On the island of Guernsey in the English channel on a life-changing holiday a few years ago I walked on the cliff tops and suddenly looked down on this Bay. I remember this moment because there had been loss and grieving over the deaths of family and friends but in this moment a hush was on everything. Thankfulness for moments that take our breath away – and these can be anywhere at any time.
GRATITUDE – MAKES THE HEART REJOICE
‘Give thanks with a grateful heart’. This song still resounds in my heart on certain occasions. Yesterday was my birthday and although not a ‘special one’ in the numeric sense it was a day to simply BE. My heart rejoiced at many acts of kindness and love shown to me, and with my husband a lovely lunch in a hotel near the sea and time by the river later to simply sit and watch the world go by and read a book.
Gratitude and thankfulness can be gifts to our spirits in EVERY DAY. Being thankful for what we have and not wasting precious moments thinking about what we do not have. Every day is a gift with tremendous potential for an individual to achieve maybe even just ONE significant thing. One line of writing, one smile, one hug, one phone-call, one picture or photograph that can last in someone else’s mind for their whole life.
HAVE A GREAT DAY. FILL IT WITH THANKSGIVING AND GRATITUDE. Make you own heart REJOICE and bring joy into the life of someone else.
GO AND BE EXTRAORDINARY!
Does the image above inspire you to write or think? Ponder a moment.
…Give thanks to the Holy One, give thanks for he has given Jesus Christ, His Son….Thanks for the reminder. A heart touching memory brought about by a picture of wonder!