Day One: God

Sat Dec 31

"The everlasting I AM is not bounded nor compressed within the narrow limits of physical humanity, nor can He be understood aright through mortal concepts." SH 256:13-16

 Through the aeons of existence the question "what is God?" have been trying and trying to find its tangible answer.  And the reply echos from breath to breath:"I AM THAT I AM"...

Day Thirteen: Father-Mother

Fri Dec 30

"I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God." Is 44:6
Father-Mother God, the All-n-All that fills all space is the only reality.
I am grateful for Father-Mother!

Day Twelve: The Kingdom

Thurs Dec 29

"Behold, the kingdom of God is within you." Luk 17:21
Sometimes is hard to believe that we contain God's kingdom. We hope that may be this author, this other book, or this article, or may be this teacher, will give us the answer.
But all the answers are within.
I am grateful for the kingdom.

Day Eleven: Knowing

Wed Dec 28

"And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest." Heb 8:11
The knowing of Love, God, is within each and everyone of us. We just need to humbly accept that God have built this knowing in us, no matter who we are and what our story or history is...
I am grateful for knowing!

Day Ten: Offspring

Tues Dec 27

"I will pour my spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring" Is 44:3
How refreshing to know our true origin!
I realize that I don't need to claim God, God eternally claims me.
I am grateful to be His offspring!

Day Nine: Identity

Mon Dec 26
"The one Spirit includes all identities." SH 333:30
The brotherhood and sisterhood of all mankind declares the Truth: There is only one Mind, one Spirit.
God, Love, owns each and every identity!

Day Eight: Peace

Sun Dec 25
"Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." Jonh 14:26
It is Christmas. The day is asking some of my "Martha", but I feel grateful to withdraw into my "Mary" for more than half of the day. That's good. 
I am at peace!

Day Seven: The Christ

Sat Dec 24

"Christ, as the spiritual or true idea of God, comes now as of old, preaching the gospel to the poor, healing the sick, and casting out evils. Is it error which is restoring an essential element of Christianity, — namely, apostolic, divine healing? No; it is the Science of Christianity which is restoring it, and is the light shining in darkness, which the darkness comprehends not."
SH 347:14
It is the day that the Christ consciousness is acknowledged and welcomed.
I am grateful for glimpses of Christ.

Day Six: Goodness

 Fri Dec 23

"A pure affection takes form in goodness." SH 147:24
Today, I am taking "goodness" as a new learning. Something to look and experience at much deeper level.
A goodness that comes from the heart. A deep salutation of the Christ that knows no "other"...

Day Five: The Promise

Thurs Dec 22

"I will extol thee, O Lord; for thou hast lifted me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me.
O Lord my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me."
Ps 30:1,2
Christian Science heals and will heal for ever. It is the promise, it is the Law!
I am grateful for the promise.

Day Four: The Dove

Wed Dec 21
"Dove. A symbol of divine Science; purity and peace; hope and faith."
SH 584:26
Divine Science evangelizes exciting news: "You are free for ever and ever!"
I am grateful for the dove!

Day Three: The Comforter

Tues Dec 20

 "And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;" John 14:15
Christian Science is giving us the understanding of God's promise: Everlasting Love, eternal care and comfort.
I am grateful for Mary Baker Eddy's selflessness to receive this revelation.
I am grateful for the Comforter.

Day Two: Leaning

Mon Dec 19

"To those leaning on the sustaining Infinite, TODAY is big with blessings." SH:vii:1
Today, the day is demanding on me. But I have to keep going... I need to take a breath and do what I need to do.
The only way, is to surrender and lean to the power that can sustain me 100%.
Leaning on God feels good!

Day One, again: Vision

Sun Dec 18

"Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice: and let men say among the nations, The Lord reigneth." I Chron 16:34
Even if we can't see the Truth sometimes, "The Lord reigneth".
Truth, finds Her way out, through our heart.
And then, we gain our true vision again. A way to see as never before...
A way to Love, a way to Spirit...
I am grateful for Truth!

Day Foorteen: Stillness and Flexibility

Sat Dec 17

"The trees of the Lord are full of sap; the cedars of Lebanon, which he hath planted" Ps 104:16
Trees are gracefully teach us stillness and at the same time flexibility. They gracefully "wait on the Lord". 
I am grateful to learn stillness. I am grateful to learn flexibility. I wait on the Lord.

Day Thirteen: The Fowls

Fri Dec 16
"The fowls, which fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven, correspond to aspirations soaring beyond and above corporeality to the understanding of the incorporeal and divine Principle, Love." SH 511:28

The earth wants to convince me that it is hard, it's not working, I am stuck...
But the birds tweet a new song everyday, and teach me to fly above all this.
I am grateful for the fowls.

