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Thursday, April 18, 2013

IT IS EASIER TO BREATHE: LOVE & GRATITUDE

                   


                      "Your thoughts, words, and deeds are painting the world around you."

                                    This quote by Jewel Diamond Taylor poignantly explains not what life does to us, but how we react and interact in our world.

             A good friend recently shared how she looks at three different photographs of family and nature each morning to start her day and each evening as she prepares for sleep. One photo makes her laugh; another one reinforces her appreciation for the beauty of nature; and the third photo reminds her of God's unconditional love.


           SHE IS PAINTING HER WORLD WITH BRUSHES OF LOVE AND GRATITUDE.


When we are content, grateful, positive, smiling, and trusting our bodies, minds, and spirits are relaxed.  All the bodies systems are in an environment to work more harmoniously and efficiently; our minds are free of cluttering thoughts and needless worries; and our relationship to God or a Higher Power is more profound.

                          "It is easier to breathe," my friend said. "I still have challenges and problems to face, but life is smoother.
             Might I suggest that each morning and at each bedtime:
           1. Sit or lie down in a comfortable position.
                2. Breathe in and out three long slow breathes.
                3. Look at 3 photographs that lift your spirit, make you smile, and grow your gratitude.
                4. After a few minutes, arise and enjoy your day; or have a peaceful sleep.


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4 comments:

  1. I love the idea of looking at three pictures. Hmm. Now to choose them!

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    1. I choose 3 different ones each day...then relax and let myself be filled gratitude.
      Thank you for visiting this site.

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    2. You have a beautiful family... all pictures are beautiful. You're blessed Mrs. Karen

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    3. Thank you for the kind words. I am very blessed and very grateful.
      It was nice of you to leave the comment...appreciated.

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