“Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” ~ Lao Tzu
At this time of year I find that I seek silence, a yearning to retreat to the calm place deep within my being, that asylum where deep hope resides. To dwell in this space allows time for reflecting upon that for which I am most grateful, and there is much.
We have all heard the expression “count your blessings”. When we take time out of our busy lives and journey to that place inside, we are reminded of all our blessings, for this is the place where that little voice that speaks to us of all that is lacking in our lives cannot be heard. My gratitude list is long – family, friends, a higher power to guide me, health, the gift of life, nature, hugs, laughter, sunrises and sunsets, volunteer opportunities, etc., etc.
Today I hope that you take a few moments to allow that little voice to speak to you, particularly if you are currently navigating troublesome terrain. Practicing gratitude for all that is good around us can be life-changing. When we embrace all that we have with an open, grateful heart, we bring more of what we want into our lives.
May 2015 be a time of abundance for us all. Happy New Year!