“A Good Day” by Brother David Steindl-Rast….begin by opening your eyes and be surprised…

♥ LOVE TIP – Saturday December 17, 2011

GREETINGS Most Lovely Ones,

Today I share a very beautiful and inspirational video which starts with some comments from a sweet young girl………….and is then followed by Brother ♡David Steindl-Rast’s narration of ‘A Good Day’ . 

His resonant and evocative voice is backed by relaxing music by ♡Gary Malkin and breathtaking clips are masterfully woven together by filmmaker ♡Louie Schwartzberg……Enjoy!

You think this is just
another day in your life? 

It’s not just another day;
it’s the one day that
is given to you…


It’s given to you. It’s a gift.

It’s the only gift that you
have right now, and the
one appropriate response
is gratefulness.

If you do nothing else but to
cultivate that response to the great
gift that this unique day is,

if you learn to respond
as if it were the first day
of your life,

and the very last day,

then you will have spent
this day very well.

Begin by opening your
eyes and be surprised that you
have eyes you can open,

that incredible array of colors

that is constantly offered to
us for pure enjoyment.

Look at the sky.

We so rarely look at the sky.
We so rarely note how different
it is from moment to
 with clouds coming

and going.

We just think of the weather, and
even of the weather we don’t think
of all the many nuances of weather.

We just think of good weather
and bad weather.

This day right now has
unique weather, maybe a
kind that will never exactly
in that form come again.

That formation of clouds in the sky will
never be the same that it is right now.

Open your eyes. Look at that.

Look at the faces 
of people whom you meet.

Each one has an incredible
behind their face, a story

that you could never fully fathom,
not only their own story,
but the story of their ancestors.

We all go back so far.

And in this present
on this day, all the

people you meet, all that life
from generations and from so
many places all over the world,
flows together and meets you
here like a life-giving
water, if you only open your
heart and drink.

Open your heart
to the incredible gifts that

civilization gives to us.

You flip a switch
and there is
electric light.

You turn a faucet and
there is warm water and cold water—
and drinkable water.

It’s a gift that millions and millions
in the world will never experience.

So these are just a few of
an enormous number
of gifts to which you can
open your heart.

And so I wish for you that
you would open your heart
to all these blessings and let
them flow through you,
that everyone whom you will meet
on this day will be blessed by you;
just by your eyes,

by your smile, by your touch—
just by your presence.

Let the gratefulness overflow
into blessing all around you,

and then it will really be
a good day.

Question for you: what stands out most for you from this video? What is just one thing it  inspires you to do today?

Imagining you opening your heart even wider to all the blessings around you…… May gratitude fill you and nourish you…..

with Gratefulness and LOVE, Susie.


“Make a conscious decision to look for what is right and pleasing in others. Create a new habit of complimenting those around you. Turn judgments into blessings.” ~ Dr. Wayne W. Dyer.

‘You can’t live a positive Life with a negative mind…….’

Change your thoughts and you’ll change your Life…

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My aim with Susies♥HeartpathBlog is to connect and relate to you from my heart, mind and soul while sharing information and resources about conscious relationships, communication and ♡LOVE and FULL exuberant ALIVENESS…. My intention is to provide a space where you can engage with me and with the community of those who are ‘walking’ the ♥HEART PATH of conscious relationships….. people who daily make choices and actions about becoming and being more ♡LOVE-ing…….people who care that their partners and families and friends and the wider community feel ♡LOVE-d and lovable… people who are curious about and respect and validate the reality of ‘the other’ and who choose to create and live in a Zero Negativity Zone [ZNZ zone].... I am committed to teaching and sharing practical user-friendly communication ★TOOLS and Skills and processes that lead to growth and deep healing, connection, ♡LOVE and intimacy. I am a keen net-worker and committed to connecting people to the abundance of resources that are available. I believe much of what we need is out there, yet people don’t often know the resources are there or if they do where to find them. Putting people in touch with opportunities and possibilities is a high priority for me….
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4 Responses to “A Good Day” by Brother David Steindl-Rast….begin by opening your eyes and be surprised…

  1. Hello ♡Folks,
    I have just looked at this video again through a different link a friend sent on Facebook which shows the film maker ♡Louie Schwartzberg (who is an award-winning cinematographer, director, and producer whose notable career spans more than three decades providing breathtaking imagery for feature films, television shows, documentaries and commercials) introducing the video as part of a TEDxSF presentation.
    His time lapse photography which features in the video is STUNNING…..in fact the whole thing is stunning and heart opening!…..♡
    See – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXDMoiEkyuQ&feature=share
    I have decided to nurture myself and watch this video every day through January. ♡Susie.


  2. Anne says:

    Whoa, I really like this “Good Day” video~!! Inspiring; simple concepts that I so often take for granted. I will open my eyes and be surprised and look at the sky often~…:)

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Hello dear ♥Anne,
    How nice to have you ‘drop by’ and to ‘hear your voice’……It’s wonderful how when I need to have someone ‘visit’ you show up…..Great to hear that you will nurture yourself and look at the sky often and I imagine you welcoming and feeling blessed and delighted by the surprises…..LOVE ♥Susie.


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