Day Twelve: The apostles

Thurs Dec 15

"The floral apostles are hieroglyphs of Deity."SH 240
The floral apostles are so beautiful, so magnificent, yet so humble.
I love to learn from them how to be so humble...
I am grateful for all God's flowers!

Day Eleven: His Throne

Wed Dec 14

  "He holdeth back the face of his throne, and spreadeth his cloud upon it."
Job 26
Problems, suggestions, arguments? When those arise, do we go to the phone, (talking and complaining about it) or to the throne?
Even on a cloudy day, God's Love is there for each and everyone.
I am grateful for the throne.

Day Ten: Heavens

Tues Dec 13

"By his spirit he hath garnished the heavens; "Job 26:13
The heavens declare God's majesty. When I think about it, I realize how silly human doubt appears to be.
I am grateful for God's majesty.

Day Nine: Glory

Mon Dec 12

"Sing unto the Lord, all the earth; shew forth from day to day his salvation. Declare his glory among the heathen; his marvellous works among all nations."   I Chron 16:23
The way to salvation is gratitude. I am grateful for gratitude.

Day Eight: Trustworthiness

Sun Dec 11

"Self-forgetfulness, purity, and affection are constant prayers. Practice not profession, understanding not belief, gain the ear and right hand of omnipotence and they assuredly call down infinite blessings. Trustworthiness is the foundation of enlightened faith." SH 15:26-31
Today I am praying for trustworthiness. My confidence is with God!

Day Seven: The Tower

Sat. Dec 10

"Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.  I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever". Ps 61
Every word and every thought of prayer gives me that deep sense of comfort and security.
I am grateful for the tower of Truth.

Day Six: The Armor

Friday, Dec 9

This Week's lesson is asking me to be a knight of Love.
"Father, make me Love known, Love recognized, Love identified...That's all I want!"
I am grateful for God's armor.

Day Five: The journey

Thurs Dec 9

This gratitude / no complaint opportunity, is a beautiful journey!
Yes, there are ups and downs, some obstacles here and there, but it is all about the journey.
I am going to go up!
"Step by step will those who trust Him find that "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble." SH 444:10
I am grateful for the journey!

Day Four: The Preserver

Wed Dec 7

Since my husband quit his full time job for a part time one and he is slowly moving into practice, a lot of questions arise, and my thought jumps into worries once in a while, but this week's lesson is a great reminder!
There is a law of promise in my heart, the promise of perpetual loving care.
My God is my Preserver.
I am grateful for the perpetual care!
I am grateful for the perpetual Love!

Day Three: Burden

Tuesday Dec 6

"Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee" Ps 55:22
This Golden text has been written for me!
Every time my thought goes to that "I am overwhelmed" place, the Bible lesson kicks in saying, "oh, it is OK, one step at a time, things will work out, they have always worked out, remember WHO is in charge..."
I am grateful for the Bible lesson.

Day Two: Forgiveness

Monday, Dec 5

I have been having some trouble with my thoughts in and out yesterday, some fear, some anger, and something in between. What happened on Saturday troubled me.
When I ask Mark to help me, he said "you need to work with Forgiveness"...
So today, I am focusing on forgiveness.
As I am contemplating forgiveness, I understand it as letting go of self, quit separation, abandon position, ignore reasoning, allow oneness in thought.
My forgiveness, becomes appreciation for the opportunity to salute an opponent in my consciousness and feel at peace.
I am grateful for that peace.

Day One: Higher Views

Sun Dec 4

 I am down the ladder again!
When my first appointment didn't show up, I was determined not to complaint...
And I didn't.
But when this other guy came in and started bulling me,
I went  %8#/:*)&@$!&#* in my head... Yes, I mumbled a bunch of complaints!
I felt threatened and uncomfortable, but I tried to get over it.
Before going to bed, I prayed and I wrote more gratitude in my journal.
Nevertheless, I woke up during the night full of fear and wanting to resign the project.
After a couple of hours of agony, I had to pray again. What clearly came to me, was to go up higher.
My prayer said, it wasn't about the story. My story. It was about GOD.
I dropped my problem right then, and I contemplated how big my God is.
The higher views gave me a sense of peace that put me back to sleep.
I am grateful for the higher views!

Day Six: Sufficiency

Saturday Dec 3rd

I am focusing to know that there is sufficiency of all good in my life and not agonize about the how's of the future.
The Bible lesson this week talks about Jesus' miracle with the loaves and fishes, -one of my favorite stories. And of course, he thanked God, BEFORE the actual manifestation of supply. Not even that, there were leftovers too!
"Creation is ever appearing, and must ever continue to appear from the nature of its inexhaustible source".SH 507:28-6
I am grateful for having sufficiency in all things!

