"In daily life we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy." Brother David Steindl-Rast

Monday, May 23, 2016

Rekindle

Today I am grateful for pillows and cool breezes. I am also grateful for the people in my life who show me love and support in a myriad of ways.

I have always appreciated the following quote by Dr. Albert Schweitzer. In fact, I figured it had already shown up in one of my previous 1300 + posts, but a search said no it hadn't.  Even if it had, it is worth revisiting.

"Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being. Each of us owes the deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this inner light."

I appreciate all who have done the rekindling in my life. At times it may have been a random stranger with a simple gesture that made the difference. At other times, the other human being has been a near and dear friend or family member who has a knack to ignite my light just when I need to see more clearly.

Not only do I get to appreciate those who help keep my path lit, I also get to help others rekindle.
Being kind, considerate, and grateful can go a long way in helping our fellow humans. It is certainly a good place to start anyway.

Early on in these 1300 + posts, the flame of motivation would at times burn out for me. Sometimes a comment from someone else would be enough to spark my desire to keep writing. One of the earliest comments from someone I didn't personally know was one such spark. It came from Steve Foran. Four years later, Steve and I are sharing gratitudes and supporting one another's efforts.

More from Steve in a guest post tomorrow.  Have a good day! 





4 comments:

  1. Today I am grateful the ability to sew. It is a quiet time for me and I feel that I am accomplishing something at the same time. I am also grateful for the clothes lines where I hang my clothes. How I love to do this. My 3rd grateful for today is rhubarb. I have enough for me and for many others so I can share.

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    1. I am grateful this evening for laughter among friends, cold water to drink, and ongoing spiritual growth. And I have to say that clothes fresh from the line outside are great. I miss that. Thanks Lana!

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  2. I am grateful I am able to read these posts. I like the word rekindle. Grateful that it is 2 weeks since wisdom teeth out and my mouth feeling mostly back to normal. Thanks Lisa.

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    1. I am grateful today for ceiling fans, frying pans, and screens in our windows to let air in and keep bugs out. Thanks Aileen!

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