“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” William Arthur Ward
What are you grateful for this week? Have you expressed your gratitude to those who have been generous to you?
It is fall again and the sound of acorns falling from the oaks onto my roof is an on-going percussive song. There are plenty this year, and the squirrels will become so fat they’ll look like the little stuffed animals at the nature store. The dogwoods and maples are already turning hot pink, red and yellow, foreshadowing the blaze of color that will blanket the mountains in a few weeks.
This is my favorite time of year. The air cools to the perfect temperature for hiking and art walks. I begin turning inward preparing for the transformation into winter. Much is changing in my life and I am so grateful. The “Releasing Your Fear” workshops that I do are expanding and I now have two more scheduled. I have posted more information on my workshops page.
Receiving Gratitude Is A Gift
I had a booth at a networking fair last weekend at Crystal Visions and had the opportunity to meet some wonderful people who are light workers and artists. They raffled off one of my books, and the woman who received it emailed me to say how grateful she was. She knew receiving it was in Divine Order and she looked forward to what she would learn from it.
Grateful—that is the word that comes to mind today. I am so grateful that I am at last doing the work I really want to do and that my gifts are helping others. After spending years working to release my fears and through that process freeing myself to believe what I have to teach will help people, I am now able to facilitate this growth in others. As I hear the individual stories of the way this work is benefitting those who attend the workshops, I am reminded about why this is so important. It can remarkably change our individual lives, but it can do more than that.
Releasing Our Fear to Empower Others
It is impossible to ignore the political crisis in this country. The real crisis is not really the economy. It is the inability of our leaders to work together because they are afraid that they will give the other side an advantage. It is their fear of losing their power that undermines their ability to solve the country’s problems in wise and equitable ways. Because this fear is so dominant in their minds, it blocks their ability to think clearly and act in the best interest of all.
So, the energy we put out into the world can change this. The more we can release our fears, the more we can experience love and joy and think clearly to find reasonable solutions to our problems. We need to look around us and support what is good and working well and the people who are making that happen. Tell them how much you appreciate them.
The Power of Gratitude to Uplift
Among the many things for which I am grateful this week is a letter I received from someone I’ve known for years and who is aware of my workshops, writing and the other work I do within the community of which we are both a part. Although we have always respected each other, I had no idea that he appreciated the way I think, that he thought my comments in a particular setting were “rich and fertile.” What a wonderful gift this letter was!
So I encourage you to do what my friend did. For whom are you grateful? Write that letter and lay it out in clear language. Let someone in your life know what you value about them today. It could transform their life. It will certainly transform their day.
© 2012 Georganne Spruce ZQT4PQ5ZN7F5
- Gratitude – a step to success, a step to happiness (livinggoodandgreat.wordpress.com)
- Gratitude -A New Way Of Thinking (owlsandorchids.wordpress.com)