Saturday, June 21, 2008

what inspires you?

a starfish?
a shell?
crashing waves at the edge of a great ocean?
a hand in the white sand, sifting grains worn into tiny dots by millenea of force.
unless I take time each day to appreciate and enjoy the gifts all around me, I get bogged down in my own personal story with all its "suffering" and "drama."

Gratitude is a key.
a huge key to making it in this stressful world.
without gratitude, I tend to sink into irritation, anger, frustration, all the what-ifs and why-nots flood my thoughts and take over.

A great poet said:
a poem does not mean
but be

and maybe if we think of our lives like that:
just be
without always trying to figure it all out.

My journal really helps me do that.

1 comment:

  1. Gratitude = Happiness

    It's such a simple equation. I know, sometimes, it's hard to be grateful, but gratitude has so much power to heal our reality. There's always something to be thankful for and when we express that, we attract more things to be thankful for. JMHO