“There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy.” — Ralph H. Blum
Hi y’all, it’s me, Hope and I have to send out a little Hopeservations message of thanks to all my loved ones and the Universe!
Here it is July 25th and the birthday wishes, comments, emails, direct messages, texts, calls, cards and LOVE keep coming my way! Just yesterday I received a dear gift because some Bunny loves me very much! It was a writing journal with personalized scripture on each page.
Since last Thursday night, I have been delightfully spoiled with these little surprises! Each gift has been a token from the heart that has expressed my loved ones understanding of me. A beach chair, a charm, a bracelet, a keychain, a journal…these are little things in this big wide world, but each one was PERSONAL and ENDEARING and so very, very ME!!! I have also been BLESSED with the GIFT of TIME…yes TIME! Because time is a gift too. Time for lunches, time for day trips and time for outings with my husband, mom, family and friends! They made time for me and I gladly made time for them.
To say I am GRATEFUL to those who make my life full would be an understatement!
All too often gratitude is not expressed. Yet when it is given a voice, the effect is transcending! Practice the expression of gratitude. Observe the effect it has on yourself and others. Love is the current and gratitude is what helps make it flow!
Read my words, hear my voice, feel my feelings!
So I extend my HEARTFELT thanks to everyone near and far…for your part in making me smile and feel more special in this Universe then I already do!
“In ordinary life, we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.”
– Dietrich Bonhoeffer
If the love we give and receive are our riches then I am indeed a RICH woman!
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Now – I’ve already made my bed, taken a call, gotten dressed and out the door, dropped a child at volleyball, written a blog on my phone while sitting at the beach, taken some pictures, shared some snaps, read my readings, meditated, and now it’s time to go make some brunch for my son and see what else I can enjoy on this lovely morning!
I am forever excited for what the day will bring because each day just keeps getting better and better!