Today’s message can be found in so many places. We have so much for which to be grateful in this world, but we don’t need to know where to look, we just need to know how to look.

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
~Abraham Lincoln

The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light.
~Matthew 6:22

Everything’s Amazing, Nobody’s Happy
~Louis CK

Basic Buttermilk Waffles
~Alton Brown

I wish I could have embedded the Louis CK video, but it is well worth the click over and the few minutes it takes to watch it.

My wife loved it so much that she suggested that we add Louis CK to our marriage, and I agreed. I think it would be a good union because we could still use the monogrammed towels we got as wedding presents in our imaginations. Louis CK’s last name(?) is the same as our first initials.

From now on (or until season nine of American Idol), katydidnot and I will be known as Mrs. & Mrs. CK LambertDesai.

“We *heart* Cheri & Kate!”

If, after reading the words of Abraham Lincoln, pondering the message from Jesus, watching Louis CK, and eating buttermilk waffles, you’re still struggling to find a reason to be happy today, then I recommend adding bacon to the waffles next time to ensure that you have the spiritual awakening that I had today or, if it wasn’t the bacon, then I’m high on maple syrup, but either way, WOW!!!.

Gratitude Meditation:I am open to experiencing the healing balm of gratitude.
I struggle when, in my pain, I cannot see what I could be grateful for.
I am grateful for the love that is within me even if I can’t feel it.
I am grateful for the chance to begin again.
I am grateful that a limited painful experience is not who I truly am.
I want to find the spark of light that gratitude will reveal.
I am grateful for every moment.
I am willing to experience gratitude; it is the doorway to peace.
I am open to finding the doorway.

(Pictures for this spiritual message were jacked from Google Images.)

40 comments on “Sunday Message”

  1. I am grateful too for so VERY many things, but recently, I’m most grateful to know who I am, who I really am. And I like me!

    I’m grateful for you!

  2. Oh, Cheri! This is so lovely. And so true. I loved that meditation!!

    Thanks so much for sharing all these.

    I’m grateful for FB putting your blog entry right up there. Like a little present to unwrap…

  3. somewhere in Philipians 4 it says to be grateful in everything and give God praise. It makes for a happier life! What a great message! And I saw Louis CK the night that aired. It was GREAT! I remembered his words on my recent trip while I was waiting in an airplane that was delayed. =0)

  4. That video of CK is AWESOME! He’s absolutely right, and so are you, and so is Kate, and I heart Mrs. and Mrs. CK Lambert-Desai – because the two of you together clearly have the smarts and compassion to change the world! (Plus you make me laugh, and I like to laugh.)

    If the “Gratitude Meditation” comes from you Cheri, it’s beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

  5. I promise I’m grateful for so many, many components of my life and for so many people I adore and you don’t have to cook bacon for me…wait, were you offering to MAKE the waffles and bacon?

    You only eat real maple syrup, right?

  6. …or as Woody Allen put it, so very succinctly:

    “To love is to suffer. To avoid suffering, one must not love. But then, one suffers from not loving. Therefore, to love is to suffer; not to love is to suffer; to suffer is to suffer. To be happy is to love. To be happy, then, is to suffer, but suffering makes one unhappy. Therefore, to be happy, one must love or love to suffer or suffer from too much happiness.”

  7. I have loved that video since the first moment I saw it and I can watch it over and over again. And again.

    Next time I see you, I will perform it for you because I know it by heart and am the master of comedy. (No I’m not.) (Yes I am) (Oh fine. No I’m not.)

  8. I am grateful, even when my words say otherwise.

    Hope you’re feeling better!

    By the way, you’ll be sharing Louis with me. Why the heck not? I’m already sharing Craig Ferguson with half my blogger wives.

    Sigh.

    I’m grateful today for having a head filled with characters to play with each day. (Don’t ask. You’re better off not knowing.)

    Da Goddess
    dagoddess.com

  9. I’m just curious as to why your wife didn’t flame you for worshipping bacon, because she did me and we’re not married.

    But in the end, I am grateful for all kinds of things. (I love the Louis CK bit, too)

    be well*

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