Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Day 349 / 365 - When you least expect...

Taking time at lunch from the fast pace at work...to breathe, and be aware of all the brilliance in my life that makes my heart and soul bloom in warmth and love...and appreciation.  It's like a hug from my heart.   And yes, that Spirit is all around me, bouying me up whenever I may waiver, or question the "why, why me, why them" of how things are.... 

That Spirit of Gratitude greeted me this morning as I hopped into a cab (at 8:55) at the train station...to make it quickly and safely to work on time at 9AM.  As always, I greeted the cab driver with a hello and how are you...and he began to talk about how good he was, how good life is...and how no matter how bad we might think we have it at times...there's always someone else who's going through the same, or seemingly worse; but when we have friends, family and love in our heart... we are rich!  Really.. he went on for 1-2 minutes!  As he's talking I'm grinning ear to ear...'cause I know I am experiencing a Divine Gift!  I have never expereinced a cab driver with such exuberance for life... and I thank him for his joyful testimony...and for getting me to work on time!

What an incredible way to start the day.   When we least expect it... Grace and Gratitude  shows itself in our lives...like a radiant smile; we just have to have our inner-vision attuned.  And so...right now..in this moment...I'm also aware of my gratitude for....

1) ...my brother Billy...for all the deep, mystic conversations we have, the creativity we share...and for him being his loving, courageous, strong, spirited self.  He's a spiritual warrior and I am inspired and  learn more from him than he may ever know.  I love you Billy! -- And.. I love that he loves the charcoal gray, chenille scarf I crocheted for him a few years ago.  In an e-mail he said:  "... today, looking for a brace against the elements and shazamm!  I thought I told you how much I loved it.  Visually it has an embracing aura of comfort. In a practical sense it's awesome in it's volume.  And when you wrap it around your face the wind is weak against its protection" -- Wow..."giving" truly is the gift that keeps on giving.   xxoo

2) ...taking time to learn something new... for the first time I'm learning to knit socks!  Crazy-Wacky, colorful socks - using 4 double-pointed needles (and a 5th to knit with) yikes! - with all that going on it's actually calming... not much room left in my mind to think of anythng else - meditative.  ...glad that part of me is coming forward again... I honored that "inner part" of me with a SoulCollage card, here.

3) ...working... being in a rhytym with work... with life...and the insights gained  yet again through my conversation with Billy last night which coincided with the indescribable book Feng Shui for the Soul, by Denise Linn, here.. I can feel the deeper shifts beginning - within, and with my home;  a time of letting go, re-defining, re-visioning and saying "yes" to my bloming soul!

Now.. off to enjoy the cold sunshine of this Winter day...

2 comments:

LauraX said...

I love days like the one you have described...meeting someone who is simply joyful, grateful for life!!! and your brother sounds amazing Cheryl...I would love to see these wild socks when you are done!!! Thank you for your ever loving supportive messages.

xo

LauraX said...

Happy New Year Cheryl!!! I am so grateful for YOU!