With a Grateful Heart

I end this year, with a grateful heart...

I am grateful for what is - and for what is not...

I am grateful for what happened - and what didn't...

I am grateful for the challenges received, and for those endured, and transcended, and for the ones that still remain...

I am grateful for the persons that came into my life, and those that exited as well...

I am grateful for connections made, and for those severed...

I am grateful for the many blessings received - those that were obvious, and those that remain hidden...

I am grateful for my community, for the comfort of prayer and meditation and practice, and how it enriches my life...

I am grateful for loved ones, and for those who still harbor negativity towards me - for they come bearing lessons...

To all whom I encounter - may all negative intentions and feelings - only be met by undulating waves of love and compassion rippling at the very shores of my soul...

I am grateful for surgery this year - and what it both brought into my life - and what it enabled me to release... And, I am grateful for the skillful and sensitive surgeon, who chose a more time-consuming but less invasive route, that enabled me to heal more quickly...

I am grateful for the places I was able to travel to, and the experiences I had, most especially in Istanbul and Ephesus...

As this year ends, I review events and experiences of this year - I set my intention for the goals I have chosen for the coming year - ever mindful that a grateful heart will be the soil on which to cultivate greater humility, compassion, and simplicity...

I grateful to be here, at this point in time in our history - and to have the grace and opportunity to step into all that 2012 brings...

Comments

Anonymous said…
Olga, I have already shared your words with a couple of friends ... thank you for putting them out for us to find :) Happy New Year my Friend ... hopefully we'll be able to meet up for that smoothie we keep talking about :) Love you, Sheila
Olga Rasmussen said…
Thank you Sheila! Yes, we will get together in the New Year. And thank YOU for being my friend! Love you back! Olga
YogaG33k said…
I am grateful for your blog Olga! Your words are always so full of inspiration and they touch so many hearts. Namaste
Olga Rasmussen said…
Thank you! I am grateful for you as well! Namas te and blessings, Olga

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