Gratitude: I'm so grateful for this life of mine. Sometimes I forget how bad it was just 10 years ago. While I don't dwell on the past, I don't wish to shut the door on it as my experience can and has helped others.
Unity: I learned about this a long time ago from a good friend in Yuma. Suit up & show up and see what happens. My best experiences have happened when I didn't want to say yes but I did anyway and I got the prize! Friendship, understanding, love, a true sense of belonging ~ all things I yearn for.
Purpose: I have this little prayer & meditation practice that my good friend, Cindy, gave me a long time ago. I don't read it every day but when I get the squirrels running around in my head, I pull out this sheet of paper that reminds me to sit for a quiet moment in the morning and one of the questions I am to ask is: What is my purpose? How can I enhance my usefulness to others today? I ask that my thinking be divorced from selfishness, self-seeking, self-pity, resentment, fear, dishonesty and from thinking wrong motives. It works.
Love: That's what it's all about.
Service: I never am a better person than when I'm doing service work.
Having said all of that, I'm taking my coffee cup and heading out the door to see what happens today.