Category: Gratefulness

Going Gratitudinal – Part 5

Today’s “Gratitudinal” Scripture passage is from Ephesians 1:16: I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. Rabbi Harold Kushner challenges us: “Can you see the holiness in those things you take for granted–a paved road or a washing machine?… Continue Reading “Going Gratitudinal – Part 5”

Going Gratitudinal – Part 4

Today’s “Gratitudinal” Scripture passage is from Philippians 4:12-13: I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength. We… Continue Reading “Going Gratitudinal – Part 4”

Going Gratitudinal – Part 3

Today’s “Grateful” Scripture passage is from 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18: Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. We are reminded by Denis Waitely, “I had the blues because I had no shoes until… Continue Reading “Going Gratitudinal – Part 3”

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”