“A Good Day”….begin by opening your eyes and be surprised…

by susiesheartpathblog on December 17, 2011

♥ DAILY LOVE TIP – Saturday December 17, 2011

GREETINGS Most Lovely Ones,

Today I want to share with you a beautiful and inspirational video....which starts with some comments from a really sweet young girl.............and is then followed by narration of 'A Good Day' by Brother David Steindl-Rast with his resonant and evocative voice backed by relaxing music by Gary Malkin and breathtaking clips masterfully woven together by filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg......

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch♥v=nj2ofrX7jAk&w=640&h=360]

You think this is just another day in your life
It’s not just another day
It’s the one day that is given to you - today
It is given to you
It’s a gift
It is the only gift that you have right now
And the only appropriate response is gratefulness.....

If you do nothing else but to cultivate that response to the great gift that this unique day is
If you learn to respond as if it were the first day in your life and the very last day then you will have spent this day very well......
Begin by opening your eyes and be surprised that you have eyes you can open
That incredible array of colours that are constantly offered to us for pure enjoyment

Look at the sky,.... we so rarely look at the sky..... so rarely note how different it is from moment to moment with clouds coming and going
We just think of the weather....even with the weather we don’t think of all the many nuances of weather
We just think of good weather and bad weather
This day right now, this unique weather maybe a kind that will never exactly in that form come again
Formation of clouds in the sky will never be the same as it is right now
Open your eyes... look at that

Look at the faces of people you meet
Each one has an incredible story behind their face
A story that you could never fully fathom
Not only their own story but the story of their ancestors
We all go back so far
And in this present moment on this day all the people you meet found that life
From generations from so many places all over the world
Flows together and greets you in like a life giving water if you only open your heart and drink

Open your heart to the incredible gifts that civilization gives to us
You flick a switch and there is electric light, you turn a faucet and there is warm water and cold water and drinkable water. A gift that millions and millions in the world may never experience
These are just a few of the enormous number of gifts to which we can open our heart
So I wish that you open your heart to all these blessings and let them flow through you
That everyone that you will meet on the street will be blessed by you
Just by your eyes, by your smile, by your touch, just by your presence
Let the gratefulness overflow into blessing all around you
And then it will really be a good day.

Question for you: what stands out most for you from this video♥ What is just one thing it  inspires you to do today♥

Imagining you opening your heart even wider to all the blessings around you...... May gratitude fill you and nourish you.....

with Gratefulness and LOVE, Susie.


"Make a conscious decision to look for what is right and pleasing in others. Create a new habit of complimenting those around you. Turn judgments into blessings." ~ Dr. Wayne W. Dyer.

 

 

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Comments

Hello dear ♥Anne,
How nice to have you ‘drop by’ and to ‘hear your voice’……It’s wonderful how when I need to have someone ‘visit’ you show up…..Great to hear that you will nurture yourself and look at the sky often and I imagine you welcoming and feeling blessed and delighted by the surprises…..LOVE ♥Susie.

Anne says:

Whoa, I really like this “Good Day” video~!! Inspiring; simple concepts that I so often take for granted. I will open my eyes and be surprised and look at the sky often~…:)

Hello ♥Folks,
I have just looked at this video again through a different link a friend sent on Facebook which shows the film maker Louie Schwartzberg (who is an award-winning cinematographer, director, and producer whose notable career spans more than three decades providing breathtaking imagery for feature films, television shows, documentaries and commercials) introducing the video as part of a TEDxSF presentation. His time lapse photography which features in the video is STUNNING…..in fact the whole thing is stunning and heart opening!…..
See – http://www.youtube.com/watch♥v=gXDMoiEkyuQ&feature=share
I have decided to nurture myself and watch this video every day for January…….
It does amaze and astound me that no-one has commented on the blog about this post at all!! I do start wondering whether anyone is out there at times♥♥……………. ♥Susie.

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