Counting Blessings

“Before you act, listen. Before you react, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try.”-Ernest Hemingway

Before getting out of bed this morning I struggled with moving.  After such a delicious night of continuous sleep I began to think it was a crime to get out of the coolness of my covers and room.  Once I opened up the blinds, the sliding door, the windows and I breathed in the cool mountain air, the fog ever so present, I geared up to take this day with zest enjoying the laughter of an 8 month old in the background.  It is hard to stay put with so much beauty around here.  Just like the quote, before you act, listen.  Listen to your body and your spirit.  It will always tell you how to act, react, love, pray and try.  By stopping and paying attention to everything you are allowing spirit, not ego, to watch out for you. You are connecting with the Divine.  It’s that simple.  Tell yourself something that counts in your life.  Hold it for a moment and then go out and cherish the possibilities this new day will bring.    I am grateful for this adventure of life. 

Have a great morning and a fabulous day!  Gotta go get me a morning piece of nature, love and life…!


6 thoughts on “Counting Blessings

  1. Couldn’t agree more Millie…I caught myself upon awakening this morning first thinking in a complaining way that it is way too cold too early( 41)…Then I caught myself and instead thought about how lucky I was to live where I do and more importantly that I was gifted with waking up for yet another day! It’s all in how you think 🙂 Have a glorious nature filled day…VK

    1. It is amazing how we must learn to stop ourselves from complaining. I know. When I catch myself I immediately look for something to feel grateful. I am a lucky woman. I get to
      Love and live another day. Have a wonderful and blessed day sweetness. Thanks for stopping by.

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