Sunday, May 24, 2015

Gratitude List #6: Blessings


Photo of Om symbol (www.dreamstime.com)

Today's gratitude list is on the theme of weekend, Nepal and India, gratitude and blessings:

* A short work week due to the long weekend last weekend
* Sunning in warm weather that kisses my face
* Great bands - free entertainment - and dancing, especially outside
* Community events to gather, socialize, and support one another
* Fundraisers to support others (like Nepal due to the recent earthquakes)
* Henna in the form of a lovely flower design and Om symbol on my hands

Om design henna on my right hand and flower design on my left hand and arm
* An invite to "Sacred Chambers," a spiritual process
* Power in prayer
* Gratitude for blessings
* Music (including spiritual as in Sanskrit chants)
* Silence
* Beauty of nature and peace in nature
* Nature sounds: birds, running water (a brook)
* Trees, including tall pine trees
* New friendships
* Nourishment including herbal tea and water
* A safe journey: there were three accidents on the opposite side of the highway as we headed home, including a car on fire
* Leftovers and a delicious, nutritious meal

And similar to last weekend, there was wildlife too in the form of a hummingbird hovering or flying near and/or past me as I heard its wing vibration quite loudly, and an eagle (though I didn't see it when a few of us were driving homebound).

What is on YOUR gratitude list today?

25 comments:

  1. The sound of the hummingbird's wings -- love it!

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    1. Yes, I did too though at first I was a bit startled as I had no idea what it was until I asked a woman sitting across from me! :) <3

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  2. What a wholistic and holy week you have had, Elly. Much to be grateful for indeed!

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    1. Actually it was the weekend I was referring to only Beloo! ;) <3

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  3. That henna looks so good on you :)

    Love!

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    1. Thanks! I'll see if I can get a better shot of me with it so proof that it is me! ;) <3

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  4. Loved the henna work. Nature sounds and trees works for me too :)

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    1. Thanks Raj, I love the henna too! :) And yes, there is nothing that beats the natural sounds of nature! :) <3

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  5. Such a peaceful and calming list. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Yes, I suppose it is Laurel! Thanks! :) <3

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  6. Have always been interested with this. Nice!

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    1. Lux, are you referring to the henna? If so, yes, do check it out: it's fun! :) Think of it as a temporary tattoo! ;) <3

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  7. Love your henna artwork. You have had a blissful and a satisfying week indeed! :) ♥

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    1. Thanks Shilpa and I do too! :) Actually, I was referring to my weekend only...better and more interesting than my week! ;) <3

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  8. Ah..I was looking forward to the henna pics! I'm sure the color came out nice and bright! The humming bird sounds like an interesting episode.

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    1. Ah, and how did you know Vinnie? ;) Just teasing! The Om symbol on my right hand is much darker; however, I was told that one would stay about a week (probably due to hand washing, etc), and about two weeks for my arm. We'll see! :) Yes, the hummingbird sound was amazing and glad I was able to ask the woman across me, though silently as we were in silent meditation at the time! <3

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  9. Great list Elly! and that henna looks pretty! It's been ages I had henna on my hands :)

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    1. Thanks Parul. :) I am glad you like both! ;) <3

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  10. The henna work looks intricate, Elly.
    I reckon it'll get darker in a couple of days too.
    I need to find more things to be grateful for :)

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    1. Interesting as I thought it would only get lighter, not darker! :) Start a gratitude list: it's fun! :) You can check out Laurel Regan's website at www.alphabetsalad.com where she does a weekly Sunday one...the idea came from her. <3

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  11. I love your gratitude list. Each time I read one, I feel motivated to pen one too at the end of every day. That you mobilized funds for the Nepal cause is admirable, Elly.

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    1. Thanks Rachna. I appreciate your comments. :) I hope to read yours one day too, soon perhaps? ;) Check out Laurel Regan's on Sundays as the idea came from her, though I don't do it every week lately I have been. <3

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  13. Great gratitude list. It made me smile and made me think of a few things I am grateful for. ♥

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    1. Thanks Kathy! ;) I'm glad that it made you smile and realize some blessings you receive in your life.. :) Maybe, it will inspire you to write one or more? ;) If so, check out Laurel Reagan's on Sundays as that was where the idea originated for me. <3

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