What brings you joy?
2020 has brought many changes and challenges to our world. But inspite of the changes, we are resilient people, people who can see beyond appearances, people who temper thought with the stillness of the heartspace. What brings you joy? What do you do to nurture your joys? So us in words, with pictures, videos, drawings/paintings. Send them to Marlene or Lezlie and we will post them here.
When I make my chaplain calls to the Unity folks on my list, I feel like I get more joy out of these calls than the people I call.
It’s like experiencing a “Holy Instant” as in "A Course In Miracles” where there’s a higher purpose joining each together as one.
Even leaving a message on their answering machine is an opportunity to make the listener smile when they hear it. It’s a gift
that blesses each one with joy.
Just started a stream of consciousness and wanted to move from abstract to concrete; I decided I could go on, but just writing all this brings me joy.
Going at nighttime with my younger son to Kidd Lake to set crawdad traps
Sitting on my front porch choosing a star to shine upon my family
Opening my arms and smiling to unexpected opportunities & adventures
Stopping by Unity Spiritual Center just to say hi
Reading historical novels about ancient Egypt
Making my 5 loaf cakes, putting in frig and giving to workers & friends
Painting on a blank canvas
Cutting art into postcards, writing VOTE with black felt pen, putting in the mail before election
Selling my HUMANKIND-BE BOTH shirts and seeing pleasure of recipients
Having my 16 year old granddaughter here for a few days
Updating my Xmas card address list after 20 years
Doing laundry and hanging outside
Meeting in Penny’s parking lot with 4 friends for coffee & donuts with masks, folding chairs & distance
Only one thing uplifts me anymore. KLOVE radio station.
What brings me joy....
1.. Sitting on the couch with Drew, with his arm around me, watching a movie and talking..
2. Taking loving care of our six pets.
3. Our daily walks with our three dogs.
4. Saying hi to our neighbors that we see on our walks.
5. Eating good, healthy food.
6. Working on my jigsaw puzzle.
7. Painting and doing my art.
8. Reading brings me great joy.
9. My naps.
10. Facebook messaging my granddaughter, and doing silly things with her.
11. My whole family brings me joy.
What brings me joy in no particular order
- A working sewing machine
- Rain made the flowers grow
I am grateful that as a human being I have access to a wisdom, far greater than the knowledge discernable by my mind alone.
I am grateful that Jesus came to this earth to teach us how to live. “Whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. .Mark 11:24
I am grateful for the spiritual teachers in my life, especially my mother, grandmother, Rev. Searles, Rev. Joe, Rev. Jerry and Julie.
I am grateful for my dear and loving family and concerned and caring friends.
I am grateful for the knowledge that God is the one Presence and the one Power active in the universe and as my life.
I am grateful for the good that is to come.
Grateful for my life as it is.
For my spiritual community.
For the gifts that I have to be of service at this time.
For all of my life experiences that have brought me wisdom the ability to respond.
For the amazing way Spirit has guided every twist and turn.
I am thankful for health, nature, family, friends, life!
I am grateful for my life with Joe in this beautiful world.
I am grateful for my family and my Unity family.
I am grateful for peace and ease and good health.
I am grateful for:
My wife Patricia
My entire family
The Christ within
My relationship and
Union with everything
(I could go on)
I am grateful for Dennis Cassella. I am grateful that he has been such a positive mentor in my life. Dennis has encouraged me consistently to keep taking prerequisite science classes, & apply to RN nursing programs. I am grateful that he likes to meet with me monthly, for years taking me our to lunch. He really listens & cares about me, my cat, & my relationship with Charlie. He supports my emotional state as I express challenges & difficulties of life, and with my biological family. He is like the big brother or parent that I always wish I had! I will be ever indebted & grateful for Dennis! He was the most supportive yoga practitioner coming to almost all of the yoga classes I taught for over three years in the public parks & at Unity. I am grateful for all the wisdom in the stories that Dennis shared about his family & his life. I will always be grateful for the mentor role Dennis plays in my life! I wish him continued love from all who are in his life. I wish him happiness & health.
Today and at this particular moment in time I am grateful for:
my reading glasses
for paper and pens
I am grateful for All the pioneers who have struggled and fought for psychedelic assisted psychotherapy.
I am grateful for the Sun and for coffee. And for all of the hard work people are doing like yourself to keep the consciousness focused on love and faith
Here are five things I am grateful for:
My cats - they are so entertaining and loving, and since I am staying
home most of the time and live alone, they are the only companions I
have on a daily basis. Petting them, playing with them and cuddling
with them help make up for the lack of human contact and human touch.
Technology - Phones and computers give me a way of keeping in touch
with friends and relatives, both locally and far away, that I can't
see face to face at this time.
My home - having a roof over my head. My home is my sanctuary.
Nature - I take walks every day to avoid cabin fever. I love the
spring weather and the cool air. Also, because it is spring, my
neighborhood is filled with all kinds blossoming trees, flowers,
shrubs, etc., and lots of birds. Sometimes I visit with my neighbors
when I am outside. We are all in the same boat, desiring company, but
we are careful to stay six feet apart and no hugs.
I am so blessed to be part of Unity in the Gold Country’s active, loving community.
I am so grateful for all the big and small miracles that are taking place in the world right now with Covid-19.
I am so delighted to experience and share stories about the blessings taking place by staying home.
I am so grateful to know that fear has only the power that I give to it.
I am grateful to see and hear of so many random acts of kindness at this challenging time.
what I am grateful for...
Unity church service on Zoom, my beautiful family, FaceTime with my family, Anything , or anybody that makes me laugh,My animal family, Wonderful food, My soft cozy bed, and that I am sleeping so well, Being able to walk everyday with family and dogs, COL group on Zoom, Books!
Staying connected while far apart
Bright yellow dandelions set in a sea of green, green grass
The quiet that allows me to hear the earth breath
Having the opportunity to be part of the creation of a new normal
I am grateful to feel healthier than I probably ever have and to be able to do all the things I love again without feeling limited!
I am so grateful to be able to breathe with ease!
I am grateful to be almost medication free after a lifetime of being medicated.
I am grateful for my loving family.
I am grateful for how amazingly grounded, kind and confident my teens are and for how much fun we have together.
I am grateful for ducklings and the joy they bring.
I am grateful to be able to do all the things I love again on the farm after many years of feeling debilitated.
I am grateful for the beautiful sunshine.
I am grateful for Spring.
I am grateful for the ability to go on long hikes again.
I am grateful to feel so loved by my friends at Unity!