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Wednesday of Hope – In a Power Greater than Ourselves

It is this belief in a power larger than myself and other than myself which allows me to venture into the unknown and even the unknowable. 

– Maya Angelou

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

Thank Heavens for . . .

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Thanking heaven even for our difficulties and misfortunes is the best way to transform them. You will see your difficulties in a different light, as if you had wrapped them in a film of pure gold.

– Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov

The Greatest Gift

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

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Wednesday’s Child Is Full of . . . Hope

The theme for the month of November (on Sundays) is still Gratitude. But for this particular Wednesday, I’ve decided we need a change in the words of the nursery rhyme. I’m going to squeeze a little hope in alongside gratitude. Don’t you think they’ll do well together???

Monday’s child is fair of face,
Tuesday’s child is full of grace,
Wednesday’s child is full of woe  hope,
Thursday’s child has far to go,
Friday’s child is loving and giving,
Saturday’s child works hard for a living,
But the child who is born on the Sabbath day
Is bonnie and blithe and good and gay.
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A Life of Gratitude

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!

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A life of gratitude accepts the bad with the good. Genuine gratitude is not a zero sum game in which thankfulness increases the more fortunate you are and decreases the more adversity you experience.

– Dan Clendenin

The House of Wisdom

The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind.

– Khalil Gibran

How will we recognize the House of Wisdom?

How will we recognize the House of Wisdom?