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

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

07.21.09

Each today, well-lived, makes yesterday a dream of happiness and each tomorrow a vision of hope. Look, therefore, to this one day, for it and it alone is life. ~Sanskrit poem
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Today I am grateful...
  • that I am up and posting early so I can make it to a very early doctor appointment
  • for yesterday's unexpected bonus
  • that I can answer the phone when a friend calls
  • to watch people take care of themselves
  • that what woke me several times this morning, something touching my arm and then my face, was just a harmless moth
  • for the afternoon rain yesterday and the almost seasonal temperatures
  • that the world sure can be quiet at times

The perverse wish to hide a bad motive underneath a good one permeates human affairs from top to bottom. This subtle and elusive kind of selfish-righteousness can underlie the smallest act or thought. Learning daily to spot, admit, and correct these flaws is the essence of character-building and good living. ~As Bill Sees It

10 comments:

dAAve said...

Well, I'll be!

Pam said...

oooo unexpected bonus-yahoo!

Tall Karen said...

Motives and intentions...so simple...yet not easy. Have a good day and hope it's getting cooler. We got your heat here in CA!

Trailboss said...

We are having incredible weather here this month. Good rains and decent temps. Good stuff!

Syd said...

Great stuff today. I'm glad that it was a moth fluttering about. For a moment I thought maybe Bunny was licking you.

Bill said...

Was it a big ol' Luna moth?

Thanks for the Sanskrit. I heard that one time at a meeting, and couldn't remember it.

I hope the doctor doesn't dislodge anything unpleasant as he/she pokes around your nooks & crannies.

~ Tabitha ~ said...

Glad it was just a harmless moth and not one of those killer ones I've read about..lol..
I'm back to blogging.Missed it.
Need it.Come visit anytime.
T xo

Mary Christine said...

I am glad you answer the phone too. Thanks.

Lou said...

When I used to think of an unexpected bonus, I thought money. Not anymore!

Ed G. said...

Blessings to you in this one day...