The Great Lesson in Life — Wednesday Wisdom

5 Oct

Blog Post #173

“The great lesson is that the sacred is in the ordinary, that it is to be found in one’s daily life, in one’s neighbors, friends and family, in one’s backyard.”  ~ Abraham Maslow

Girl on a swing

This quote reminds me of the beauty, wonder and abundance that is mine to behold every day. I have so much to be grateful for — and I truly am thankful for it all.

I know that I often take these things for granted and sometimes I dwell too much on “stuff” that is inconsequential to my happiness and well-being. Why is it so easy to slip into a place where negative thoughts and petty resentments fill our hearts?

These words bring help me to remember that life is beautiful even in my darkest moments. When I look at my life with gratitude, my heart fills with happiness. When I am happy, I find it easier to deal with those negative thoughts. I still think them, of course, but I now I can acknowledge them then let them slip away.

I will continue to focus on recognizing the sacred in the ordinary, everyday life of this beautiful world.

I am thankful for all that I have — a roof over my head, food in my belly, family and friends that I love (and who love me), freedom to live as I like and the power to be me!

 

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