Re-minding ourselves to take time to “pause, notice, appreciate, be grateful”….so much abundance in our lives

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I’ve posted the “Pause, Notice, Appreciate, Be Grateful”  images and ideas, some of my favorites, a number of times…including July, 2011 and again in July, 2012.

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I think it’s so important to keep this awareness and appreciation in the forefront of our minds.  I help myself remember to do this by keeping these images in full view….right there in front of me…. printed on paper and hung on walls; printed as bookmarks, holding places in books; and printed on clear film, hanging brightly in windows…ongoing re-minders and inspirations.

to live our lives with this underlying motivation….
to pause,
to look around us and notice,
to become more aware of  the abundance of positives around us in each moment
to pause, to notice, to appreciate and to be grateful.

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Expanding on some ideas that were in the “Notice…Appreciate”  post…to help remind ourselves to follow simple steps that might lead to a more ongoing sense of appreciation and  gratefulness…and so for us to take moments, many times a day… to become aware of each of our senses,  our thoughts, our minds, our hearts, our relationships….

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the oval window suncatcher

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And so today,
and in the following days,
to practice taking moments…
to pause, notice, appreciate and be grateful,
to linger with that positive sense
in whatever ways we might be able

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Of all those awarnesses, a  warm heart… perhaps the most precious.  Living with, encouraging and nurturing one’s own warm heart, noticing and appreciating others’ warm hearts, contributing to developing warmth in every person’s heart… the beauty of a warm heart.

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encouraging,  and being grateful for every single being
who lives with
…a warm heart…

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I’ve created many “pages” and posts that relate to these ideas. Some of these include:
Plant Flowers, Pull Weeds Developing positives, letting go of negatives
Right now, I’m alright”  Appreciating that right now, everything is “okay”
True to my North Star..but also in this moment, I am loved enough, fed enough….
“Taking in the Good” …. and link to  the Pocket Perspectives youtube channel
“Feelings like clouds, moving on…”  feelings come and go, to develop more acceptance
“Notice….appreciate”, one of the first pages about slowing down and noticing positives
“Truly appreciating the miracle of …now”   To notice and appreciate the fleeting moments of “now”
“Noticing the “wow” in each moment of now”

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17 Responses to Re-minding ourselves to take time to “pause, notice, appreciate, be grateful”….so much abundance in our lives

  1. Wow, what a great idea, Pocket Perspectives! Some of that will surely into our hearts after this fabulous and creative contribution. Many thanks for joining the Occupy Blogosphere today!

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  2. Robin says:

    Perfect timing for this reminder, Kathy, with the busy-ness of the holiday season upon us. Thank you. 🙂

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    • Hi Robin, you’re very welcome. Yes…I was reminding myself of these steps,too…to pause and take in the special-ness and abundance all around…so special! And so many warm-hearted people around today, too! (although one woman shopping in a store commented to me that she just wants this holiday season to be over and done..so that was a good reminder for me too, that many people are quite overwhelmed with the busy-ness and for me to keep realigning with warmth and appreciation. )

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  3. pause, notice, appreciate, be grateful – you’ve captured the heart of what I call Walking in Beauty.

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  4. sufilight says:

    My heart expanded as I got pulled into your words and images. Your posts often has this affect on me and it’s wonderful! I love the comment about you Walking in Beauty, because you do through all you share with the rest of us.

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  5. Four simple words with huge results when practiced on a daily basis. A good reminder for all of us. Love the idea of placing them in many areas of our daily lives to remind us.
    namaste,
    Isadora
    http://insidethemindofisadora.wordpress.com/2012/12/22/selfless-gifts-a-family-tradition/

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    • I’m happy you find the ideas helpful…that’s why I share them. I’ve learned, through many years of teaching school, that keeping appealing looking, visual reminders in one’s line of vision is so helpful in remembering to “practice” a new skill or concept…and I find that “shifting” usually requires “practice.” warm wishes to you…. kathy

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