My Journey into 2011
"Acceptance is not submission; it is acknowledgement of the facts of a situation. Then deciding what you're going to do about it.” -Kathleen Casey Theisen quote
I want to live my gratitude and not keep it inside where only I can feel it. I want to take time to say 'thank you' as often as possible. I want God to feel my gratitude through my prayer and my meditation. I want my children, my family, and friends to know what they mean to me because I tell them, because I look them in the eye, hold them in my arms, and truly rejoice in their presence in my life for I am better because of all of them. As I meet new people on my journey I want to appreciate their place and how that is molding me, helping me grow, and moving me forward. As I wake each morning and go to sleep each night, I want my reflections to be on the joys, the blessings, and not the pains and the sorrows for those too have a place for my thankfulness because they too have made me stronger and more appreciative for the beautiful things. That gratitude couldn't just be felt inside me it had to be redirected outwards in the form of kindness...
“Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.” - George Sand
"All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love." -Leo Tolstoy