Category: Gratefulness

The World Needs Appreciation

The world has enough beautiful mountains and meadows, spectacular skies and serene lakes. It has enough lush forests, flowered fields, and sandy beaches. It has plenty of stars and the promise of a new sunrise and sunset every day. What the world needs more… Continue Reading “The World Needs Appreciation”

Wednesday of Hope – Embracing our Difficulties

Our approach to gratefulness has to be big enough to embrace all the difficulties of the world. – David Steindl-Rast

The Portal of Gratitude

Gratefulness is a portal through which life gazes at itself. – Tim Roberts

Wednesday of Hope – Hope through Appreciation

When we release expectation and experience appreciation, all the moments of our lives become openings and opportunities. – Kristi Nelson

Gratitude – the Fairest Blossom

Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul. – Henry Ward Beecher

Wednesday of Hope – Hope that Leads Us to Dance

We did not ask for this room or this music; we were invited in. Therefore, because the dark surrounds us, let us turn our faces toward the light. Let us endure hardship to be grateful for plenty…We did not ask for this room or… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Hope that Leads Us to Dance”

Greeting the Morning with Gratitude

As has been my custom in these blog posts, all of the posts focus on gratitude, for as the Dominican mystic Meister Eckhart once said, “If the only prayer you ever say it ‘Thank you,’ that will be enough. First thing in the morning,… Continue Reading “Greeting the Morning with Gratitude”

Wear Gratitude

Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life. – Jalallludin Rumi

We Are Doubly Blessed

Gratitude makes us feel bursting with delight, just to remember the gifts we have received. Thus we are doubly blessed when we receive something: for the gift itself and later, in recall, for the miracle of having been given it. – M.J. Ryan

Wednesday of Hope – Grateful that there Is More Good in the World

Men frequently think that the evils in the world are more numerous than the good things; many sayings and songs of the nations dwell on this idea. …Not only common people make this mistake, but even many who think they are wise. – Maimonides