Monday, August 25th, 2014 Focus: The so-called little things in life (a warm shower, a clean bed, etc.) are huge when one gives them loving notice.

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Life is overflowing with joyful gifts, even in the most arid places and in the most difficult and tormented times. I learned this paradox during my long convalescence from a back injury.

Through savage months of chronic pain, I came to rejoice in the most ordinary mercies: a warm shower, a clean bed, being able to sit up in a chair long enough to eat a small meal. These previously overlooked blessings broke my heart with their goodness.

In the midst of my suffering, they were joyful gifts of the moment, reminding me that life is more than misery, and that the so-called little things are huge when one gives them loving notice.

Excerpted from the article:
Gifts of the Moment: The Small Blessings of Life
by El Collie.

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RECOMMENDED BOOK OF THE DAY
Present Moment Wonderful Moment: Mindfulness Verses for Daily Living
by Thich Nhat Hanh.

Developed during a summer retreat at Plum Village, Thich Nhat Hanh’s meditation center, these charming short verses were collected to help children and adults practice mindfulness throughout the day. Reciting these poetic yet practical verses helps readers slow down and savor every moment. They are designed to make everyday activities — such as washing the dishes, driving the car, or turning on the television — opportunities to return to a state of mindfulness. Thich Nhat Hanh’s warm, thoughtful commentary provides insight and inspiration.

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