Gratitude journal
three good things

Jun 8, 2019

A remarkable and moving day

Our group does not form until tomorrow, so we spent the morning checking in followed by an afternoon of service in the baths. Sometimes service in the baths is easy, sometimes difficult and so today I am so grateful to our chef, Francois, who was unbelievably kind, compassionate and competent. We had a number of wheelchair pilgrims, each one looked after superbly under Francois’ direction. Its not often you see someone so committed to their service, so compassionate and understanding that our four hours of service went almost without us noticing..

Grateful again to meet many of the people who were here last year, from Italy, Spain and France. There is a camaraderie here which transcends national boundaries and languages. Its indeed something very special.

I tagged on to the end of one of the longest Torchlight Processions I’ve ever seen, led by the OMV. As we stated I was joined by a few others from our group, and this turned out to be on of the most beautiful and remarkable processions ever. Thousands of candles raise in salutation. And afterwards, in the Brancs. So incredibly grateful for an amazing and moving start to the week.

A Gratitude Journal is just a simple way of
recording and appreciating the good things in life.

Research shows that keeping a gratitude journal leads to
higher levels of alertness, happiness and positive emotions as well as
a stronger immune system, lower blood pressure and better sleep.

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