Each day holds a surprise. But only if we expect it can we see, hear, or feel it when it comes to us. Let’s not be afraid to receive each day’s surprise, whether it comes to us as sorrow or as joy It will open a new place in our hearts, a place where we can welcome new friends and celebrate more fully our shared humanity.
I hope you’re enjoying your Friday. We’ve got a little something special for you today to mix things up a bit and invite you into and exciting new season. Spring and change are both definitely in the air.
99.99999% of your fears
live only in your imagination,
in anticipation, and in memory.
Even if the ‘worst’ happens,
you’ll find yourself dealing with it in the moment,
responding from a place of presence.
You don’t have to deal with it now.
You’ll handle it then.
And who knows:
The ‘worst’ thing may turn out
to be your greatest teacher,
your most profound call to awakening,
an invitation to the kind of courage
of which you’d never thought yourself capable.
Fear isn’t your enemy,
but a signpost.
Breathe into the moment.
– Jeff Foster
You’ve got to know when to hold ’em
Know when to fold ’em
Know when to walk away
And know when to run
You never count your money
When you’re sittin’ at the table
There’ll be time enough for countin’
When the dealin’s done
-Kenny Rogers (The Gambler)
Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life.
Happy Thanksgiving, friends! This is by far my favorite Thursday of the year as well as one of my absolute favorite holidays. I savor the vibrant smells and tastes of seasonal comfort foods, the cozy roaring fire that cracks and burns in the fireplace, and I adore the fact that in this beautiful country of ours, we’ve managed to preserve the fourth Thursday of every November to remember, cherish, and give thanks.