Monday, November 19, 2018

Grateful Still - Day 2

I'm grateful still - everyday at least until the end of the year, I find and post at least 10 things I am grateful for without repeating. This is undertaken as a spiritual practice in Mindfulness. 

  1. I am grateful for the washing machine.
  2. I am grateful for the dryer.
  3. I am grateful for my friend John who cleared the deck.
  4. I am grateful for this time of year and the opportunity to take a look at who/how/where I am.
  5. I am grateful for the help in rearranging the living room.
  6. I am grateful for "my chair"
  7. I am grateful for Christmas music by Michael Buble
  8. I am grateful for an entire day to work on the house.
  9. I am grateful for multiple Google Home speakers and the ability to listen to the same thing across them and they are in sync.
  10. I am grateful for me. as I am with off of my quirks and idiosyncrasies.


Sunday, November 18, 2018

Grateful Still - Day 1

I'm grateful still - everyday at least until the end of the year,  I find and post at least 10 things I am grateful for without repeating. 


  1. I am grateful for my newest great nephew, Owen Ledger Valentine - welcome to Earth.
  2. I am grateful for my dog, Porkchop who loves me unconditionally.
  3. I am grateful to take up this powerful practice again.
  4. I am grateful for the physical transformation in me over the past 90 days.
  5. I am grateful for the ability to be self aware and actualized.
  6. I am grateful for the new phone system at URO
  7.  I am grateful for the work I am privileged to do that seldom seems like work.
  8. I am grateful for this Life that lives me.
  9. I am grateful for my car which I recently paid off.
  10. I am grateful for a renewed attitude about and zest for life.
  11. I am grateful for this body which has carted me around for 63 years.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Grateful Me - Day 30

A New View Without Walls
My gratitude journal - everyday for at least 30 days I find and post at least 10 things I am grateful for without repeating.

  1. I am grateful for the open feeling in our community and in our facility.
  2. I am grateful for the ability to be wrong without shame or blame.
  3. I am grateful for the young man who came out from Comcast to repair our Internet and Phone service which I had inadvertently interrupted because I didn't know which cable was "live."
  4. I am grateful for the clarity that comes in the form of discomfort in my knee from using a chair instead of a ladder.
  5. I am grateful for the Spiritual Laws that are unfailing and provide a framework for a meaningful life.
  6. I am grateful for the power to choose and choose again.
  7. I am grateful for the sound of the wind in the trees.
  8. I am grateful and looking forward to an upcoming weekend reTreat with Martha Creek.
  9. I am grateful for this thirty day gratitude practice and the opportunity it has been to focus my thinking on the many things for which I am grateful.
  10. I am grateful for being okay when the sermon others heard seem different than the one I delivered.
  11. I am grateful for the realization that when the day seems tough, the truth is that all is well and joy comes in the morning.


I am grateful for you!

Ric

Monday, September 24, 2018

Grateful Me - Day 29

My gratitude journal - everyday for at least 30 days I find and post at least 10 things I am grateful for without repeating.

  1. I am grateful for this misty, rainy day.
  2. I am grateful for the crew from Oak Hills Construction.
  3. I am grateful for the way the elimination of the old workroom feels like a spacious extension of the reception lobby.
  4. I am grateful for Fusion Electric Inc and the father and son team of Bob & Cal.
  5. I am grateful for Costco's Kirkland Coffee.
  6. I am grateful that my fasting  (morning) blood sugar was still within range even though I fell asleep without taking my nighttime medication last night.
  7. I am grateful for a late breakfast and the opportunity to catch up with Dianne today.
  8. I am grateful that I had some time in the office today to catch up with our banking.
  9. I am grateful for being okay with the act that my days off lately haven;t really been days off.
  10. I am grateful for broccoli with breakfast.
  11. I am grateful for sweet texts with pictures from April
  12. I am grateful fora dry home out of the rain.
  13. I am grateful for a working furnace on this very cool day. 
  14. I am grateful for my flannel sleep pants.


I am grateful for you!

Ric

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Grateful Me -Day 28

Preparing For Something New
My gratitude journal - everyday for at least 30 days I find and post at least 10 things I am grateful for without repeating.
  1. I am grateful for the way our Sanctuary looked this morning.
  2. I am grateful to Kim and the way she finds songs that mesh with my talks.
  3. I am grateful for the "brighter" sound in our space, even with our existing sound system.
  4. I am grateful to the people who responded to my cal for a group to lift the piano back onto the platform.
  5. I am grateful for the kitchen team finding a way to share coffee and donuts this morning.
  6. I am grateful for the people who responded to the request to help remove the existing cabinets from the kitchen.
  7. I am grateful for a wonderful board meeting today with our two newest board members.
  8. I am grateful for the extension to the platform that seems like a perfect place to speak from sometimes.
  9. I am grateful for Simon and Nick being 1000% all in.
  10. I am grateful for a nap this afternoon after a busy week.

I am grateful for you!

Ric

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Grateful Me - Day 27

My gratitude journal - everyday for at least 30 days I find and post at least 10 things I am grateful for without repeating.

  1. I am grateful for the Love present in the room for Andris this morning as I shared the eulogy for Sally.
  2. I am grateful for Google Maps guidance along a route that I have driven thousands of time that is suddenly all different because of construction.
  3. I am grateful for Renaissance Unity and all of that community's previous names.
  4. I am grateful for my dear friend Linda Puryear.
  5. I am grateful for my friend Mary Hanser.
  6. I am grateful for Gwendolyn.
  7. I am grateful for pulling up to URO after Sally's memorial service and finding Kathy in the yard tending to the flowers.
  8. I am grateful for quiet time in the building to prepare for tomorrows board meeting.
  9. I am grateful for Carol's leadership and ability to pull a team together at short notice
  10. I am grateful for the team of volunteers who packed up the kitchen.
  11. I am grateful for Peter for hauling stuff to the basement.


I am grateful for you!

Ric

Friday, September 21, 2018

Grateful Me - Day 26

Soon, A Wider Hallway & Coat Racks
My gratitude journal - everyday for at least 30 days I find and post at least 10 things I am grateful for without repeating.

  1. I am grateful that I woke up an hour earlier than I needed to leave this morning because I had not set an alarm.
  2. I am grateful that Craig Nelson came by the church and got up in our ceiling to move our Internet cable to the new workroom.
  3. I am grateful that my old IT/Networking Skills are still there although a little out of practice.
  4. I am grateful that we moved our router, modem and phone base w/o significant delay.
  5. I am grateful that our renovation project has uncovered a couple of electrical system challenges and will be taken care of without an emergency.
  6. I am grateful for the electricians that are doing the work at URO.
  7. I am grateful for the many ways that we are changing, both the physical plant as well as the collected consciousness.
  8. I am grateful for the guidance this evening to take care of getting boxes so I didn't need to do it tomorrow.
  9. I am grateful for the guy st home depot who saw me struggling to keep the 13 boxes on my cart in a very windy place and helped me get the cart to the car.
  10. I am grateful for this vision for our physical plant is now coming into form through a powerful demonstration.

I am grateful for you!

Ric