GRATITUDE FOR OUR HUMANNESS

Are you grateful to be a human being? That may sound like an odd question since it seems to be our only option. But what I am really referring to is gratitude for our human messiness and imperfections. Some of us would perhaps prefer to be a perfect, limitless, robot.  Someone who is always efficient, effective and never makes an error.

STORIES HELP US CHANGE

I am reading Barbara Brown Taylor’s book “Leaving Church: A memoir of faith.” It is a great book about being human, struggling, growing, and accepting with gratitude the messiness of life. Some of the stories she tells remind me of this long and painful journey I have walking in learning to acknowledge and accept my human status.

BENEFITS OF HUMANNESS

Today’s podcast is about being grateful for our humanness and the benefits that come from this attitude. One is that we usually have more realistic expectations for ourselves and others. And, another benefit is greatly reduced stress and anxiety.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=450p7goxZqg

 

A great song by J. Legend celebrating our humanness including our “perfect imperfections.”

BB Taylor, “Leaving Church” on Amazon www.amazon.com

 

Sometimes being human is messy! But love will win out eventually

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