Tuesday, November 21, 2006

The View Through Grateful Filters

Stop right now and think - just for a minute - about what you are grateful for. Right now. In this moment. Take a deep breath. Were you able to take in that sweet air easily and comfortably? Be grateful for that.

What do you see around you? What colors do you notice? Even when the sky appears to be gray with autumn clouds, the reality is that it is always blue way beyond the clouds. Be grateful for that.

Think of all the people in your life. They're all there to teach you some sort of lesson - a lesson in forgiveness, in love, in compassion, in gratitude. Be grateful for them.

And if you can't celebrate your breath or your sight or the people in your life this Thanksgiving season, just know that you've always got a friend in me. Come back and visit often - we'll create a brand new dialogue opportunity with each post.

I'm seeing all the wonderful gifts in my life through new eyes this Thanksgiving season (literally ... see my post about my recent Lasik surgery!). As I practice gratitude in the moment, I see even more how truly blessed I really am for everything that's in my life. When I look at everything in my life through the eyes of gratitude, I really do realize that absolutely everything is a potential lesson - and all those lessons help me build my capacity.

What do your grateful eyes show you this season? Notice what you notice and tell us about it here!

Thank you for visiting and for being in this conversation!

2 Comments:

At 5:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jodee, I'm grateful for becoming a blogger! Thank you for your conversations these past few months, and Happy Thanksgiving!

 
At 6:09 PM, Blogger Jodee said...

Terry:

The feeling is entirely mutual! You have added so much to my store of wisdom and I'm eternally grateful!

Happy Thanksgiving to you, too!

 

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