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imageI am grateful that I can turn to Super Soul Sunday — a place where I can get my Spiritual fix.

I learn something new each time I watch an episode — always pertinent to what I am facing to get validations and receive important reminders.  It is a go-to for me as I walk my Spiritual path.

20140807-183145.jpgI am grateful to Liz of Liz Who Motivates for nominating me for the One Lovely Blog Award. Wow! I am very thankful.

The nomination post can be found here. I will try to complete the acceptance as soon as I can.

OWN and Super Soul Sunday came out with a cool image and I wanted to share!

“To be broken is no reason to see all things as broken.” ~Mark Nepo

Then there is my beautiful and fun luggage and my über protective travel bag that I am grateful for.

Credit: OWN Network, Super Soul Sunday

Photo Credit: Oprah Winfrey’s OWN Network,
Super Soul Sunday

Today was lucky. I decided to look up lottery results for my pile of tickets and I won forty-three dollars!  That’s $43 more than I had before.  How cool!

It was also lucky that “Super Soul Sunday’s” Soul To Soul 2 episode was still available for me to watch today on On Demand.  I have written in many posts how much I love “Super Soul Sunday.” For me, it’s uplifting, inspiring, and is telling that it matters not the gender, race, religion, etc… we are all connected.

In Soul To Soul 2, Oprah recaps some of today’s top thinkers, teachers, and spiritual leaders’ answers to life’s big questions such as: What is the difference between spirituality and religion? What is the soul? What happens when we die?  What does the world need?

For the last question, I think the world needs more kindness.  I believe that an act of kindness, however small, can open a heart, which leads to more acts of kindness, and more opening of hearts.

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Do you remember this little envelope from The Acts of Kindness Advent Calendar, Pay It Forward Day?  There’s still money in it. There are others keeping “Pay It Forward” alive. It is very heartwarming to know and actually see this happening.

What do you think the world needs?

Links:
Super Soul Sunday
Super Soul Sunday’s Soul To Soul 2 – Asking Life’s Big Questions

Related Post:
Pay It Forward post
The Acts of Kindness Daily Prompt

hopeI first heard of Anne Lamott from my good friend, S, and she gave me her latest book, Help. Thanks. Wow: The Three Essential Prayers. In it, Anne wrote that asking for help, giving thanks for what we have, and being amazed at all the beauty that surrounds us are the three ways that spiritually connects us with the Higher Power and give us hope during trying times.

My cable company had four past episodes of Super Soul Sunday available, and two of those were with Anne Lamott, so I watched the first part today.

Near the end of part one, Anne Lamott spoke about hope after she recalled a conversation she had with a priest about her friend, Pammy, who was dying 20 years ago.  She asked the priest if God would help Pammy when she crossed over, if Pammy’s young daughter would be okay, and if she would see Pammy again one day.

“He said, ‘I hope so.’ And I never forgot that, because we live in the hope — in the hope of truth, in the hope of light, in the hope of spiritual healing. Because first of all, to hope makes you so vulnerable. If your heart is open, it’s going to get bruised and knocked around the world, and life is going to knock you around. But to hope, it is to be a child again,” Ms. Lamott shared.

What Anne Lamott said reminded me of Dr. Brené Brown’s take on vulnerability. “To love someone fiercely, to believe in something with your whole heart, to celebrate a fleeting moment in time, to fully engage in a life that doesn’t come with guarantees – these are risks that involve vulnerability and often pain. But, I’m learning that recognizing and leaning into the discomfort of vulnerability teaches us how to live with joy, gratitude and grace.” 

Having an open heart is opening yourself up to anything and everything, good and bad, and hoping is believing that no matter what, all will be well.

I am grateful for hope.

Links:

Super Soul Sunday with Anne Lamott

Related posts:

Day 17/365: On Vulnerability

Day 23/365: Go With The Flow

A few days ago, I felt a weird numbing sensation on my left foot and the side of my leg.  It was one of the reasons why I wrote “Patience’s Virtues,” to help remind myself that healing… takes… time.

Around the same time, I had actually also registered for both a 10K run (for later this month) and a 15K (to help train for a bucket list item), so I am not sure how I can train for the 10K with this new development at the moment.

I can still walk, but today, I also now have a full blown cold, so I had to send my great friend, G, a text letting her know I couldn’t work out this morning.  I really wanted to be there for her today, because she lost her brother yesterday.  At the same time, I didn’t want her to get sick too.  Luckily, her friends and I were with her last night to support her with her loss during her dragonboat team’s End of Season Party.

As I sit in bed, watching Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday, I thought I would share some things I saw yesterday.

20131103-102828.jpgI was looking up in the sky, coming home from Acupunture/Accupressure, and I saw this cloud formation. It looked like a hand to me.



20131103-102819.jpgThese two pictures were interesting.  I was just hanging out in the back seat and happened to look out of the window, and was taken aback by the rainbow peeking through the clouds.  It was still sunny out during the late afternoon and it hadn’t rain.  It was exciting to see the rainbow, so I started to take these shots.

20131103-102202.jpgNow, these shoes!  Yesterday, I asked my Acupuncturist if I could wear high heels to the party, with a numb foot.  She told me, “no,” showed me her wedge shoes, and asked me if I had wedge shoes I could wear.  It would be much more supportive. So, I busted these out from its box–I felt these shoes were too Rockstar for my semi-formal dress, and broke them in last night. I am glad they had great support, but the open toes and my short dress were probably why I now have a full blown cold. Haha!

I am looking forward to eating chicken soup and a lot of cutie mandarins to fight my cold. Happy Sunday, everyone!

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