I find what I go looking for. What I expect seems to manifest itself before me with great frequency. My thoughts shape my life more than any other single factor. Today I feel great and am loving life. With that spirit I choose to begin my day with a thought by Henry Drummond:
…to love abundantly is to live abundantly, and to love forever is to live forever…
With intention I hope to be more aware today than usual and live closely to the ending passage from the book “Contemplate” by Gwen Frostic, punctuated just as she originally wrote and published it:
Savor each moment of beauty –
The majestic – – and the simple . . .
Listen to silence – – –
that in itself
renders all words meaningless . . . . .
Feel the wind in the trees – – –
The ebb and flow of the tides – – –
Wild wings soaring high – – –
– – – the timeless rhythm of life . . . . .
Dream of stars shining over head – – –
– – of the mystic kinship
that underlies all life . . . . .
Keep a sense of wonder –
and of awe – – – –
– – – – forever
Some mornings I am nearly overtaken with gratefulness to be alive. I relish those days when I begin well and know whatever comes, it will be an outstanding day. What joy to be conscious and able to witness and experience all I will get to smell, feel, hear, taste and see! Come pain or pleasure, trouble or ease, happiness or grief… it will be a good day. I am grateful to be alive!
You will find as you look back upon your life
that the moments when you have truly lived
are the moments when you have done things
in the spirit of love.
First posted here on August 28, 2012