Expressing Gratitude

As in previous years, the posts during the month of November we will concentrate on Gratitude, though truly it is not a seasonal topic.

As I express my gratitude, I become more deeply aware of it. And the greater my awareness, the greater my need to express it. What happens here is a spiraling ascent, a process of growth in ever expanding circles around a steady center.

– David Steindl-Rast

Spiral stairway at the Vatican Museum
Spiral stairway at the Vatican Museum


2 Comments on “Expressing Gratitude

  1. It is in not having expectations that the surprises come,
    and they are cause for gratitude. How often we awaken
    to a new day – maybe feeling grumpy at the expectation
    of a day which will include some drudgery – without
    stopping to say, “I can see the beauty that surrounds
    me, and hear the sound of the waves and wind and feel
    the softness of fur that covers my pet and taste my
    meal. Instead of a complaint, let my day include a
    smile for a chance meeting with a stranger and let
    the happiness that comes from gratefulness create
    a bond between me and all who come my way.

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