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Appreciation

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For many days, I had been wearing a shoulder sling to nurture a sprained wrist and tennis elbow.  I am rid with it now.  But minor injuries like these help me keep my feet on the ground.  I bring to focus what is important.

I pause a moment and just appreciate that I have arms and legs and feet. And eyes, nose, ears, etc.  That I can sing, hear, see.  That I have healthy lungs.  That I can run, walk up and down the stairs.

Yet I whine and grumble and complain about things I perceive I need in my life.  I keep chasing that ever illusive pot of gold at the end of the rainbow as though that will finally give me peace and contentment.

I must stop the chase now.  Peace and contentment is within me.  Share.

Entry #27

Comments

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emilygComment by emilyg - September 9, 2006, 3:04 pm
Amen! we do forget to count our blessings. em
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csfbComment by csfb - September 9, 2006, 6:13 pm
How coincidental, Em. "Count your blessings" was supposed to be the title of this entry but I changed it just before posting. Thanks.
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justxploringComment by justxploring - September 10, 2006, 12:55 am
I took a walk on the beach for about 20 minutes at sunset a couple of days ago. The sky wasn't very clear and the air had a strong fishy odor..probably red tide, as there were a few dead fish on the sand. So I started to head back to my car but then noticed the sun playing peek-a-book from behind the clouds. I stopped & waited for minute. The whole sky turned a blazing red and suddenly several dolphins began feeding not far from where I stood. In only 10 minutes life changed from a gloomy day to a spectacular surprise.
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justxploringComment by justxploring - September 10, 2006, 1:02 am
I should really proofread my comments! Goodnight and peace.
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Comment by fxsterling - September 10, 2006, 12:10 pm
a beach is a beach           I look south and see the Mississippi sound and small islands   I look east or west and see new condos and casinos popping up But looking North I appreciate all the work and hope people are putting into rebuilding Biloxi . I stopped thinking of the people ,places and things I've lost . The people of the gulf coast are making are own rainbows today

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