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Weekly Reflection for the Wounded Healer
By Carl L Middleton
Posted on 11/23/2020 5:42 PM

Weekly Reflection for the Wounded Healer

Week:  November 22-28, 2020

By Carl Middleton, DMin, ND, MDiv, MRE, MA Ethics

Theme: Thankfulness

Settle into a quiet inner space, take a few deep relaxing breaths, and then when you are ready, read the following reflection slowly.


Reflection: Today I’m glad to be alive. I’m thankful that I was born. I will celebrate my existence.  I have a purpose.  I am important.  I have a mission in this life, and I take daily steps to complete this mission. The experiences of today are here TODAY.  There are blessings surrounding me that are meant to be enjoyed NOW.  I give thanks for my life, and I know that all experiences have added to my growth and understanding. I acknowledge the promise of the future, anticipating only good; however today I center my attention on the present moment and look on my world.   I see much in the way of good and much for which to give thanks. 

I am important!  My ideas count, my feelings count, and I am needed! I will continually celebrate my existence.  This day I am thankful for me, my family, my friends and for all that life brings to me.
(Adapted from Daily Affirmations of Adult Children by Rokelle Lerner p. 206)


Thank you, O Holy One, for having created us and given us to each other in the human family. Thank you for being with us in all our joys and sorrows, for your comfort in our sadness for the number of people who have died from the Corona Virus, your companionship in our loneliness. Thank you for yesterday, today, tomorrow and for the whole of our lives. Thank you for friends, for health and for grace. May we live this and every day in thanksgiving!

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