Thankful

Wonderful things to remember at this special time year of Thanksgiving and Gratitude.

Na'ama Yehuda

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Thankful for the things

That could be taken for granted

And yet are not so, for too many:

Shelter, food, warm clothing,

Clean water

Safety.

Thankful for the blessings I may not even notice

And yet are never empty:

Clean air, a language others understand,

Having a place

Where I am welcome

A bed to tuck myself into and rise from,

Soft covers,

Floor, a ceiling, sturdy walls.

Thankful for the senses that I have

And do not fail me:

Sight (and insight)

Hearing (and the ability to listen)

Smell (and being able to sniff out what is not right)

Taste (in food, and things, and people)

To be touched in kindness

And to touch others

In reassurance,

In compassion.

Thankful for the love in my life

For health and the ability to tend to it,

For knowing that I have a place to call home …

My heart breaks to know so many don’t.

Thankful…

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What If ?

Mark of Endless Light and Love shares this powerful and compelling sentiment. At a time of great human turmoil in Europe and the heartbreaking image of a drowned Syrian 3-year-old, retreating glaciers, droughts, fires and global financial uncertainty, it’s important to remember all that we do have, and do what we can for others. May all beings be peaceful, happy and light in body and spirit.

Endless Light and Love

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I pray for that day, the day that everyone wakes up and has at least 1 full day of just being grateful for everything, I certainly think if we could have a ‘ I’m Grateful for Everything In My Life Day’ then we may just start to open our eyes to what we have in our lives instead of worrying about what we don’t have and what we think we need!

Food for thought my friends, food for thought!

Namaste with Love

Always

Mark

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Kevita!

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As as a vegan I have long wished for a non-dairy kefir, and now we have one, sweetened with stevia, non-GMO, organic, made with coconut water and much lower in calories than regular dairy kefir.  Visit the website to find a store near you. I checked, and I can find it in a number of stores within an easy walk from my office, and even in markets near my rural home. How cool is that? 

If you’d like to know why probiotics are so important to our health, I recommend this blog http://allergiesandyourgut.com/2014/11/18/prebiotics-probiotics/.

I bought a bottle today, and it’s very good. It’s slightly fizzy, refreshing, and has a light, fruity taste. The flavor I bought is Blueberry Cherry and does not contain coconut water, but does have organic apple cider vinegar, something I love. Although the bottle says it may contain traces of alcohol, it isn’t detectable to me, either in flavor or effect. This product isn’t cheap, costing me $3.49 plus tax at my Manhattan Whole Foods. It isn’t really kefir, but it has four strains of live probiotics.

If you try it, let me know what you think.

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Everyone Is Afraid To Do What They Love

What has kept you from doing something in life that enlivens you? Are you dissatisfied with playing it safe? Read on for ideas on how to expand your viable options:

The Truth You Always Knew

Throughout the last few years, as I’ve been contemplating what to do with my life, I’ve realized that everyone is afraid to do what they love. How do I know? Too many people work 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, doing something that they don’t love to do.

Why? I think it’s because somewhere down their paths, they were too afraid. I think a lot of it comes from being scared of failure, being embarrassed or being made fun of. People don’t go for their goals because of what people might say or think.

I’ve been down this line of thought many times, and I’ve realized that beneath it all, the one thing we ALL are, is afraid. It’s our one and only major limitation to do anything. It’s the fundamental thing that keeps us all from where we want to be, from striving to be great.

We…

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