Sharing with others daily words, thoughts and meditations that bring myself hope and renewal during my own daily battles and frustrations with COPD/Asthma.  Sharing, because as we all know – without that horizon of hope, our daily renewal of faith and fight can dim in a hurry.

Take, read, meditate and hopefully find some of the same hope in your day as I have within mine…..

The Word – “Happiness doesn’t always come from a pursuit. Sometimes it comes when we least expect it.” – Dalai Lama

The Thought – What makes you happy?  What are the little things that in an instant can light up your world, put a smile on your face and a glitter of happy in your eyes?

For those of us who fight a sometimes daily or even hourly battle with a disability or chronic illness, sometimes it is very hard to find happiness in our day or even in the hour.

If we look at what the Great Spirits have surrounded us with on this round ball called earth, we can surely find at the minimum several things that will put a smile on our face, a glitter of happy in the eye and a flow of peace within our veins.

I know from my own experiences, that sometimes, finding even the slightest happiness can be a struggle when you are fighting the variety of attitude, emotional and physical challenges that go with battling a chronic illness or disability.

What is important is for us to have our minds open enough that in those times when pursuing happiness is not possible, that we still see and grasp the little things that the Greart Spirits may blow our direction to bring a glitter of happy to our day or even hour.

I find picking up granddaughters after school can provide an instant and many times, a big bubble of unexpected happiness popping all over me with something they may say, do or act.

Here in our ‘Living Today’ postings you will find consistency in our references to finding the bits of happiness around us, thanks to the blessings of the Great Spirits and this wonderful round sphere we survive on called earth.

So while we may get so busy traveling our own path of life by battling our disability or chronic illness, may we never be so busy that at a time we least expect it – that a touch of happiness may find us to give a pinch of hope, faith, love and grace within those battles.

The Meditation/Prayer – Oh Great Spirits, we will always be thanking you for the wonders you surround us with on this little sphere of life we call earth.  At times we get so busy in our own travels of life and our own battles with a disability and chronic illness, that we forget to watch and listen to catch and hear those daily bits of happiness that life throws our way.  Those are the times we, in our meditations/prayers, look to you, Great Spirit, for the guidance and insights needed so that we become unable to miss those unexpected bubbles of happiness thrown our way.  For if we can find those constant bubbles of happiness than we can find the truth of happiness which is brought by hope, faith, love and grace.

And we all say Hallelujah, Amen.

(Copyright@2017, CrossDove Writer)

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