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“Prayers are always answered. You don’t have to beg or make deals with the Creator when you pray. The key is to pray with faith, knowing and believing that, what you ask for, you already have!” —Iyanla Vanzant

20140905-224505.jpgWhen things compound and life is a bit harder than normal, and it is hard to be in stillness, I find the prayers in Don Miguel Ruiz’s book very helpful. After a few days, I am back in the proper flow. I am grateful for this book.

There are prayers for truth, forgiveness, love, physical body (our body does a lot for us), gratitude, humanity, divinity, and the Circle of Fire (which is a prayer about “being alive, being in love, being who you really are.”) I believe this book has been reprinted and retitled as The Circle of Fire.

I am grateful for family and friends, and the sharing of prayers of healing with each other.

I am grateful for yummy chawanmushi, and in sharing it.

I am grateful to hang out with my siblings.

I am grateful for clean sheets. 😉

I am grateful for rest.

Tomorrow, I will be grateful for another day, with new adventures to be had!

20140425-222446.jpgI took this photo a couple of days ago as we headed to the entrance of a church. I looked up and to me it looked like two hands reaching for each other. It may be farfetched, but with imagination, it might work. 😉

I am grateful this evening to have been given a chance to visit an old family friend, Uncle N. He is Uncle M‘s old classmate when they were kids in the home country, so there is a lot of history.

Uncle N is battling cancer and is now in hospice care. It hurts to see him in pain, but his family is all around him, and he is surrounded by much love.

I was able to catch up with two of his older sons, who are slightly older than me. We had some good memories when we happened to meet up growing up. The younger of the two was my partner for my cousin’s cotillion party, helped me with math problems (weird fractions) during practices for the cotillion, and was my partner for one of my High School dances. I am glad that they are both well.

May this family be surrounded with love, and may good memories ease the pain in their hearts, during this most difficult time.

I am grateful for the awareness You have given me of how precious my Life is and how important it is to fully enjoy my Life.

I would like to share with you an excerpt from the Prayer for Gratitude, from Don Miguel Ruiz’ book, Prayers: A Communion With Our Creator. This is such a fitting prayer for what I am trying to do, which is to live my life fully and for this gratitude journal.

“Today, Creator of the universe, my heart is filled with gratitude for the gift of life you have given me. Thank you for the opportunity to experience this beautiful body and this wonderful mind. Today, Lord I want to express my gratitude for everything I have received from you.

I know the way to say thank you for life is by fully enjoying every moment of my life. And the only way to enjoy every moment is to love.”

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