Release Expectations . . . Again

“When you no longer have expectations, the unexpected kindness of others and small acts of consideration become like “sweet manna from heaven.” The feeling that rises spontaneously within one’s heart at such times is true gratitude. When one is accustomed to kindness, one can lose the feeling of gratitude. One must constantly return oneself to the spiritual starting point of no expectations.”

– Hiroyuki Itsuke, Tariki: Embracing Despair, Discovering Peace

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During the month of November, it has been my custom to use quotes about Gratitude.

The Fairest Blossom

“Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.”

– Henry Ward Beecher

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True Prosperity

“Gratitude for the present moment and the fullness of life now is the true prosperity.”

– Eckhart Tolle

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During the month of November, it has been my custom to use quotes about Gratitude.

Release Expectations

“When we release expectation and experience appreciation, all the moments of our lives become openings and opportunities.”

– Kristi Nelson

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During the month of November, it has been my custom to use quotes about Gratitude.

Enough

“It is enough to be grateful for the next breath.”

– David Steindl-Rast

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During the month of November, it has been my custom to use quotes about Gratitude.

The Tonic of Gratitude

“A lack of a daily tonic of gratitude results in an anemic soul, which, in turn, contributes to a physical sense of listlessness. A grateful soul, on the other hand, is vibrant and animated and so permeates your body with zest and with an enjoyment of a life littered with gifts.”

– Edward Hays

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During the month of November, it has been my custom to use quotes about Gratitude.

Gift of Earth

“To all Earth’s creatures God has given the broad Earth, the springs, the rivers and the forests, giving the air to the birds, and the waters to those who live in water, giving abundantly to all the basic needs of life, not as a private possession, not restricted by law, not divided by boundaries, but as common to all, amply and in rich measure.”

  • Gregory of Nazianzus

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Time’s Gift

“Time is a dressmaker specializing in alterations.”

  • Faith Baldwin

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Nature’s Repair

“There I feel that nothing can befall me in life – no disgrace, no calamity (leaving  me my eyes), which nature cannot repair.”

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Encountering God

“People encounter God under shady oak trees, on riverbanks, at the tops of mountains, and in long stretches of barren wilderness. God shows up in whirlwinds, starry skies, burning bushes, and perfect strangers. When people want to know more about God, the son of God tells them to pay attention to the lilies of the field and the birds of the air, to women kneading bread and workers lining up for their pay. Whoever wrote this stuff believed that people could learn as much about the ways of God from paying attention to the world as they could from paying attention to scripture. What is true is what happens, even if what happens is not always right. People can learn as much about the ways of God from business deals gone bad or sparrows falling to the ground as they can from reciting the books of the Bible in order. They can learn as much from a love affair or a wildflower as they can from knowing the Ten Commandments by heart.”

  • Barbara Brown Taylor

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