Sunday, May 19, 2013

365 Inspirations—139: Feeling Blessed

Our view of Puget Sound this evening
“Gratitude bestows reverence.....changing forever how we experience life and the world.”—John Milton 

My husband and I often house sit down on Puget Sound for 4 lovely cats. We feel lucky to spend time with them and blessed to be in this place. Tonight we ate dinner in the dining room and this was our view. I made a tossed salad and baked a fish and we ate very slowly staring off in the distance at all the ships passing by as the sun slowly set. We cleaned up the dishes and went for a lovely stroll around the neighborhood.

Last night my husband took me to a concert in Seattle. He took me to see Snatnam Kaur. It was an Indian kirtan-style concert. Snatnam's voice is so beautiful and the tabla and guitar player were out of this world. You could not help but feel blessed just hearing the sounds.

At Snatnam Kaur Concert

I think every single moment of our lives is so important and I'm trying to remember to stop and feel appreciation for the wonderful things that are already in my life.

It's easy, in the hustle and bustle of life, to forget to really to be fully present to what is right in front of us.

There's always something more that we are waiting for.

I'm a firm believer in the fact that if you make this moment an important one and make it count, all the other moments will follow suit and that will become your life. Make this moment really good!

Did you make your moments count today? Are you making them count right now?


  1. Hi Katherine ! have been following your blog for years. Have read your book and enjoyed it thoroughly ! Keep up the good work

    Was surprised to see the post on Snatnam Kaur. Kaur follows Sikhism , a religion and way of life propounded by great gurus like Guru Nank and Guru Gobind Singh. This religion is unique as it blends the best of Hinduism and Islam and emphasises discipline, practice and prayer .

    I recently visited the holy seat of Sikhism in Amritsar . Harmandir Sahib is the name of the Gurudwara . We witnessed the early morning service (prabhat ) at 4.00 am. It was a soul stirring experience. Snatnam Sings bhajans and Shabads from this stream of worship . Her accompanying percussion instrument is "Tabla" .

    Iam an Hindu but still found the Gurudwara and the Service soul stirring. Iam so happy to note that you enjoyed this music through Snatnam.
    Take care

  2. Thanks Geetha for your lovely comment! Yes, I found the music to definitely be soul stirring too! Thanks for your lovely words about my book and blog. Your comment is the reason I keep's this shared love I feel! I hope to visit Amritsar someday and experience that too. Blessing to you and take care, Katherine