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Taking Life for Granted

 

When we no longer take life for granted we become grateful for everything that we have. Assuming that we are entitled to anything in life robs us of our awe at the opportunity to be grateful.

 

I recall a friend of mine ( client ) calling up one day struggling with the notion of death.  A friend of the family was in the final stages of cancer and was going to be passing on soon.  She asked me, "Why Death?" 

 

We talked for sometime and after she had made some peace with the specific issues that were troubling her I asked her, "Why Life?"  Why do we get to have this experience at all?  We weren't promised any deal.  We aren't owed this opportunity to create experiences.  No one was under any obligation to deliver us any particular deal in this realm.  And yet we are here.  A wide open opportunity to wake up and do something completely different every day.  Every day, every moment even, an opportunity to create something in our life.  We might just use the gift of every day to recreate it like every other day.  Or, one day, we might not.  One day we might look at it a little differently and do something completely differently.  What is so different for me these days than the days of old is a profound sense of gratitude for the simplest things in my life.  Why have I been blessed with so many gifts and so many moments of opportunity to experience them?  My logical mind has no idea.  But I will not waste my opportunity today struggling with that question.  There may not be many days left so I will savor the ones I have with gratitude.  When you are aware that death is coming you no longer take life for granted.

 

 

Thank you Life

 

Thank you for this breath

Thank you for this inhale

Thank you for this exhale

Thank you for this Life

 

Thank you Heart

Thank you for this pounding

Thank you for this pulsing

Thank you for this Love

 

Thank you feet

Thank you for this walk

Thank you for this run

Thank you for the Dancing

 

Thank you Eyes

Thank you for the Sunrise

Thank you for the Sunset

Thank you for all the Colors

 

Thank you Ears

Thank you for The Music

Thank you for the Rhythm

And Thank you for the Stillness

 

Thank you Hands

Thank you for the Caressing

Thank you for the Clapping

And Thank you for the Holding

 

Thank you Mouth

Thank you for the nourishment

Thank you for the Wine

Thank you for the Kisses

 

Thank you Nose

Thank you for the Flowers

Thank you for the Pines

Thank you for the Sniffles

 

Thank you Arms and Shoulders

Thank you for the Carrying

Thank you for the Burdening

And Thank you for the Hugging

 

Thank you Voice

Thank you for the Expression

Thank you for the Word

Thank you for the Gift of Creation

 

Thank you for this Day

Thank you for the Light

Thank you for the Stars

Thank you for the Night

 

Thank you Self

Thank you for the Laughter

Thank you for the Play

Thank you for You

 

Thank you for the Emotions

Thank you for the Joys

Thank you for the Tears and Sorrows

Thank you for the Richness

 

Thank you for the Abundance that is.

Thank you for the Abundance that is given.

Thank you for the Abundance that is expressed through us.

Thank you for this Dance.

 

Thank you Life

 

Gary van Warmerdam

Gary's new website is about Creating Happiness through Self Awareness  

 

 

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