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The Karma of Gratitude

A thankful person is thankful under all circumstances. A complaining soul complains even in paradise.

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How will I recognize paradise if I am not grateful now?

- Baha’u’llah

Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected

A daisy in the midst of cone flowers is unexpected. That practicing the expression of gratitude, even in the difficult time, would bring more joy into our lives is counter intuitive, and also unexpected. When we express gratitude and forgiveness, as the Amish did in Pennsylvania following the horrible school shooting, it is beyond unexpected. It is pure grace and wonder.

Let us be unexpected witnesses of the graciousness of God, and live as a grateful and forgiving people.

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

May I cultivate gratitude

May I cultivate gratitude

What Is Gratitude?

Gratitude is the intention to count-your-blessings every day, every minute, while avoiding, whenever possible, the belief that you need or deserve different circumstances.

- Timothy Miller inĀ How To Want What You Have

What are the blessings of this day - of this moment?

What are the blessings of this day – of this moment?

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

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