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Gratitude

It’s very easy to get overwhelmed by the things that aren’t right in life. The small setbacks can loom out of all proportion sometimes, while bigger challenges can entirely take over. It’s all too easy to get a ‘doom and gloom’ mentality.

There is always something to be glad about, and thankful for.

However awful, miserable, demoralising and frightening life is, it is essential to look for those little lights, those moments of value and joy that are scattered through even the worst days. The smile on a face of a stranger. A kind word from a loved one. A thing made, mended or tidied up. The small victories are worth so much. On the worst days, there might still be moments when the sun literally breaks through the clouds, a bird sings. Just having survived is a thing to celebrate. There will be another day, and where there is life, there is hope. 

These crumbs of goodness, these glimpses of hope and joy can be enough to stop your soul from starving when times are painful. I lived for the small things, for quite some years, built my sense of self and happiness around the slightest details. It’s come as quite a surprise to find there’s a lot more in life to enjoy and feel hopeful about. But those small things sustained me when I might otherwise have felt myself entirely lost in the dark. There were sunsets, the things I was able to make and mend, the times I gave my child a reason to smile. There was music, one of the greatest blessings I have ever known, and friends who were kind even though they did not know the half of it.

Perhaps today has been a good day for you. Perhaps it was like all the others, or notably bad. But there will have been something that was sweet, good, or worthwhile. Hang on to those details. Treasure them, celebrate them. Some days the small things are the only things we have. And often, it’s not in the huge triumphs and wild excesses that we find satisfaction anyway.

39 Days of Prayer – Day 39

Day 39 – Gratitude

I inhale and receive your love

I exhale and share it with the world.

Goddess/God/Spirit

I thank you for walking with me on my life path

Thank you for guiding the evolution of my mind,

for opening my heart and spirit to receive.

Thank you for transforming me so that I may live a positive existence

and influence all I come in contact with.

May I always serve your divine will.

Blessed be.

39 Days of Prayer – Day 34

Day 34 – Dedication


Thank you Goddess/God/Spirit

For teaching me consideration,

Gratitude, forgiveness,

And compassion.

I will share these lessons with the world.

Blessed be.

39 Days of Prayer – Day 31

Day 31 – Aligning the Self with Spirit


Today Goddess/God/Spirit

I will follow your divine example.

I will practice my faith with patience,

I will show myself love and nurturing.

I will be gentle with others,

I will work to heal the land.

From this day, Goddess/God/Spirit

I will be a mirror, a reflection of your light.

Blessed be.



39 Days of Prayer – Day 21

Day 21 – Gratitude

Lord and Lady,

Thank you for the love in my life

Thank you for the calm of my spirit, and for teaching me to trust myself.

You shower me with blessings every moment of every day

and I give thanks that I am able to recognize these gifts in all their forms,

and that I am able to honor others with the generosity  and love you have shown me.

Blessed be.

39 Days of Prayer – Day 18

Day 18 – For Humanity


I pray for those in need, Goddess

May your powerful essence flow across the earth

Healing those who cannot heal themselves

Strengthening those who cannot rise on their own

And giving voice to those who suffer in silence.

May we come to know your divine compassion through the actions of others

Bless your chosen with the will and tools to inspire change

And may your love keep us safe from harm.

Thank you Goddess.

Blessed Be.

39 Days of Prayer – Day 9

Day 9 – A Simple Gratitude Prayer

Mother of the Moon and Sea

Father of the Sun and Forests

Thank you for your love, protection, and compassion.

May your presence be felt in my life this day.