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Be Grateful...Be Humble

Hey y’all, I hope everyone has had a blessed, stress free, week! As the week closes lets take time to think of at least 5 things you are grateful for. I know during these uncertain times it may be difficult to think of things. There is always something to be grateful for, it is there if you look. We have freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of expression, freedom to love whom we choose, freedom. Let me repeat that again, freedom. We have so many different forms of freedom here in the USA, so many that people take advantage of. It is definitely something to be grateful for. We also have family, friends, our pets to love, the sun’s warmth, the rain’s nourishment and refreshing smell, the beautiful sky, the breath in our lungs, the ocean to swim in, the sand to squish our toes in, the forest’s quiet tranquility, the deserts mysterious beauty! I can keep going and going....there is always something to be grateful for. One just simply has to look. So let’s take this day, this hour, this minute, to just sit and be thankful. Close your eyes (after you red this) Inhale deeply, taking in all of life’s blessings and exhale all of the negativity from this week. Inhale again and think of someone who committed a kind act for you this week and as you exhale thank them. Inhale again, hold it for 8 seconds, try to not think, just count. Now exhale for 8 seconds, think of nothing but the numbers. Now just sit...just be for a moment.

So how do you feel, any better? It’s nice to perform simplistic tiny meditations like that after a long hard day, affirmations to yourself of love and peace. It’s always beneficial to think of the things we do have, instead of what we don’t. To congratulate ourselves for what we did do, instead of what we did not. Don’t be so hard on yourself, you are doing the best you can right now and that is all that matters. Life is too short, way too short to be stressed and full of anxiety and fears. You will look back on this moment a year from now and think of how much time you wasted stressing, being angry, crying, worrying, is not worth it. Be in the moment, whether good or bad. Focus on now. What can I do now? How can I help now? Will worrying about it change it now?

Let’s all be grateful, love one another, always remember to be kind and lend a hand when you can. I hope all of you have a blessed night and a safe wonderful Fourth of July.

Just sit, Just be.

“Seek the Lord, and be Humble."

Zephaniah 2:3

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