It is not often that I post a video from the web for my blog's readers to view. However a good friend sent me this link called Simple Gratitude, and the images and feelings are too beautiful and its messages too inspiring not to share it.
I confess that when I saw that this video was ~10 minutes long, I inwardly groaned a bit, however I believe that your time viewing this video will be well spent or I would not share it on my blog. I think the 10 minutes you'll spend fits with my definition of 'slowing down' :-) and will lead to opening your eyes and heart, drinking it all (life) in, feeling your heart vibrate along with feeling both happiness about and gratefulness for today's gifts no matter what challenges you are experiencing today on your journey. Today is all we have..........
These are lessons worth remembering and even re-learning, today plus each and every unique day.
I have now viewed this video several times. I see more in it each time, which is good practice for opening my eyes, everywhere, with everyone.
I am not a betting woman, but if I were, I would bet everything I own, including my precious life, that you cannot view this video without smiling, without crying, without wanting to see the sun rise tomorrow or the moon illuminating everything during the middle of the night (a fabulous full moon is doing that right now - I have been up during the past few nights just to gaze at it with awe as it is bathing all of our fields with its soft light). In addition, I would bet that you cannot watch this video without wanting to gently touch someone's arm or face, show someone something beautiful they might not have seen before and let someone show you something, too.
Ok, enough from me tonight. I hope you can take the time to watch this, when you can watch without multi-tasking anything else. Soak it in, again and again. Please do not 'speed-view' this video. First let gratefulness bathe every cell in your body and then let your gratefulness 'overflow into blessing all about you.' :-)
"Cultivate your life - you are what you grow - inch by inch, row by row"
Diana Dyer, MS, RD