Laura Carlo is a host over at 99.5 All Classical, a project of WGBH in the Greater Boston area. I notice that in the morning she often likes to play this pair of tunes. I never hit the snooze when she does, as it is a sweet way to way up.
For a while Fleisher had a neurological disability that did not allow him to use both of his hands. You might imagine how traumatic that was and how triumphant that return in this album. Today I am grateful for my abilities, and for artists who bring such sweetness into our days.
The Anatomy of Joy with Dr. Brené Brown on Saturday
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The Anatomy of Joy
Live from the Women & Happiness Conference at Omega NYC, Dr. Brené Brown will deliver her 90-minute keynote address on “The Anatomy of Joy,” featuring an introduction by Elizabeth Lesser. By exploring the relationship between joy and gratitude, Dr. Brown will guide you through the process of navigating your feelings of vulnerability and shows you how your sense of worthiness impacts your ability to be happy in every area of your life.
This free event will start at 2:30 pm Eastern Time on Saturday, April 21, 2012. Please bookmark the link below to join the event.
Note: This event will only be available for viewing during the live broadcast on April 21. If you’d like to let your friends know about this free event, please forward this email so they can register.
P.S. See Dr. Brené Brown live in Boulder in “The Power of Vulnerability,” taking place Saturday, May 19, and Sunday, May 20, 2012 at Naropa University’s Nalanda Events Center from 9:30 am–4:30 pm.
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I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.
It’s so fluffy I’m going to die!
Since we recently watched this DVD, this quote has been a running gag around my house. I think it has been a running gag among the younger Tumblrites as well. In this case, I’m thinking of the snow that’s falling here now. I’m grateful it is fluffy and copious, and not wet and icy. It will make it easier to clear.
My dad does sea turtle protection in Coastal South Carolina, so I’m grateful for this work of the New England Aquarium.
New underwater video of rescued sea turtles on the Rescue Blog!
The perennially appropriate “Thanksgiving Eve” (lyrics) by Bob Franke, as sung by the eminent Garnet Rogers.
May you be blessed with a sense of fullness at the gift of every moment.
What can you do with your days but work & hope
Let your dreams bind your work to your play
What can you do with each moment of your life
But love til you’ve loved it away
Love til you’ve loved it away
Grace and Gravity
No, I don’t mean Gravity and Grace (1947), by Simone Weil, or even “Grace in Gravity,” by the Story, a.k.a. Jonathan (Brooke) and Jennifer (Kimball). Rather I wish to reflect on some effects of my yoga practice this evening.
All day long, I have been dealing with a very cranky mind, probably one that has been focusing too much on lack, on obstacles, and on failings and shortcomings. All of this is distinctly opposite the spirit of gratitude which is “supposed to” characterize the season. Here “supposed to” can contribute itself to a downward spiral of lack.
Anusara yoga teachers talk a lot about Grace, an ever-present, unwavering, and always available source of energy. It took ninety minutes on my mat under the instruction of a skilled Anusara-inspired teacher to turn me toward that. Now the gravitational pull I feel strongly is to count my blessings. This is right where I need to be as this Thanksgiving holiday approaches.
May we each feel an irresistible tug toward gratitude. May we each steep in our blessings as we celebrate.
Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole cosmos - the trees, the clouds, everything.
Can you see the holiness in those things you take for granted—a paved road or a washing machine? If you concentrate on finding what is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul.
It is gratefulness which makes the soul great.