Remember

We can choose at any moment, in any situation, to see life as a gift or something to be endured.

You might be wondering what this flower has to do with that. It’s simply a reminder that nature doesn’t see life as something to endure. It has no perception of such things.

In a recent lesson from A Course in Miracles, it says that there really are no problems…it’s only our perception of life that makes us see problems.

Let’s remember that we are all children of a loving Creator and, as such, we are all entitled to miracles.

Be good to yourself and each other. Namaste’

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving not just to my American friends but to all. A prayer of thanks …

Divine Presence:

Thank you for the many gifts you have brought into my life. Thank you for my heart that beats with your love, and this miraculous body that serves me so I may serve you on this Earth. Thank you for new ideas and opportunities that are revealing themselves to me every day. Thank you for the beauty of this Earth and the bounty that she provides.

Thank you for those who care about me and bring joy and love into my life. Thank you for showing me how much I am loved and for giving me new ways to give love.

Let my body hold the force of Gratitude in every cell and let that awaken me to your Presence. May I see your gifts in every moment and be grateful for all that I am given, no matter what it looks like. Let me respond in gratitude to every situation knowing that my soul’s awakening depends on my responses.

ballet-359982_1920As Gratitude fills my being, help me to flow this energy of love and thanksgiving into the world.

At the center of my being, I know all is well. For this and all my gifts, I say thank you, thank you, thank you. And so it is.

Be good to yourself and each other. Namaste’

Post-Thanksgiving

Now that I’m out of my food coma from Thanksgiving, I just want to say how grateful I am to my family, friends and fellow bloggers for their continued support of me and my journey.

Life is a dance and it doesn’t matter whether you tap, waltz, hip-hop, swing, or any other kind – we’re all in this together, so just dance!

I hope all the folks here in America had a joyous, peaceful and loving Thanksgiving. Namaste’

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Goddess Gratitude

Goddess

(I don’t know where I got this, but I found it in my archives, so to whoever wrote it, I am grateful). And so it is . . . 

From the Goddess of my being I give forth thanks.

For the love that I am, for the love in my life and the love that surrounds me, thank you.

Thank you for the miracle of life that I am and thank you for the miracle of life I see reflected all about me, thank you.

Thank you for the gift of life that I am, thank you.

Thank you for this perfect body, my health and well-being, thank you.

Thank you for the abundance that I am and thank you for the abundance I see reflected all about me, thank you.

Thank you for the riches and the richness of my life and thank you for the river of money which flows to me and through me, thank you.

Thank you for the excitement and adventure of the millions of wondrous possibilities and wondrous probabilities, thank you.

Thank you for the souls who are a part of my life, past, present and future, thank you.

Thank you for the wonderment and thank you for the joy, thank you.

Thank you for the beauty and harmony, thank you.

Thank you for the peace and tranquility, thank you.

Thank you for the laughter and thank you for the play, thank you.

And thank you for the privilege of serving and sharing the gift that I am, thank you.

Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!

(Be good to  yourself and each other. Namaste)

 

Giving Thanks

Giving thanks is a full time gig now. People around this beautiful blue orb that we inhabit are getting it … that we’re all in this together and we will not be undone by anyone or anything who spreads fear. (Unless of course you’re watching the mainstream media). I believe that watching the cable news outlets, even the local news, is like volunteering for brainwashing.

But back to giving thanks, in the U.S. we celebrate Thanksgiving each year as a time to be grateful for all of our blessings. To spend time with family and friends. Even our crazy relatives – ha! Let’s face it; every family has some.

Happy Thanksgiving to all my family and friends here in the states. God bless us all and God bless all of my friends from other countries in my community of bloggers.

Be good to yourself and each other. Namaste’

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Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Haystack Gazing

A famous rock … no, not Alcatraz. That’s called the Rock, too, but this one is much more beautiful. It’s called Haystack, found not far out to sea from Pacific City.

The little girl gazing at it really gave me pause. I found myself looking at her and pretending to be my younger self.   My younger self would be thinking how huge it is. My older self is thinking how grateful I am to be alive to see this wonder of nature.

With age comes wisdom, I guess. Namaste’

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Regina (Reggie) Arnold is a “flunked retirement” entrepreneur, co-author of The Art & Science of Recruiting, an award-winning photographic artist, and photo blogger

I Am So Grateful for You

Lately I haven’t had the time to catch up with all of you, my faithful readers and fellow bloggers. With the passing of my friend last Friday, I feel like I’ve been pulled through a knot-hole backwards. With that said, please know that I really value your friendships even though, in most cases, we’ve never met face-to-face.

When I started this blog, I had no idea that it would take me to places within and without. As the old saying goes “if you don’t go within, you go without.” Following your blog posts has allowed me to look within myself and that makes me a better contributor and a better person. You have made me a better photographer, too, but I still have a long way to go with that 🙂 I’ll keep going with it because I love it.

If you’re anything like me, you really enjoy blogging. It opens up new worlds for us that we might have never known. The friends I’ve made in the blogosphere, from Hawaii to Turkey to Holland, the UK and South Africa, as well as here in the U.S. have opened my eyes and affirmed that we are all linked together. You are all such good people with loving hearts. I cheer for you when I read that cool things happen and I empathize with you about the not-so-good stuff. And I know, really know that you feel the same for me. So thank you from the bottom of my heart. You’re the best! Namaste’

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Regina (Reggie) Arnold is a “flunked retirement” entrepreneur, co-author of The Art & Science of Recruiting, an award-winning photographic artist, and photo blogger