During one of my recent morning contemplation, my thoughts turned to how consumed, I am with the morning, afternoon, and evening news. A first for me, the non-stop divisiveness, turmoil, stress, and anger that permeate today’s climate has seeped through my pores and entered my psyche. I realized for my sense of well-being, I had to find a way to untangle from the onslaught of political rhetoric. I could try to ignore it by tuning out. But it’s not that easy to do. It lingers in the air like a darkened sky ready to burst wide open, if it hasn’t already. With a deep sigh, I turned to the page of the day in my Science of Mind magazine and read the following:

“I am thankful for all the miracles, seen and unseen that bring me back into alignment with my true nature. I am thankful for so many opportunities to learn to love myself so I could learn to love others.

I am thankful for the outstanding beauty of nature that makes me appreciate life. I am thankful for the wisdom to make right choices for my good. I am thankful for the vigor and health of my body that allows me to experience such a joyful, active life. I am thankful for the sunrises and sunsets, for the vastness of the ocean and the beauty of its many moods and colors. I am thankful for the clothes on my back, food on the table, and the roof over my head.

I am thankful for the quiet moments of self-reflection, for the peace in my heart when I realize how much I am loved. I am thankful for the people and books that inspire me, for the roses that smell heavenly, for the kindred spirits that understand me and support me on my life’s journey.

I am thankful for the way my vibration is lifted when I speak or think of my blessings, and mostly, I am thankful for the fact that more blessings come to me when I appreciate the ones I have.”

Today I have decided to set my mind in the right direction and start each day with a grateful heart.