The greatest gift one can give is thanksgiving. In giving gifts, we give what we can spare, but in giving thanks we give ourselves. – David Steindl-Rast, Gratefulness, the Heart of Prayer
The theme for the month of November is Gratitude. This continues a practice on this blog over the years I’ve been posting quotes, reflections, and photos. Thank you for reading and viewing! A life of gratitude accepts the bad with the good. Genuine gratitude… Continue Reading “A Life of Gratitude”
I have used these words before on this blog, and I still can think of none better than those of our Dominican mystic Meister Eckhart: If the only prayer you pray in your life is thank you, it will be enough.
As I walked down the avenue, the late afternoon sun was turning the lovely and dying sycamore leaves into fragments of brilliant stained glass, and i said to myself, “This alone is worth the price of admission to our broken and glorious world. –… Continue Reading “The Value of Beauty”
Grateful living: an alchemic operation of converting “disgraceful” things into grateful events. – Raimundo Panikkar
I’ve shared this prayer from the Dominican mystic, Meister Eckhart, before. And it bears repeating. If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.
A thankful person is thankful under all circumstances. A complaining soul complains even in paradise. – Baha’u’llah
Gratitude is the most passionate transformative force in the cosmos. When we offer thanks to God or to another human being, gratitude gifts us with renewal, reflection, reconnection. – Sarah Ban Breathnach
There’s a self expansive aspect of gratitude. Very possibly it’s a little known law of nature: the more gratitude you have, the more you have to be grateful for. – Elaine St. James
Saint Albert the Great was a Dominican friar who lived in the 13th century. He was named, by virtue of his writings and teachings, a Doctor of the Church in 1931. He is well known for having been the teacher of another great Dominican… Continue Reading “The Dominican St. Albert the Great”