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Posts from the ‘Gratefulness’ Category

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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Happy Thanksgiving – 2016

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Grant me daily the grace of gratitude, to be thankful for all my many gifts, and so be freed from artificial needs, that I might lead a joyful, simple life.

– Edward Hays, A Book of Wonders

Thank Heavens for . . .

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Thanking heaven even for our difficulties and misfortunes is the best way to transform them. You will see your difficulties in a different light, as if you had wrapped them in a film of pure gold.

– Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov

The Greatest Gift

The greatest gift one can give is thanksgiving. In giving gifts, we give what we can spare, but in giving thanks we give ourselves.

– David Steindl-Rast, Gratefulness, the Heart of Prayer

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A Life of Gratitude

The theme for the month of November is Gratitude. This continues a practice on this blog over the years I’ve been posting quotes, reflections, and photos.
Thank you for reading and viewing!

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A life of gratitude accepts the bad with the good. Genuine gratitude is not a zero sum game in which thankfulness increases the more fortunate you are and decreases the more adversity you experience.

– Dan Clendenin

Door of Gratitude

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In moments of surprise we catch at least a glimpse of the joy to which gratefulness opens the door.

  • David Steindl-Rast, Gratefulness, the Heart of Prayer

The Fragrance of Gratitude

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Gratitude is the sweet fragrance of an opening heart.

– Aine Belton