"If we expect someone or something outside ourselves to make us happy, we lose our power....One way to counteract the tendency to look outside ourselves for happiness is to practice No Matter What." M.J. Ryan, "Attitudes of Gratitude"
No matter what, I will not look to see how well everyone else is sucking it in at Pilates this morning. No matter what, I will feel in good caring hands when I go with my husband to his doctor appointment this afternoon. No matter what, I will put a full dose of loving into the preparation of dinner tonight. No matter what I will look upon this weekend's short trip as a source of relaxation and pleasure. Today I will live with peace in the present moment. No matter what.
Baruch ata adonai....I carry within me blooms of gratitude and peace. Amen