I have been inspired by a new blogging friend from Scotland–someone I met during The Great Blogging Switcheroo with Roughwighting this month. Her name is Harula. She writes “Words that Serve” and inspires folks in many different ways. Please stop by and visit her lovely site.
For nineteen weeks (thus far) she’s been sharing “Good Deeds”. She focuses on good deeds given and received during her week. She found inspiration from Rosie Amber who is also chronicling a year of Good Deeds.
I was so touched by this gratitude practice today and decided to share a similar blogging commitment during these last three months of 2013.
Once a week in October, November and December I will share Blessings, both received and given. To consciously acknowledge some of the ordinary and extra-ordinary gifts of each day. To focus on the many blessings which arise like the sun over our multi-colored ever-changing earth.
So often our mind tends to focus on what’s not working in our lives. What’s wrong. What’s challenging.
In the past I’ve noticed that when we focus on our gifts, good deeds, or blessings we receive more.
Where our attention goes–there we reap the sweet fruits.
Everyone “wins” in the noticing of blessings.
Anyone want to join me? You could record Good Deeds or Blessings, or both. If you don’t blog, or don’t wish to do this publicly, you still might choose to jot down blessings at the end of each day.
A blessing might simply involve taking five minutes to sit outside admiring the autumn leaves. It could be sending a check to help war victims in Afghanistan. It could be reading other blogs. It could be receiving a check for $1,000 from an anonymous friend. (Let’s not get carried away, Kathy!)
Wishing you all many, many blessings in the next three months, my friends. May our hearts keep expanding in love!
In appreciation of all of you, Kathy
P.S. For those of you who are blessed by pictures, as well as words, I will try to include photos, especially of our Upper Peninsula autumn colors.