Don’t take life for granted (because it’s kind of a miracle)—instead, let’s go deeper into the miracle of being alive. Let’s shine our appreciation on what we love so that Love can shine brighter.
“Love is a training in vision, and the more you practice seeing life through the eyes of love, the more you will see beauty everywhere.” — Robert Holden
The life in front of you—like, right in front of you—is far more important than the life behind you or the things you’re worried about that might never happen.
When you treat the moment as if it’s all you have, it is everything. Let it become everything, hold everything, and promise everything. “Don’t take this moment for granted” translates as “Don’t take life for granted.”
Don’t Take Life for Granted (it’s kind of a miracle)
1. You are alive. Enjoy that.
The best way to honor life is to thoroughly experience everything it has to offer.If you don’t learn how to enjoy the journey, you might be missing the point. tell a friend
2. Feel the pulse of this moment.
When I truly pause to tap into the abundant energy all around me, that’s flowing through me, even a beam of light streaming through the window reminds me of who I am. It feels like Life is breathing me and the whole thing is a poem. It feels like I’m blessed just to be here, and I see myself everywhere.
3. Really breathe.
Check in with your breath, often. If you actually do that one simple thing and turn it into a habit, your breath will become a tool for taming the mind, a sanctuary, a ritual for peace, a guide to joy.
4. Revel in the ordinary.
Be moved by the simple things. Simple things speak of worlds we forget about when we’re too busy in the stories we’re spinning in our heads.
Simplicity breeds beauty, release, and freedom. Whenever overwhelm strikes, keeping it simple is a spiritual practice all on its own. It’s also a great way to get out of a rut.The ordinary becomes extraordinary when you fully show up for it. Your presence is the “extra.” tell a friend
5. Look for magic.
Look at the earth like She’s keeping a lovely little secret in every leaf and blade of grass—even the pebbles, too. She is.
Read this next: an appreciation poem for true abundance in life.
As you stop and let yourself be still and present, engaged with the life flowing through you, what are you genuinely grateful for?
Share your appreciation, still moments, your favorite note from this collection, and any stories with me in the comments.
Shine your appreciation on someone you love today by sharing these notes with them.
Don’t take Life for granted.