Pray with gratitude:
(starting with something easy)
I am grateful that the heat wave seems to have broken just a slight bit....there is a beautiful, lovely breeze blowing through the window this morning.
I am grateful for a new day, in which to paint my future.
I am grateful for the sound of the doves cooing outside my window.
I am grateful for the warmth of my litlle dog snug against my leg, even though it's sunburnt.
I am grateful for my bedroom which has evolved into my tabernacle, where I can meditate and pray and shroud myself in the Divine Mysteries.
I am grateful for my support system without whom I could not do this thing called LIFE.
I am grateful for the used book store and all of the treasures it holds...and which I now hold some of.
I am grateful for fresh garden vegatables and the abundance which is my garden.
I am grateful for my heart, broken, repaired and still ticking....I forget to be grateful for it, most of the time....and my soul heart, for it also keeps on keeping on....no matter how many times it gets broken.
I am grateful for my Sister...in all her broken wonder and her act of courage...it is most inspiring.
Again, I am grateful for this day and am ready to begin it full of gratitude and wonder....amen.
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