Monday Mindfulness ~ July 20, 2020

Today, I want to thank you. (Yes, you!)

I often feel a great deal of gratitude for this kind, respectful, and supportive online community, which all of you have helped create alongside me. Whether you’ve kindly followed Cathedral Grove by email, Facebook, or Twitter, left a thoughtful like or comment on a post, or even made a small donation towards cups of tea and biscuits to help fuel my creative urges, I want to tell you how very grateful I am for you and your continued support!

Where has all this come from, you might ask?

Well, recently, I wrote a bit about the importance of checking in with ourselves often, greeting our negative or difficult thoughts with gentle acceptance if we can, and practicing gratitude for the things, places, and people that bring us joy and comfort. (If you missed it, you can check it out here!)

The wave of positivity and kindness that rose up from the ripples made by that relatively short piece of writing was wonderful to witness. Truly, it has been such a pleasure to read all of your wonderful comments over this past weekend, as well as to see that the topic has inspired so many lovely interactions between readers over on other sites (…like Elle’s Unpopular Opinions, for instance – cheers, Elle!).  

I’m of course grateful for you all every day, but every now and then a certain special something will happen which really highlights the loveliness of this community and makes me want to sing your praises!

Just before I leave you with this week’s quote, I’d like to just remind you of a little thing I put together a few weeks back – a dedicated space for anyone and everyone to share and promote their creative work. Whether you have a blog, YouTube channel, podcast, Twitch stream, or maker’s shop, do stop by and leave a link to your work so that I and others can support what you do!

Mahatma Gandhi - Where There is Love, There is LifeToday’s Monday Mindfulness quote is from Mahatma Gandhi, a leader of India’s non-violent independence movement against British rule.   

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