Gratitude Prayer

'Thank you' is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. "Thank you" expresses extreme gratitude, humility¬†and understanding. Alice Walker Pull up a chair and pour yourself a cup of coffee. Yes, I do realise that the kitchen looks as if it had just been wrecked by an untimely earthquake …

Laughter Meditation for Midlife Stress Relief

I am very grateful for the things that make me laugh. Laughter is one of the best stress-busters I know. Whenever I feel stressed and hassled, I do my best to be mindful: being100% present in the moment, my attention focused on what is happening second-by-second. Humour anchors me in the present moment. Sometimes, when …

Mindful New Year’s Resolution

Mundane Monday Challenge Beloved Boots

It is the first of January, a new year awakens. The mist still hangs thick outside, but I have to go out and feed the horses. No sleeping late for me today, no matter the excesses of last night/early morning hours. As I sit down on the old wooden bench on the porch, same as …

The Benefits of Gratitude

I woke up with a full-blown head cold. Headache, fever, muscle pains, blocked nose, sore throat, burning eyes and the overwhelming conviction that getting out of bed is a very bad idea. After feeling sorry for myself for a while, I decided to try and figure out what there is to be grateful about the situation that I find myself in.