Calm, peace and tranquility are rare words in my vernacular, or current motherís tongue.  But that doesnít deter me from embracing life with immeasurable gratitude and a sense of blessing for those I love and their powerful love for me. 

Every day we make a choice about how we will experience the day. Itís easy to view the next 12 hours as something to get through instead of consciously deciding not to squander a moment of precious time. When crushing responsibility and too much work in our deadline-filled world become the norm it's time to stop and reevaluate how we are living life.

Postponing happiness is a dangerous proposition because that rescheduled joy and suspended fun will never come back to our lives. Instead, we must reframe our thinking and see the essence of happiness and grace in all the nooks and crannies of the day. It just might pull many out of their dangerous nosedive and shatter the illusion that life will wait for anyone.

There is peace, joy and love in the smallest details of life. Lurking in the mounds of laundry, stealing in the early morning rush and sandwiched between the lunches and cleaning is the love and happiness we seek. Thereís a tremendous sense of purpose in giving to others in our life. It inspires us to take action, to lead with generosity, and our willingness to do so, no matter the inconvenience, makes life richer and sweetens our experiences.

In the midst of all that giving we will encounter a sense of grace. But take heed, anyone unfamiliar with being touched by grace might let it whiz right past, blink and itís gone. A subtle moment of silent prayer in everyday life of thanks and appreciation becomes a sacred exchange with grace. Itís divine proof that we are all part of something bigger in the universe, delivering a wave of gratitude and happiness. The sheer force of grace reminds us to embrace chance and take a ride on fate each time we give of ourselves. The very best giving happens when we donít ask why; we just act no matter the risk. It canít be measured but the impact of giving is tangible when more than a glance is taken. Take the time to receive the miraculous gift it brings to you.

There will always be work and challenging circumstances in our everyday life but they should never control our level of happiness. Counted blessings bring awareness to a plentiful supply of joy in the daily rush of life. Trust that all your effort and the energy you give in service to others will be repaid many times over in gratitude and the reverence that comes with acknowledging grace in the smallest moments of life.




6 Responses...

Anonymous says:
October 2, 2011 at 7:04 AM
Thank you sooooooooooo much. This was indeed uplifting and therapeutic.
Anonymous says:
October 3, 2011 at 8:05 AM
I love this article....it grounds me!!!
Anonymous says:
October 4, 2011 at 7:46 AM
I really needed this reminder today. Thanks!
Anonymous says:
October 9, 2011 at 9:28 PM
This is so me. This article lets me know that I'm not alone in my thinking:)
Anonymous says:
October 15, 2011 at 9:21 PM
An excellent reminder to smell those roses!
Anonymous says:
April 15, 2012 at 2:28 AM
A beautiful reminder. Thank you.
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