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Posts from the ‘Gratefulness’ Category

Gratefulness for the Entire World

Whenever feeling downcast, each person should vitally remember, “For my sake, the entire world was created.

– Baal Shem Tov

Even the orange beetles on the milkweed were created for me.

The Fruits of Gratitude

Gratitude to gratitude always gives birth.

– attributed to Sophocles

Gratefulness Is a Bridge

I wonder if gratefulness is the bridge from sorrow to joy, spanning the chasm of our anxious striving. Freed from the burden of unbridled desires, we can enjoy what we have, celebrate what we’ve attained, and appreciate the familiar. For if we can’t be happy now, we’ll likely not be happy when.

– Philip Gulley, Porch Talk

The Mystery of Gratitude

Ironically, gratitude’s most powerful mysteries are often revealed when we are struggling in the midst of personal turmoil.

– Sarah Ban Breathnach

Perceiving Life with Reverence

If we perceived Life with reverence, we would stand in awe at the experience of physical Life and walk the Earth in a very deep sense of gratitude.

– Gary Zukav

Doorway to Gratitude

Attention is the doorway to gratitude, the doorway to wonder, the doorway to reciprocity.

– Robin Wall Kimmerer

The Grateful Heart

As the colder and darker days of Advent arrive, let us enter them with joy and anticipation.

There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart.

– Celia Laighton Thaxter

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