Day Five: God Smiles...

Friday Dec 2

My day feels full of prayer and watchfulness. I feel a change.
I had to stop during the day a couple of times and think what I am grateful for.
I caught myself feeling content for no reason...
I still need to focus on humility. My heart thirsts for the gifts that come out of it.
Humility's impact, makes my God smile!
I am grateful!

Day Four: Humility

Thurs Dec 1st

I have learned a good lesson yesterday, and I feel I need to bring my focus on humility.
When I think "humility", a thought of gentleness comes to mind, acceptance, willingness, meekness, simplicity, selflessness.
The "being at ease" rises, and Christ takes over...
I have a lot to learn, I am grateful for learning.

Day Three: In Awe!

Tuesday, Nov 29

" Bless the Lord, O my soul. O Lord my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty. Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain: Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the clouds his chariot..."
Last night I slept with an overwhelming sense of gratitude. I am in Awe!.
Today, I am carrying on...
Our God is so good!

Day Three: Suggestion

Tuesday, Nov 29

A number of suggestions tempted me to lose my peace yesterday. But I am happy to say, "No thanks!"
If I know well enough that I am not "Rex" ready for his next delicious treat,
I also know that I am not a mere slave to sense, struggling to overcome the tempting buffet.
By the power of Christ, I can say "No thanks!"

I am on a "MANNA" diet!
I am grateful for Christ Truth!

Day Two: Beginnings

Monday, Nov 28

A new day, a new promise. My faith and hope for new fresh beginnings is small, but ALIVE.
The Bible lesson always helps:"For thus saith the Lord that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the Lord; and there is none else." Is 45:18
I can't argue with God, I am going to take His word and keep going...
I am grateful for faith and hope.

Day One: Resistance

Sunday, Nov 27

I start all over again.
Yesterday, was not an easy day. Many temptations. And the thought tended to wind in the wrong direction. When everything seems going wrong, Maryl calls it "resistance". I am always having hard time wrapping the resistance concept around my head . Resistance of what?...
But often, I have glimpses of light that make me understand the mechanism of expansion. I guess I am expanding, and I need to make peace with myself.
I am grateful that I am expanding, I am grateful that I am unstoppable!

Day Nine: Heaven or Hell?


Saturday, Nov 26

Going for shopping after Thanksgiving is not something I do-I usually work that day-, but I needed to get something for my mom, and I am sorry to say, I had that sense of hell and chaos when I walked into the store. I felt very disturbed  and I couldn't wait to go home, even if I bought nothing.
And it ALMOST got me into the complaining thought, I ALMOST lost it...

A cup of tea and my knitting project brought me back to "Heaven", oh thank goodness I am home!
A few moments with my journal about the sense of a lie, and how that is translated in my experience was very helpful.
I guess I am grateful to know that I don't need "great deals" to be satisfied. 
I am grateful I had some moments of "girls sharing" with my daughter.

Day Eight: Gratitude

Friday, Nov 25
One more day spending with family, today is a glorious day!
I had some time for myself, and I spend some good time with Natalia. I am so grateful to be able to have one more day at home!

Day Seven: Abundance

Thursday Nov 24
Thanksgiving day is my favorite day of the year!
We are so grateful to God for all His provision, Love, protection, healing, teachings and abundance of good!
I am grateful for Soul, Mind, Life, the All n' All presence, and everyone and each one of you and our association! 
It is nice to have such a family!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Day Seven: Praise

Wednesday, Nov 23
Today is the day of rest and mild chores. I am determined to focus on the spirit of the coming Holiday.
"O come, let us sing unto the Lord:
Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.
Sing joyful songs to the Lord! ...Come to worship him with thankful hearts and songs of praise."     

I am grateful for the gift of Praise!                      

Day Six: Leaning on the Rock

Tuesday Nov 22
I took a couple of days off this week, and I am wearing the "I am busy" hat, wanting to do everything I can't do  when I am at the office.
Another words, WORK!
Yes, it doesn't sound like a day off, but I feel glad that I break the routine with something different, cooking and serving my family feels good.
Yet, I am dealing with a physical challenge, and I catch myself having moments of mental grumpiness, like "I am in pain and I am on my feet" kind of thing...
I had a moment feeling that heavy sense of fatigue and a fear thought that I am wearing out...
So, I had to withdraw myself in the books and search for some spiritual support, that sense of leaning on a strength that's beyond me.
"To those leaning on the sustaining Infinite, today is big with blessings!"
Leaning on Truth is so relieving! I am grateful for my books, I am grateful for Truth!

