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October 2018

Tale Weaver 194: Polly Polyhistor

ttot: riding the elevator of life

Alfred and Simia go to war

Lemon, lime and orange: response to Sunday Writing Prompt “The Cinnamon Peeler by Michael Ondaatje”

ttot: on being slow Loris

things of thankful: time has come to talk of musical and moving image things . . .

Mindfulness Monday: gratitude

As I did Mindfulness Monday on Canadian Thanksgiving day, I thought I’d chose quotes about gratitude.
Being a transplanted Canuck means I get to celebrate Thanksgiving twice. But, as these authors suggest, thanksgiving and gratitude is part of a daily mindfulness practice.

Picnic with Ants

“The real gift of gratitude is that the more grateful you are, the more present you become.”

Robert Holden

 “Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.”

John Milton

 “Gratitude: a process of forgiveness, mindfulness, hope, awe, presence and expanded awareness all rolled into one amazing state of being.”

Kristen Granger

 Lorraine, hosting Mindfulness Monday for October 8, 2018.

Today is Canadian Thanksgiving Day/ Jour de l’action de grâce so I chose quotes dealing with gratitude. And, remember: 

“Gratitude can transform common days into Thanksgivings.”

William Arthur Ward

 “I am grateful for what I have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.”

Henry David Thoreau


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mlmm sunday collage 42: yesterday has yet to be

mlmm photo challenge 232: sanctuary faces

mlmm tale weaver: the last of the healing hrtedyps

TToT: colour me the blues

Mindfulness Mondays: worry

Filling in for Wendy — going to be a guest contributor on a regular basis — for Mindfulness Monday. As I’ve been worrying alot, exploring mindfulness and worry was very therapeutic. It can be hard to be mindful when your mind is full of worried thoughts.

Picnic with Ants

“Do not lose yourself in the past. Do no lose yourself in the future. Do not get caught in your anger, worries or fears.Come back to the present moment, and touch life deeply. This is mindfulness.”

Thich Njat Hanh

“The day you stop worrying will be the first day of your new life; anxiety takes you in circles, trust in yourself and become free.”

Leon Brown

“Don’t believe every worried thought you have. Worried thoughts are notoriously inaccurate.”

Renee Jain

As Wendy indicated, I will drop by from time to time to do the Mindfulness Monday post.

Finding mindfulness quotes concerning worry was an excellent therapeutic exercise.

As an added bonus because I really like the idea:

Worry is a misuse of your imagination.”


Image: © Lorraine (Please do not use without permission)

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