"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

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Scatter

Today I am grateful for people with whom I can share recovery from alcoholism and for opportunities to problem-solve with a clear head (or at least a fairly clear one).

Yesterday's take on scatter was a problematic scattered mind that needed to be reigned in. Today's take on scatter sounds like this:

"It is not what you gather, but what you scatter, that tells what kind of life you have lived." 
(Anonymous)

At our core, humans hope to leave a mark and make a difference. That is done more by giving than receiving. Today, I will strive to give kindness and support, smiles and encouragement. To others, but also to myself.

Receiving has a part too, an important one. We can scatter humility and gratitude by receiving graciously and/or courageously whatever is being doled out. And also by gratefully receiving the goodness others are scattering.

Scatter gratitude and kindness.
Scatter pauses and moments to reflect.

2 comments:

  1. So very well said. I always say that it doesn't cost anything to be kind. I need to remind myself to pause and reflect!

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    1. And when I am able to pause and reflect, I calm down, which makes it easier for me to be kind. :-) We are all a work in progress aren't we? Thanks Lana!

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