Day Five: Redemption

Monday, Nov 21

Cousin Joe is coming to visit from Rhode Island and I am cleaning and preparing the house for Thanksgiving. I am exited for the preparations of the Holiday!
My cat Prince decided to have diarrhea, and all though he used the litter, he traced his dirty job all around the house: the floor, the carpet, my bed...
I freaked out!
Did I complaint? YES, for crying out loud!!!
I had to vacuum, mop, treat the carpet, change bedding and chase the scared to death Prince, all around the house with a wet towel to clean him. He probably thought "what is with this mad lady?"
(I think he complained too!)
I went to bed after 1.30 a.m. mumbling about my aching body... 
Pure ANIMAL magnetism or what?

I guess I am grateful I have a bed!
And I was soooo into the Gratitude mode...
I hate to start over again!(Complain!)
Unless Maryl will give me a redemption ticket. PLEASE!....

Day Four: Reflection

Sunday Nov 20 

"If God, who is Life, were parted for a moment from His reflection, man, during that moment there would be no divinity reflected." SH 306:10

God is grateful for all His work is good. I am grateful by reflection!

Day Three:Body

Saturday Nov 19

"Immortality, exempt from age or decay, has a glory of its own, — the radiance of Soul. Immortal men and women are models of spiritual sense, drawn by perfect Mind and reflecting those higher conceptions of loveliness which transcend all material sense." SH 247:13
After a day of hard work my body tries to convince me that it has mind of its own. It seems that it cares less for my gratitude commitment. But SOUL is alert!
I am grateful for Soul!

Day Two: Soul

Friday, Nov 18

I read in the Bible lesson: "Life is the law of Soul, even the law of the spirit of Truth, and Soul is never without its representative. Man's individual being can no more die nor disappear in unconsciousness than can Soul, for both are immortal."
Soul, is calling me moment by moment asking my yielding. I have these moments, that I "feel" the call, and when I do, it feels that I am made out of gratitude. When I forget or I ignore the call, I miss the beautiful view, the AWE of being.

I am grateful for these moments of Soul, those intimate whispers of God's presence.

Day One again: Discipline

Thursday, Nov 17

Today, a whole thunderstorm came along to my experience.
First, an arrogant customer who wanted to play the bargain game. I felt bullied and intimidated. Although I held myself on talking to others about it, I couldn't help it wanting to play it in my thought. I really had to discipline my thought to not go there. And it wasn't complaint exactly, but self justification-complaint's first cousin...

Then, my daughter called: "Mom, I just had a car accident, but I am OK, the car isn't, it was not my fault though!...". 
Now how you deal with this, in a non-complaint period?"Honey, I am in a mental diet right now, I can't take this!?"
Time for more prayer. On the way to the accident spot, I was trying to gather any thought I could about God and His Mother presence, where I was not. Then everything got taking care of, Natalia is fine, and everybody is safe.
So, I am grateful that Natalia is safe, I am grateful that my gratitude muscle is getting stronger and my complaint muscle is about to die...

Day Six: Trust

Today, I had a big presentation at work, and I was barely ready for it. I have been very busy last week, and truly I didn't have time to prepare. The day before, I started getting really nervous. The project was complicated and I had no time to come up with some ideas. And the appointment could not be canceled, for my clients have made a special arrangement to come...
It was time for extra prayer. " I just have to come out of the way" I thought, God is the Soul that comes up with all ideas. I need to trust, that somehow things are going to work out.
This morning, I woke up earlier, and I went through the lesson. Then I took some quiet time to think how big my God is. Then, I went one hour early at work, and I started putting things together. Work that usually would take me many hours, -some times even days- was completed in a couple of hours. I even had time to work with somebody else prior to my meeting!
The meeting came smoothly and everything worked out in a great way. My clients left very happy!

I am grateful to know how big my God is! I am grateful for the trust that He has put into my heart!

Day Five: Acceptance

First thing in the morning, I spilled the coffee... A whole mess! The good thing is that I didn't react... I didn't complain! I had to change clothes and clean the floor, the kitchen cabinets, the counter top...
Yeah! The gratitude attitude worked! It was my "cleaning" prayer first thing in the morning.
I am grateful for the opportunity to accept what it is...

Day Four: Serenity

No match to say. I am grateful for a productive day and the serenity that comes after a little prayer takes place: Thank you God, it's all your work!

Day Three: Prayer

Today, it is a day of rest, I need to overview the week with all the "wins" and the little things I need to change. It is a day of prayer. I feel this extra need for prayer. And I feel I need to begin with gratitude...
I am grateful for this day of rest and all the "must do's" in a relaxed way. I am grateful for the extra prayer time, the laughter, the consciousness of "HOME".