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

Friday, September 11, 2009

09.11.09

The great mind knows the power of gentleness. ~Robert Browning
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Today I am grateful...
  • for the power of the practice of gratitude. It has changed my life, my thoughts and my actions.
  • for the experience of turning into 8-year-olds howling with laughter in the back seat of a friend's car yesterday. So much fun!
  • that as I continue to stay sober and work a program of recovery new things are revealed to me. Some are huge and some are as subtle as the breeze from a butterflies wings, and somehow I have been made aware of many of them. Life on the other side of the bottle can be glorious. I am in awe of this experience. On a daily basis I am incredibly grateful.
  • that I have been seeing butterflies daily for three weeks or so

The world only makes sense because people share. It is the giving and receiving that makes life worthwhile. To be an island unto myself is isolation. I know what it was to be lonely. Today I desire are relationship of mind, body and feelings. ~Fr Leo

6 comments:

Syd said...

I'm seeing sulfur butterflies here as well. It's a sign of fall coming.

Scott W said...

Those, white ones, Monarchs and Ulysses. I have not seen them this regularly, ever.

Ed G. said...

Saw 2 monarchs yesterday...

Blessings and aloha...

Tall Kay said...

Ahhh...the joy of laughter, gratitude and sharing! What is it with the spirituality of butterflies and hummingbirds? They both make me think of God.

Mary Christine said...

You must be in their migratory path. How nice.

dailypiglet said...

the monarchs travel when it starts to get cold, they migrate every year to mexico. isn't that CRAZY? scientists are trying to figure out why and how.

monarchs are amazing, when they are in the pupae state they create gold dots on their light green covering.

do you have any butterfly bushes near your house? if you do they will come :)