“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… Continue Reading “Release Expectations . . . Again”
ThanksGiving is good but ThanksLiving is better. – Matthew Henry To learn about and/or register for Santa Sabina Center online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page.
It’s easy to laugh in the blueberry field, staccato plink and plunk as berries plummet into the pail, and you hear children banter in a dozen languages among the green rows. – Kim Stafford, from “Easy Pickings” Starting on February 11, 2021, Santa Sabina… Continue Reading “The Joy of Berries”
Anxiety is the handmaiden of creativity― T.S. Eliot Starting on January 12, 2021, Santa Sabina Center’s will offer an online series on the poetry of T.S. Eliot with Kayleen Asbo. To learn more and/or register our online retreats and offerings, please go to: http://www.santasabinacenter.org/retreats-page
\Whatever our individual troubles and challenges may be, it’s important to pause every now and then to appreciate all that we have, on every level. – Shakti Gawain
Grant me daily the grace of gratitude, to be thankful for all my many gifts, and so be freed from artificial needs, that I might lead a joyful, simple life. – Edward Hays, A Book of Wonders
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
In today’s passage from Luke 10: 21-24, we read: Many . . . desired to see what you see, but did not see it, and to hear what you hear, but did not hear it. (Luke 10:24) What do I choose not to see?… Continue Reading “What Do We See? What Do We Hear?”