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Faith (Gratitude Journal – Day 7)

I like it when I start the day by lighting the lamp, placing boiled milk at our altar, and writing Ganesha in my prayer book. I don’t have the discipline to follow this routine every morning but when I do, it sets the right tone for the day. I start the day with humility, with the knowledge that I will be dealing with things that are within my control as well as ones that are beyond my reach.  I seek for strength, courage, forgiveness, and grace. I count my blessings.

It’s not about heaven, hell, salvation or rebirth. It’s about living this life with confidence, wisdom, kindness and gratitude. It’s about the presence of a high power that I can surrender to and take refuge in.  

I am thankful that I have a place of worship that I can go to, one that fills my heart and soul. I am thankful that as I recite my slokams for the day, I get to indulge in self- affirmations and practice setting intentions.  I am thankful that I can pick and choose to follow those rituals and traditions that give the most personal meaning to me and to us as a family. I am thankful for my faith.

4 thoughts on “Faith (Gratitude Journal – Day 7)

  1. Ah this I follow everyday, without fail, come rain or shine. I like the habit of writing everyday in a prayer book, I am going to start that habit, we do it once a year for Vijayadasami during navarathri, but everyday could do. I have already started on setting in the intention and checking in with my daughter in the morn and eve, and also created our own secret hand gesture ;). I have to thank you for the best/worst part of the day question at the end of the day before bed. That has become a habit for my daughter now. I started following from the first time you mentioned it years ago….thanks for sharing some wonderful ideas here.

    1. You are so disciplined UL. It made me happy that you still follow the best and worst part of the day question. I have to start that again with mine. We lost track of it along the way.

      On Tue, Nov 8, 2016 at 5:23 AM, Thoughts Unlimited wrote:

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