Category: Gratefulness

Going Gratitudinal – Part 2

Today’s “Grateful” Scripture reading is from Psalm 118:28-29: You are my God, and I will praise you;     you are my God, and I will exalt you. Give thanks to the LORD, for God is good;     God’s love endures forever. Elie Wiesel tells us,… Continue Reading “Going Gratitudinal – Part 2”

Going Gratitudinal

Going Gratitudinal. That’s the theme of this week’s Busy Person’s Retreat at Dominican University in San Rafael. Our sisters meet with students, faculty, and staff members this week, to pray and share reflections on a selection of readings. We thought that focusing on gratitude… Continue Reading “Going Gratitudinal”

Say Thank You Until You Mean It

I love this piece by Melody Beattie, and read it often, so as to remind me to the wisdom of Gratitude. We used it as part of our morning prayer yesterday, Thanksgiving Day, at St. Margaret Convent before going to the Ultimate Celebration of… Continue Reading “Say Thank You Until You Mean It”

Happy Thanksgiving

Prayers of Thanksgiving

In the words of Meister Eckhart, a Dominican mystic: If the only prayer you pray in your life is thank you, it will be enough.

Giving Thanks is Preaching

As I express my gratitude, I become more deeply aware of it. And the greater my awareness, the greater my need to express it. David Steindl-Rast Friends of Silence newsletter, December 2008 – from Gratefulness.org

Sometimes Poetry Is Preaching

This morning a poem by e.e. cummings provided a sense of gratitude. Timely, any time, but even more so this week of Thanksgiving. i thank You God for most this amazing day: for the leaping greenly spirits of trees and a blue true dream… Continue Reading “Sometimes Poetry Is Preaching”

In Awe of the Simple Gifts of LIfe

The following is the closing prayer from Vespers for this evening. O gracious God, open our hearts and our eyes to the wonders of your presence among us. May we see the signs of your beauty within and about us and ever be in… Continue Reading “In Awe of the Simple Gifts of LIfe”

Creation Gives Thanks

  It is so thoughtful and commendable to thank those who do us favors that if we glance around, we see that when earth is regaled by heaven’s waters and sunlight, it sends forth grass and flowers in grateful payment for the gift. Very… Continue Reading “Creation Gives Thanks”