet and still bunny.

Anonymous said...

This was beautiful and inspiring. I am struggling right now, staying sober is a huge issue. I shall huge my puppy and know love

Hokulea