Tag: gratefulness.org

May the Familiar in our Lives Be Transformed

The following quote was posted on “Word for the Day” from Gratefulness.org just last week. One of life’s most fulfilling momemts occurs in the split-second when the familiar is suddenly transformed into the dazzling aura of the profoundly new. ” -Edward B. Lindaman Thinking… Continue Reading “May the Familiar in our Lives Be Transformed”

More on Gratitude

      Gratitude is the sweet fragrance of an opening heart. -Aine Belton (Quote found on gratefulness.org)

The Source of Happiness

Happiness is not what makes us grateful. It is gratefulness that makes us happy – David Steindl-Rast (from http://www.gratefulness.org)

Thoughts for Memorial Day

I always enjoy going to the website gratefulness.org. I found the following there today, and it reminds me of my reflections last night after watching 60 Minutes and listening and observing the effects of our wars upon these women and men who have offered… Continue Reading “Thoughts for Memorial Day”

Giving Thanks is Preaching

As I express my gratitude, I become more deeply aware of it. And the greater my awareness, the greater my need to express it. David Steindl-Rast Friends of Silence newsletter, December 2008 – from Gratefulness.org

Do We Live like We’re Looking for an Escape Clause?

No Christian escapes a taste of the wilderness on the way to the promised land. “No Escape” by Evelyn Underhill I’ve been thinking about this as I witness and experience the fragility of life all around me. I wonder how it is that we… Continue Reading “Do We Live like We’re Looking for an Escape Clause?”

Appreciating Beauty as Prayer

Last week Gratefulness.org published this quote. What is real prayer? Praise to God. And the meaning of praise? Appreciating; thus opening the heart more and more to the divine beauty one sees in manifestation. – Pir-O-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan Bowl of Saki