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Don’t Take Life for Granted: 5 Notes to Inspire Pure Gratitude

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Don’t Take Life for Granted: 5 Notes to Inspire Pure Gratitude

Don’t take life for granted (because it’s kind of a miracle). Instead, go deeper into the miracle of being alive. Be here, now, fully and with purpose. Read these notes to inspire how you take your next breath and treat the next moment. When you shine your appreciation on what you love, the whole world as you see it will shine brighter.

“Love is a training in vision, and the more you practice seeing life through the eyes of love, the more you will see beauty everywhere.” — Robert Holden

The life in front of you (like, right in front of you) is far more important than the life behind you or the things you’re worried about that might never happen.

When you treat the moment as if it’s all you have, it *is* everything. Let it become everything, hold everything, and promise everything. “Don’t take this moment for granted” really means “don’t take life for granted.”

Don’t Take Life for Granted (it’s kind of a miracle)

1. You are alive. Enjoy that.

You are alive.

Enjoy that.

The best way to honor life is to thoroughly experience everything it has to offer.

If you don’t learn how to enjoy the journey, you might be missing the point.

2. Feel the pulse of this moment.

Feel the pulse of

this

moment.

When I truly pause to tap into the abundant energy all around me, that’s flowing through me, even a beam of light streaming through the window reminds me of who I am. It feels like Life is breathing me and the whole thing is a poem. It feels like I’m blessed just to be here, and I see myself everywhere.

Pausing to be present with the life energy coursing through your body is living poetry.

Don’t take life for granted (because it’s kind of a miracle). Instead, go deeper into the miracle of being alive. Be here, now, fully and with purpose. Read these notes to inspire how you take your next breath and treat the next moment. When you shine your appreciation on what you love, the whole world as you see it will shine brighter.

3. Really breathe.

Breathe more, deeper,

with more attention.

Check in with your breath, often. If you actually do that one simple thing and turn it into a habit, your breath will become a tool for taming the mind, a sanctuary, a ritual for peace, a guide to joy.

Check in with your breath, often. If you actually do that one simple thing and turn it into a habit, your breath will become a tool for taming the mind, a sanctuary, a ritual for peace, a guide to joy.

4. Revel in the ordinary.

Learn how to revel

in the ordinary.

Be moved by the simple things. Simple things speak of worlds we forget about when we’re too busy in the stories we’re spinning in our heads. 

Simplicity breeds beauty, release, and freedom. Whenever overwhelm strikes, keeping it simple is a spiritual practice all on its own. It’s also a great way to get out of a rut.

The ordinary becomes extraordinary when you fully show up for it. Your presence is the “extra.”

5. Look for magic.

Look at the earth

as though it might be

magic.

Look at the earth like She’s keeping a lovely little secret in every leaf and blade of grass — even the pebbles, too. She is.

Look at the earth as though it might be magic. Look at the earth like She’s keeping a lovely little secret in every leaf and blade of grass — even the pebbles, too. She is. And when you slow down enough inside to appreciate what you find, life opens up to you.

. . .

Tell me:

Which of these poems is your favorite?

Tell me in the comments. I read every single one, and I’d love to know!

With love,

Jen

P.S. Want to celebrate your existence with poetry? Go visit my shop for prints of handwritten poems and other words of hope and heart.

Don’t take life for granted (because it’s kind of a miracle). Instead, go deeper into the miracle of being alive. Be here, now, fully and with purpose. Read these notes to inspire how you take your next breath and treat the next moment. When you shine your appreciation on what you love, the whole world as you see it will shine brighter.

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