I love living. I suppose everyone has a different definition for living, but there are so many things I want to see and read and do and experience; I’m not sure there’s enough time to do it all! How does anyone have time to watch television? In the middle of all of this living, I encounter so many different people and personalities, and those interactions are always instructive and enlightening.
I’ve been grateful for the break in my workweek to focus on family, loved ones, and friends – all of whom make my daily gratitude list.
The Other Three
Exercise – done
Meditate – done
Kindness – done
- Good plans turning into great plans
- Being able to laugh at ourselves
- The majesty of the creatures of this earth
- Cold weather clothes to keep us warm
- Meditating in the midst of thousands
Think about your average fish tank, with the top of the tank being the point of entry for all things going in and out of the tank. That includes the fish, their food, and any plants you add to the mix. This afternoon I stood at the top of a 6.3 million gallon tank (yes, you read correctly), and no more than five feet from me surfaced a whale shark – the largest fish in the world. My heart swelled with sheer joy and delight at my privilege, and I am in complete awe of these creatures of the sea. Surreal, yes, I suppose, but it was a moment of presence and coexisting that I will remember always.If you like this post, you can subscribe to receive regular doses of encouragement and inspiration to help you on your way:
karen rittenhouse says
Loving the snow. From inside of course, where it’s warm, my tea is steaming, and there’s a fire in my fireplace that I control with a dial. Ahhhh, life is good.
I’m so grateful to God for the gift of a spectacle of snow. How special, here in the South. How unique and glorious and quiet and GORGEOUS! I was afraid that, by this late date in the season, we wouldn’t see snow this winter. But, nope! We were given the gift of a wonder of nature that beats anything man can create.
Wonder. That’s what’s abundant and available to all of us each and every moment. Thank you Lord, for the millions of special gifts that always exist around us, even when we aren’t looking.
Richard Smith says
I’ll bethere’s nothing quite like a shark encounter to bring some perspective. Great post!
Ohhhh, you’re so right, Richard! Thanks for stopping by!