Joy comes in your door with gratitude

Gratitude is appreciation which you now feel in your heart.

Until you make your heart your home, you are like a bird in a cage experiencing life through the bars.

You begin by being aware of something beautiful, a kindness perhaps maybe something loving happening to you. Perhaps  the laughter of a child, A lucky opportunity arriving in your life. Maybe it’s the sound of the waves, the feeling  of sun on your back.  The perfume of a freshly baked meal, and so you observe, feel, smell  all this and then  forget it.

For most people, they note  it all on the intellectual level, the passing blessings of life.

To many people the beauty of the sunset, a starlit night, the song of a bird, remains as fleeting  as their next thought.They never go any deeper swimming to the world of wonder. They  are just too busy. To many things to do and not  enough time.

To learn to understand life know that we must slow down.

That only by appreciating the moments, the stillness, the perfume of the rose can we change our life. Get off the spinning wheel and enter the world of wonder.The ancient teacher’s and wise master’s taught us to observe much, feel more, participate in each  moment. As we pat the soft coat of a dog, watch the wind in a wheat field,sing ,engage in acts of service to others and our community.

Only then do we understand gratitude.  Emotion will flow and in the silence spirit enters the room. Slow down, lie awake at night and listen to the wind, smell the perfume of  the freshly grown tomato, make the world a friend.

On this day of gratitude, observe, notice,  feel, inhale and             appreciate.

For life comes to you and through you.

To merely exist,  to go  through life by not noticing the moment  by being too busy is to be no…   thing.

Strength, hope, needing to share,to be ourselves, to serve will grow us courage, honour and patience. In our gratitude Joy and a sense of wholeness, being complete enters our life.


dandelion-1043784_1280 Take time for the small things, for only then will the vast and big things in your life improve.

Laughter , Love, better relationships, working at what you enjoy, only these can arrive when you are grateful when you are thankful.

As William Blake perfectly summarises gratitude “To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour.”





About lorraine

After a nasty fall from my bicycle, coming home from high school, I began suffering from migraines. After a term of Chiropractic adjustments, which helped but did not entirely stop the migraine headaches, my parents in desperation sent me to yoga classes, The only available evening class in our area was filled with pregnant women. I felt out of place as a shy teenager, but persevered. adjustment,breathing, meditation and yoga proved the only therapy that bought relief from the headaches. Feeling well I got on with life, married moved from my home town and forgot the daily yoga practices and there benefits. Coming back to Yoga and meditation helped me manage during the time of my father's Cancer. and death. Later when my Husband became ill the natural decision was to qualify as a Yoga, meditation teacher to further assist others through the difficult times of illness and recovery or death. I have now been benefiting from the science and art of Yoga, Meditation for well over twenty five years.
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