During the worship service yesterday, we reminded ourselves of the importance to just stop and listen to the abundance of blessings around us. If you are like me (Rev. Gail) you rush, rush, rush! Go, go! Do, do! Rob Fennell suggests that we take this day to start doing the opposite. How about a few quiet minutes in the presence of the One who made you and loves you, and give thanks for that. Right now is a good time, just because it is now.
Stand tall, or sit tall, with both feet firmly planted on the ground.
Take a slow, warm breath in through your nose.
Breath slowly out through your mouth.
Repeat this, taking another slow, warm breath in and exhale slowly, then smile.
Close your eyes.
Recall that the presence and love of the Source of Life is all around you.
Raise your arms slowly to about shoulder height, palms facing upwards.
Give thanks to God for the beauty of the day, for the gift of creation, and for the wonderful sense of God's presence with you.
Breathe again, slowly in and out.
Lower your arms to your sides.
Breathe quietly for a few more minutes - don't rush away quite yet.
Enjoy this moment of being in the presence of the Holy One.