Heartwings Love Notes 959: Gratitude is Important #Author’sCorner

Heartwings Love Notes 959: Gratitude is Important

Heartwings says, "Expression of of gratitude is more than politeness."

Most parents train their children to say "thank you." This is good manners. Yet expressing gratitude goes beyond simple courtesy. It helps turn the focus of our thoughts, and can direct the mind toward a positive view of life. This is true most especially when considering circumstances that appear to have nothing good about them, like the current pandemic.

I’m not saying the virus is "good." It is some of the results that can be seen as positive. For example, while school children may not be learning at the same rate they could in classrooms, they can spend more time outdoors or even having fun. While people may not be filling the stores, they are shopping on line, and the delivery services that didn’t even exist before the pandemic have burgeoned. People with handicaps now have many more buying choices open to them via home delivery.

Because of Zoom and other developing internet options, People who once only had telephones can now regularly view far away loved ones. People in far apart countries can take classes together, meet in person virtually, or join interest groups and communicate. Rather than take a long arduous journey, grandparents can see a new grandchild born in another part of the country or even the world! It is said the Chinese characters for crisis spell opportunity. With the correct attitude that’s how it can be seen.

When I practice gratitude for all things bad or good, I am able to see what opportunities are provided by even the most uncomfortable experiences. Recently I stumbled and bruised myself because I was carrying too much as I came in the door. A few days ago, I did the same thing under different circumstances, only worse because I hadn’t learned from the first time. I am thankful for this second, though more painful stumble. Now I will remember. When I take things as a lesson, I can be grateful. When regardless of circumstances I see my life as blessed, I do not complain but instead give thanks for every blessing, even those in disguise.

May you feel grateful for all your experiences and learn what they have to offer.

Blessings and best regards, Tasha Halpert

PS If you would like to share any of your experiences along these lines, please do write to me. Comments and stories can be sent to Tashahal or Tashahal. For more Love Notes, please check my web site at www.heartwingsandfriends.

About Patty L. Fletcher

About Patty October 2021 Patty and her guide dog Blue. Patty has her hair tied back in a low ponytail and rests her right hand on Blue's head. She wears a white shirt with a pink and purple butterfly on the front and light blue shorts. Blue is a handsome black lab. He wears a brown leather harness with a handle attached to the back and is smiling at the camera as he sits in front of Patty. In the background is a brick building with white, windowed doors and a flowerpot overflowing with pink and yellow blooms. Updated – October 2021 Patty Fletcher is a single mother with a beautiful daughter, of whom she is enormously proud. She has a great son-in-law and six beautiful grandchildren. From April 2011 through September 2020, she owned and handled a black Labrador from The Seeing Eye® named King Campbell Lee Fletcher A.K.A. Bubba. Sadly, after a long battle with illness on September 24, 2020, King Campbell went to the Rainbow Bridge where all is peace and love. In July 2021, she returned to The Seeing Eye® and was paired with a Black Labrador Golden Retriever cross named Blue. PATTY’S BLINDNESS… Patty was born one and a half months premature. Her blindness was caused by her being given too much oxygen in the incubator. She was partially sighted until 1991, at which time she lost her sight due to an infection after cataract surgery and high eye pressure. She used a cane for 31 years before making the change to a guide dog. WHERE SHE LIVES AND WORKS… Currently, Patty lives and works in Kingsport, Tenn. She’s the creator and owner of Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing (Author, Blogger, Business Assist), The Writer’s Grapevine Online Magazine and the creator and host of the Talk to Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing Podcast. WRITING GOAL… Patty writes with the goal of bridging the great chasm which separates the disabled from the non-disabled. HOBBIES… Patty’s hobbies include reading, music, and attending book clubs via Zoom. FAVORITE TUNES… Some of her favorite types of tunes are classic rock, rhythm and blues, and classic country. FAVORITE READS… Patty enjoys fantasy, science fiction, and books about the supernatural. She loves books by Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Norah Roberts, and many more. Some favorite books include Norah Roberts’ Hide Away, Stephen King’s Dark Tower series, J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series, and J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings series. SPIRITUAL FAITH… Patty describes herself as a spiritual Walker. She says she knows both Mother Goddess and Father God and embraces all they have to offer. CONTACT… Email: patty.volunteer1@gmail.com Visit: https://pattysworlds.com/ And: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/PattyFletcher As well as: https://www.amazon.com/Patty-L.-Fletcher/e/B00Q9I7RWG
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2 Responses to Heartwings Love Notes 959: Gratitude is Important #Author’sCorner

    • Patty L. Fletcher says:

      We needed it didn’t we all!?!

      You’re welcome.

      At the moment I’m just grateful to be alive.

      Hope your event went well.

      Don’t know how long I’ll be online. Computer keeps stating weak signal.

      And Snow’s coming!

      Bleh!

      Patty L. Fletcher

      Self-Published Author and Social Media Promotional Assistant

      Email: patty.volunteer1@gmail.com

      Website: http://www.campbellsworld.wordpress.com/ .

      Food For Thought

      We all are the Light, automatically. So we really don’t have to go too much further than that. We all have a Light within us – it is the Soul; it is that spark of God, of the Divine, that activates our consciousness.

      -John-Roger, DSS

      Source: New Day Herald website

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