Blessings Abound

Hello, everyone. You haven’t heard from me in a while because in late November we had to admit my father into a nursing home and just three short weeks later the decision was made to bring in hospice services.  He has declined rapidly.  The triple threat of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and a nasty fall have taken…

Today, this day that is called the Sabbath in the faith I was brought up in, I thought I’d express my profound gratitude for those things which are beyond the ordinary. Have you ever known something before it happened?  Have you ever had an encounter with someone you loved after they passed?  Have you ever…

Continuing with the theme of gratitude….   I don’t know whether this counts as one of “life’s simple pleasures” or not.   It uses technology and it’s not free, but it is a pleasure, it’s comparatively inexpensive, and it’s a nice thing to do with one or more friends. I’m talking about movies.  I am grateful…

On this day in America, hordes of people descend upon thousands of stores across the country, wrapped up in a buying frenzy.  The good news is:  it appears the economy has recovered significantly.  But I confess I am sad that so many of us focus so much on buying, buying, buying – especially on the…

It’s interesting.  The one thing most of us have been taught to be thankful for is our food.  Many of us were raised to “say grace” before our meals.  However, in this affluent society in which we live, many of us have never had to worry about actual starvation.  And many of us have been…

This is Part III of A Week of Gratitude. If you were to choose one single thing or category of thing for which to be thankful, what would it be?  What would you miss most if you didn’t have it?  What would you miss most if you were on a desert island?  What would you…

The Navajo (more correctly called the Dineh, meaning “the people”) have a traditional prayer specifically associated with beauty.  It goes like this: As I walk, as I walk The universe is walking with me In beauty it walks before me In beauty it walks behind me In beauty it walks below me In beauty it…

Yesterday I was asked to speak on Gratitude.  And rather than spending time extolling the virtues of gratitude, I thought I would demonstrate it.  So I had someone time me for five minutes.  During those five minutes, I mentioned everything I could think of I was grateful for.  Someone was keeping count – in five…

So, I got word today that Dad will be admitted to a nursing home two days from now.  This is not news that anyone who loves her parent ever wants to hear.  Although with the money for his care rapidly disappearing, there are not too many alternatives – especially when he is as confused as…

La Luna.  La Bella Luna. Why does the Moon, especially the Full Moon, feel so magical? Photo credit: Anthony Lynch   I think it’s because the light is so gentle.  It’s a reflective light rather than a light generated within its own being.  It’s a more humble light.  It’s a sweet light.  It will never…

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Cynthia Greb

Cynthia is a grateful, creative, spiritual, healer who has her hands in many interesting pots. She loves writing, art, and photography. She is a spiritually inclined person with an eclectic set of beliefs which serves her well in her role as an interfaith minister (a title she is still uncomfortable with.) She believes her purpose is to help heal this planet - at both the micro- and macrocosmic levels. Writing this blog is just one way she hopes to inspire people to live good, healthy, joyous, loving lives.

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