Category: Gratefulness

Gratitude the Breath of Life

Every time you express gratitude or compassion for any aspect of yourself or someone else, you breathe life in. – Mariah Fenton Gladis, Tales of a Wounded Healer

Wednesday of Hope – Gratitude and Hope in the Face of Terror

Etty Hillesum is such example of courage, compassion and hope in the face of the most horrific times in our recent history. As life becomes harder and more threatening, it also becomes richer, because the fewer expectations we have, the more good things of… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Gratitude and Hope in the Face of Terror”

Gratitude in Abundance

Giving thanks for abundance is sweeter than the abundance itself. – Jalaluddin Rumi

Wednesday of Hope – with Gratitude

Being an artist means, not reckoning and counting, but ripening like the tree which does not force its sap and stands confident in the storms of spring without the fear that after them may come no summer. It does come. But it comes only… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – with Gratitude”

Grateful for All Gifts

During the month of November it’s been my practice to focus on Gratitude. And so I continue . . . O Great Spirit, I awake to another sun, grateful for gifts bestowed, granted one by one. – Twylah Nitsch

This Day

Everyday, think as you wake up: Today I am fortunate to have woken up. I am alive. I have a precious human life. I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself to expand my… Continue Reading “This Day”

In Harmony with Earth

First thing in the morning, before you meet or greet anyone, remember to greet all of nature, all visible and invisible creatures. Say to them: “I am grateful for your work, I love you and want to be in harmony with you!” At this… Continue Reading “In Harmony with Earth”

Gratefulness for the Entire World

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

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… Continue Reading “Gratefulness Is a Bridge”