by Wendy Strgar November 26, 2010
Spending one day a year in gratitude is not enough, although I am glad that Thanksgiving is a national holiday. I want to learn to come to every moment of my life, especially the most challenging ones, with a prayer of thanks. I want to offer myself up as a vehicle of service in repayment for all the amazing gifts that life offers – and that often go without notice in our hurried days.
I would have gratitude be my teacher, that it teach me the comforts of a heart cracked open and a willingness to devote myself to a cause greater than my own contentment. I want to discover over and over how happiness and success ensue from my discipline to live gratefully.
I am coming to know the truth of how giving and receiving are one in the same. But still sometimes it is a thought that I can’t feel. Instead of being driven by what remains undone or undone by what has come apart, I want my heart to go first for the joy that comes from just doing it.
Maybe a gratitude quest is the next pursuit. Truly the greatest blessings of this life are within us, and the grateful moment is when you are content right where you are. Today is a good practice for all of us.
by Wendy Strgar October 25, 2018
“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” –Antoine de Saint-Exupery
We believe we are making it better by shielding ourselves from our own pain. This is a fool’s errand, for the pain we refuse to feel and acknowledge doesn’t dissipate from our lacking attention, but rather collects in our heart center with a weightiness that we often cannot name or discern. So fearful are we, of the potential of a broken heart, that we inadvertently refuse to open our hearts at all.
by Wendy Strgar September 13, 2018