My companion Nancy sent me this note today: “I work in the sewing room at Hilo Medical Center…. A day or two ago one of the physical advisors came in and requesting that I join something extremely quick on a few wrist braces.

My scissors fell of the table….as I came to down to lift them up she said “A completely splendid tool…..scissors” and grinned.

It was an “aha” snapshot of sorts. After she exited the room, I took a gander at my scissors and was appreciative for them.

Who-da thought?”

April 22 our Center people group accumulated to praise the Earth, and as we drummed and sang and supplicated, it turned into about appreciation. I read a statement from the Catholic essayist Ernesto Cardenal from Abide in Love who watched: “Everything in nature has a trademark, God’s trademark: the stripes on a shell and the stripes on a zebra; the grain of the wood and the veins of the dry leaf; the markings on the dragonfly’s wings and the example of stars on a photographic plate; the puma’s jacket and the epidermal cells of the lily petal; the structure of particles and cosmic systems. All bear God’s fingerprints.”

We started to recognize designs: butterfly wings, bug catching networks, the sparkling of snow in the twilight, the rainbow impacts of oil on concrete, the swells of a drop of water, the quills on a hawks wing, the petal spins of blooms, the strings in the cover underneath us and the phone structure of our bodies.

I saw none of us shared “huge” things … what’s more, the expression ‘it’s the seemingly insignificant details that tally’ rung a bell. Also, there are gazillions of easily overlooked details making up the place you are sitting at the present time.

Quit perusing and check out you. Give yourself a chance to have an open peered toward appreciation reflection …

I am appreciative for my seat, the table I am sitting at, pens, paper, my PC, the printer, my camera, the telephone, and every one of the lines that assistance them work, my diary, my espresso mug, the table fabric, my warm fluffy shoes and robe. Every single one of these I can pursue further, observing considerably more things to be thankful for – like the power in my home and the reused pop jugs that are presently the wool robe I am wearing.

Our lives are made of little things…. Also, Gratitude – it’s the way to being cheerful.


Thankfully I recognize God in the points of interest of my life. This reminds me God is totally all over. There isn’t where God isn’t.

My life is made of seemingly insignificant details. I open my psyche to see them. I open my heart to value them. In my inner being, I see a snare of ‘seemingly insignificant details’ interfacing everything and everybody together. I am so appreciative to be a fundamental piece of this snare of Life. I am thankful to have the capacity to perceive my incentive in this web. As I perceive the easily overlooked details, I am respecting their motivation. As I see all these seemingly insignificant details as articulations of the Divine, I am regarding my motivation.