It's fashionable these days to berate yourself for having too much stuff. Here in the season of giving thanks, write about why you like your stuff. What do the the inanimate objects that populate your life do for you? Look around you--or deep into the bottom of your closet--and celebrate your attachments. You have the things you have because you like them for some … [Read more...] about Giving Thanks for Stuff
Write sentences that have the form: “If _____, I will thank_____ for _____.” In the first blank describe something that hasn't happened, but could. Or might. Even if it would take a miracle. Finish the sentence by describing who you would thank for their part in what occurred. You can thank other people, inanimate objects and invisible forces. You can thank … [Read more...] about If It Happens…
We hear a lot about saying, “I’m sorry.” How hard it can be. How healing it can be. Have you ever been pressured to say that you are sorry when really you weren’t? Some people in that situation will just say whatever words that will make the conversation end. Others avoid eye contact, keep silent and endure the discomfort. It’s not often that someone clearly states, “I’m not … [Read more...] about Not Sorry
We all live in the cocoon of our surroundings. What’s underneath you? A bed, a chair, your shoes? The floor, the ground, the molten core of the earth? What’s around you? A room, music, the weather? Today, take in your surroundings. Notice what is big and vast, such as thunder and the stars. Notice the tiny things, such as pollen and the mortar that binds the bricks in … [Read more...] about In Praise of Your World!
A whole world of beauty and practicality surrounds you. Things to hear, see, taste, smell and touch. Sing the individual praises of a few things in your surroundings. Big things such as thunder or small things such as paper clips and insect wings. Here is a longer version of these directions. … [Read more...] about Sing Praise to Your Surroundings!