Sunday, October 21, 2012

Chaos is inherent . . .

This is what happens when you plan to do anything on a daily basis:  it just doesn't happen.  Yes, I am still focusing on being more thankful, but posting daily just isn't in the cards for me.  Here's the rest of the quote that inspired the title of this post:

Chaos is inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with diligence.  --  Buddha

Here's another good one about gratitude:

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. --  Melody Beattie

That's what I'm hoping I can accomplish by focusing on what I am thankful for.  

Today -- right now -- I'm thankful for the ability to not say every word that goes through my head.  I am thankful for the ability to wait.  To think before I speak.  To not feel the need to defend myself or explain a situation.  To just sit and be and see what happens.

It isn't easy, but I'm choosing to do it.  Hopefully, it will have positive results.  

So I am thankful that I am a human being with a mind, body, and soul and that I do not have to merely respond to my instincts.  I can choose.

And I choose to wait and see what happens.


1 comment:

Sheila said...


Or, oops, um, wonderful!