Friday, March 11, 2011

The Domino Effect

~ Sleeping Satellite (Acoustic version) | Tasmin Archer ~

You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life. And you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law: the more you have and are grateful for, the more will be given you.

Sarah Ban Breathnach

Simple Abundance
We go through many changes in a lifetime.   The greatest change I made in my life is described in quote above, the life of simple abundance.  Being grateful for the moments in time that are joyful and peaceful . . . it is not a promise, they are gifts that should be cherished.  As humans, we don't always remember this and take so much for granted.  Today I am so grateful beyond words for so much.

The news is not good today.  Mother Nature is hitting the earth with a vengeance . . . the effects are far reaching.  It is the domino-effect, the devastating earthquake in Japan causing tsunami damage on the west coast of the United States and as I listen to the news, there is now flooding on the east coast of the United States.  The images are haunting and they have just begun to flow in . . . the breaking news is horrific.

What about the nuclear reactor problems in Japan?  
Very scary indeed!

The thought occurred to me that we are so small and helpless as humans when pitted against the ravages of nature.  Nature does not play favorites and we are all subject to nature's fury, no matter where we live.  Just thinking about the earth splitting apart in one part of the world and affecting another part of the world sends shivers up my spine.

In times like these, being grateful for everything good and bad in my life sweeps over me, along with sadness for the devastation being endured by so many.  The domino-effect will continue for these people, as those grateful to be alive begin to rebuild their lives.  Keep them in your prayers.

This post was originally published April 20, 2008

in one of my blogs that is now closed

I woke up in a very sad mood for many reasons and the sadness intensified as I watched the coverage of the Pope's visit with the 9/11 victim families at Ground Zero. It so touched me and I have been crying since, not able to stop.

On days like today, it is so much more important to be grateful for what we have been blessed with and not look at what we don't have. Lamenting does not bring people back to life or solve life's circumstances that make us sad.

I am so grateful for those weeds that need to be pulled that helps to let out aggression.


Posie Patchwork said...

When you see all that chaos it's a good time to check into your own world & family, start from the bottom up of sharing, giving & love. Love Posie

The Desert Rocks said...

Very nice, thought provoking....

Maxabella said...

Oh yes! x

bdavisnc88 said...

Stopping by again from the Comment weekend love blog hop. Hope you are doing good.
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Irene said...

Sending some [[hugs]] your way--hope today is finding you a less sad!

Following you from Comment Love Weekend!!

Fisher and Staff said...

I am so glad I found your blog. You have many very interesting things to say. Peace, love and happiness is as good as it gets!

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