Good Morning my friends,
We have a couple of messages this week, which I felt would go hand in hand very well.
JOY IN LIVING – “When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself.” (Chief Tecumseh)
Starting the day with a positive thought sets the tone for everything that follows. Instead of focusing on our troubles and worries, we can think about our blessings-how lucky we are to have a warm, dry place to sleep; good food to eat; nice clothes to wear; a job to go to; family and friends to support us; a new day to enjoy; fresh air to breathe. And, most of all, how lucky we are just to be alive.
NOTE TO SELF: I will take a few minutes when I first wake up to think about the many good things in my life. (Linda Picone)
THANKFULNESS-“Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little. And if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick. And if we got sick, at least we didn’t die. So, let us all be thankful.” (Buddha)
In closing I would like to add another note in celebration of spring: “Sitting quietly doing nothing, the spring comes and grass grows by itself.” (Zen proverb)
Let’s take the time , just a few minutes of our day, to sit quietly and reflect on the proverb above and how like the growth of the new spring grass each and every one of us may have grown or continue to grow on our journey toward living a better, happier and more positive life.
Wishing everyone a great week and happy first day of spring
This is Susie Q for QSPAC signing off.