By The FIRM Master Instructor Marguerite O’Brien
While I try to be mindful of the blessings in my life and give thanks on a daily basis, there are times when I am humbled by life’s circumstances and my gratefulness is magnified. I’ve had several experiences recently that I wanted to share with you, in hopes that they will inspire you to take a moment to be present to what is going on around you and give silent thanks for every blessing.
I know exactly what my grandmother would say. With all the sturm-und-drang about swine flu vaccinations, she would scoff and mutter, “What they need is a good mustard poultice.”
A mustard poultice could cure anything — from “women’s problems” to a stuffy nose.
Funnily enough, although I have the biggest sweet tooth among anyone I know, I’m not a huge fan of chocolate. But, I’m happy on behalf of the many chocoholics in my life (hi, mom!) every time I read more news on how chocolate is good for you.