Day 67: Kind Blessings
How are you blessed right now in this very moment? Can you find the blessings within as well as the blessings on the outside? It is easy to look and see what you have or do not have, to compare to others and feel better than or less than, but can you look a little deeper? Can you find the blessings in places that seem uncomfortable or perhaps painful? Can you look and see the blessing or the lesson in the moment?
We are surrounded by wonderful things and people and simultaneously we are surrounded by pain and destructive people. Can we find the blessings in all situations by finding the blessing within? Let’s count our blessings today and take stock of all the wonderful things this day has to offer.
Kindness to Self:
Today, I feel blessed for my health, my breath, my strong body that carries me through my day. I feel blessed that it has rained and turned the surrounding landscape green. I feel blessed that I have a beautiful view of a green mountain from my deck, my very wet deck, where I can walk out onto and feel the cool water under my feet and raise my arms to the sky and practice sun salutations. I am blessed today because my daughter crawled in bed and snuggled as she relayed the details of her sleepover from the previous night. I am blessed.
Kindness to Others:
Can we turn our blessings into a source of loving kindness and give that love and kindness to the people that we are near as well as those far away? The simple answer is yes, through our practice of self kindness, in whatever form, will turn into kindness for others.
Kindness to Strangers:
This is just another extension of our inner blessings, our inner kindness, our inner love, once it is felt from the inside out, kindness will be easily passed and given to all beings.
Kindness to Our Planet:
We are so blessed to live on this planet, however, we are in a collective process of killing it, whether we want to see it or not, it is happening. We must continue to conserve and look for new ways of doing things. Yes, count our blessings, but also protect what we have and fight the companies that are destroying our planet, our water and our food. Fight Monsanto. Educate your self on how Monsanto influences our food supply and legislature on GMO labeling. OrganicConsumers.Org