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In Return for Our Gratefulness . . .

In gratitude for your own good fortune you must render in return some sacrifice of your life for other life.

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What is my offering?

- Albert Schweitzer

The Magic of the Words “Thank You”

The day I acquired the habit of consciously pronouncing the words “thank you”, I felt I had gained possession of a magic wand capable of transforming everything.

- Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov

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Living Gratefully

There are many things to be grateful “for” but, as I ripen with the seasons of life, the many reasons blend into a sacred mystery. And, most deeply, I realize that living gratefully is its own blessing.

- Michael Mahoney

May my life and the fruit of my life ripen graciously through gratitude

May my life and the fruit of my life ripen graciously through gratitude

Gratitude’s Transformative Force

Gratitude is the most passionate transformative force in the cosmos. When we offer thanks to God or to another human being, gratitude gifts us with renewal, reflection, reconnection.

- Sarah Ban Breathnach

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The transformative process that is Autumn reminds us to be grateful

Maya Angelou on Gratitude

When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.

- Maya Angelou

"A Thing of Joy" by Sister Adele Rowland

“A Thing of Joy” by Sister Adele Rowland

Sister Adele, though not doing photography work presently, continues to graciously offer her gifts with a spirit of joy. And we are all blessed by her work and her cheerful disposition. She has been an inspiration to many, including me. Her Counterpoint Images were created by combining two images from slides, long before the advent of Photoshop. Sister Adele was first American photographic artist working exclusively in color photomontage as a fine art. And as a Dominican sister her work as a photographer was the work of a Preacher. She said, “Counterpoint Images are meant to evoke ultimately somoe of the mystery and joy about the complex nature of reality and awaken in the viewer fresh perceptions and the dimension of the divine.”

 

The Expansiveness of Gratefulness

There’s a self expansive aspect of gratitude. Very possibly it’s a little known law of nature: the more gratitude you have, the more you have to be grateful for.

- Elaine St. James

To be grateful for all . . . To be grateful for the dew and the berries.

To be grateful for all . . .
To be grateful for the dew and the berries.

A Breath of Gratitude

Gratitude is the sweet fragrance of an opening heart.

- Aine Belton

And the opening of the dahlia

And of an openingĀ  dahlia

Calling All Wanna Be Saints!!

What fuels you?

What fuels you?

To be a saint is to be fueled by gratitude, nothing more and nothing less.

- Ronald Rolheiser in The Holy Longing

A Prayer of Gratitude

O Great Spirit, I awake to another sun, grateful for gifts bestowed, granted one by one.

- Twylah Nitsch, Seneca Medicine Woman

I am grateful for the morning sun!

I am grateful for the morning sun!

Gratitude Brings Consolation

While we cry ourselves to sleep, gratitude waits patiently to console and reassure us; there is a landscape larger than the one we can see.

- Sarah Ban Breathnach

There is more - there is hope - beyond the hills

There is more – there is hope – beyond the hills

 

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