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

Monday, July 13, 2009

07.13.09

When you have to make a choice and don't make it, that is in itself a choice. ~William James
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Today I am grateful...
  • for soft, quiet Sundays spent in air conditioning--painting, reading, napping, snuggling with Bunny. Ahhhhh...
  • that there will be enough today and tomorrow
  • that there are images in my art bank just waiting to make their way onto canvases
  • that the most elegant things in life are the most simple things
  • for the sustaining power of God

It is not idle fantasy to imagine beginning life again because, in a sense, we have. In recovery, it seems we have begun life again, only with our eyes a little more open. ~Touchstones

Be expectant. Constantly expect better things. Believe that what God has in store for you is better than anything you ever had before. The way to grow old happily is to expect better things right up to the end of your life and even beyond that. A good life is a growing expanding life, with ever-widening horizons, an ever-greater circle of friends and acquaintances, and an ever-greater opportunity for usefulness. ~24 Hours a Day

7 comments:

Mary Christine said...

I'm sorry it is so hot there...

Lou said...

I expect better things..NO..I know better things are ahead.

thanks..

Tall Karen said...

There is no doubt in my mind that I was given a chance to start my life over...eyes way more open!

Mmmm...very peaceful list today.

Ed G. said...

Here's to conscious, deliberate choices and willingness to learn...

Blessings and aloha...

Syd said...

I like having my eyes at least partially open, although I'm still tired so maybe shutting them would be good.

Todd HellsKitchen said...

I'm sure that Art Bank is more valuable than the Ffederal Reserve!

dailypiglet said...

"for the sustaining power of God" my favorite.