Being Grateful in The Moment

We returned from our home in Arizona a week ago. Learning to live in two places is sometimes filled with funny moments and at other times, frustrations like you wouldn’t believe. I’d changed our health insurance to a nation-wide plan while we were in Arizona, and we received a letter from a medical group, welcoming us as new patients. Back in California, I called them and discovered we weren’t part of their group after all — strike one for being grateful. We don’t have to change our medical providers. A call to our insurance provider and voila! someone who was easy to talk to, who walked me through finding doctors in our plan, and voila! strike two for being grateful — both of our doctors were part of the new insurance plan. All I had to do is visit their office so they could scan the new insurance card.
I subscribe to a blog called,”The Simple Dollar.” The other day a quilting friend posted something on her blog about being in the moment and feeling gratitude. That same day my edition of “The Simple Dollar” spoke of the same message. Have you ever noticed the synchronicity of life? Times when things just click for you? This was one of those times. I could sense that this was a message that I should be paying attention to. So I wrote and got permission to share the article. Enjoy…and may your life be filled with peace and many synchronistic moments. And please be grateful–there will always be frustrations in life, but there will also be things to be grateful for. Concentrate on those and the negative/frustrations in your life won’t seem quite as bad.
From “The Simple Dollar,
“Yesterday, I read a wonderful article by Leo Babauta at Zen Habits entitled The Reality of This Moment. The article encourages people to think about how we’re okay in the moment:

As we go through our day, we’re often stressed because of all the things we have to do, the things we’re not doing. We worry about how things will go in the future, and procrastinate because we’re afraid of an overwhelming task. We feel we’re not good enough, we compare ourselves to others, we fall short of some ideal. We replay a conversation that already happened.

That’s all in our heads, but it’s all fantasy. The reality of this specific moment is that you’re OK. Better than OK, actually: there are so many good things to be grateful for, in this moment.”


About tehachap

The easiest way to define myself is as a very happily married woman with two sons and two grandsons. My hobbies include reading, writing, sewing, trains (watching, photographing and running them in G scale), and travel. My husband and I are retired and we spend our winters in Arizona. I used to own a secretarial and desktop publishing business, but closed it when my husband retired in 1999. We have truly enjoyed our retirement years, and have fulfilled one of our primary goals in life and that is to own a home overlooking train tracks so we can watch trains 24/7. We are sincerely blessed in this life.
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