Don Paglia | Marriage and Family Counseling. Constellations Workshops


“A trout is a moment of beauty known only to those who seek it.”

Arnold Gingrich

Years ago, I started a morning ritual where when I first wake up, and before I get out of bed, and prior to putting my feet on the floor, I remain in bed and place a shit-eating grin on my face. I beam a full-faced smile as I think about how gifted I am to have made it through the night and to have awakened into a brand new day! I am alive. I am here. I have this new day in which to live. I am a live and this is a miracle! It’s not a fake smile either. It is a heart-felt smile; one that has the physiological effect on my entire body that ripples into a wonderful and positive sensation. Not a bad way to start the day.

Too often we live day-to-day in a ho-hum existence. Even when something good occurs we take it as a “oh well, another miracle,” without really taking it in as the powerful force it truly is. It’s as if only we haven’t the vision to see it. The truth is, miracle abound. Beauty abounds often while remaining hidden from most do not know this is so, or if they do, how to look for it.  It is pretty easy to be miserable. This is simple. One can get on a bandwagon to let events of our day flood our head with one misery after another. But to be happy takes some discipline. It also takes a bit of skill. One sometimes needs to have the skills detective – to become a sleuth who is ever vigilant for the clues that our universe is an ever-occurring creation.  If you know what you are looking for you have a much great chance of finding it. Awareness has magic. As your awareness grows it brings about greater energy. That is a beautiful thing.