Gratitude Attitude Return

             We are encouraged, through uncountable religious, belief systems, and spiritual paths, to Be In The Moment.  To sit in a state of grace.  To appreciate our small gifts.

             And truthfully?  They’re right.  We absolutely should.  We absolutely need to count our blessings and not our problems.  We absolutely have to spend more time being thankful and less time complaining.

             The trick is, to do it.  To capture those:

Precious Moments.

             It is (like so damn many other aspects of this long, arduous, strange journey) simple.  But not necessarily easy.

             I did some of it today, though.  I sat.  I breathed.  I rocked.  I held my grandbaby.  I stopped time for those brief and beautiful never-to-be-captured-again fleeting moments.

             It is Self-Care of the highest order.  It is about taking the time to NOT notice time.  It’s good for us.  And sometimes, that’s the best thing.

             To perfectly personify this generosity of the soul, we have an ideal validation on our card altar right now.

st nicholas of myra

“Generosity  ~  St Nicholas of Myra

You are being asked to start or continue giving time, money, assistance, or goods.  This act helps you know how much you have, and leads to a feeling of abundance that automatically attracts greater prosperity into your life.

The more you give, the more you will receive.  Contribute with joy and be totally detached from the outcome of your offering.  St Nicholas reminds us of the happiness we receive when we give to others, from the spirit of love.  

Allow yourself to be surprised at how the universe gives back to you.”

Today’s Deck:

Saints & Angels Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue

Today’s Sharing:

is this affirmation.

i deserve the best

I deserve the best.

And I accept the best now.

I am mentally and emotionally equipped to enjoy a prosperous and loving life.

It is my birthright to deserve all good.

I claim my good.

I deserve the best.

And I accept the best now.

.

To Give.

             Before I forget, check out London Mabel’s place here for a recent post that was too good not to share.   (We’ll wait……)

             All done?  Great.  Now we can continue.  Although, we’re on the brief side today because it was super busy here in The Burrow (and out of it), so I’m sitting down late.   There was an appointment with *A* and then a drive out to the airport to retrieve my Hurricane.  (She’s here for the service this weekend, and also, she was on the freaking news earlier as a quick featured commentator about that Nike ad with the kid running.)  We stopped at the store for a few essentials (salad items, a carton of yogurt, and some cookies).  Then we rode the bikes for five miles, in a huge big circle (my Route).

seattle tattoos

Be A Wise Owl
Not A Wise Ass

            And here she is posing with Max so I can be even more efficient, two-in-one!.  Daily Dog, plus her brilliant tattoo (inspired by a note my father gave her for her high school graduation).

             On our card altar we’re back to the regular rotation, with a really cool message.  (And saint.)

oracle cards, messages from saints, santa claus origins

“Generosity  ~  St Nicholas of Myra

You are asked to start or continue giving time, money, assistance, or goods.  This act helps you know how much you have, and leads to a feeling of abundance that automatically attracts greater prosperity into your life.

The more you give, the more you will receive.  Contribute with joy and be totally detached from the outcome of your offering.  St Nicholas reminds you of the happiness that you receive when you give to others from the spirit of love.   Allow yourself to be surprised at how the universe gives back to you.”

             This is like the suggestion that when we are feeling the most down, we get out of our own head and make the effort to help others.  It shows us how fortunate we are, and karmically, it pays big dividends later on down the line.  Also, it’s cheerful.  Even when (or specifically when) we are very sad.

Today’s Deck:

Saint’s & Angels Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue