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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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Grateful Glimpses

siena_061807_002In moments of surprise we catch at least a glimpse of the joy to which gratefulness opens the door.

– David Steindl-Rast, Gratefulness, the Heart of Prayer

Gratefulness is the Key

In moments of surprise we catch at least a glimpse of the joy to which gratefulness opens the door.

– David Steindl-Rast, Gratefulness, the Heart of Prayer

Poppies always help create a sense of gratitude within me

Poppies always help create a sense of gratitude within me

Fullness of Life

What brings fulfillment is gratefulness, the simple response of our heart to this life in all its fullness.

– David Steindl-Rast in Gratefulness, the Heart of Prayer

Harvest time is a time of recognizing the fullness of life and for gratitude

Harvest time is a time of recognizing the fullness of life and for gratitude

The Power of Gratefulness

One single gift acknowledged in gratefulness has the power to dissolve the ties of our alienation.

– David Steindl-Rast in Gratefulness, the Heart of Prayer

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May we enter into the spirit of letting go as do the autumn leaves

The Grace of a Crocus

 A single crocus blossom ought to be enough to convince our heart that springtime, no matter how predictable, is somehow a gift, gratuitous, gratis, a grace.
– David Steindl-Rast, Gratefulness, the Heart of Prayer

The grace of a single crocus blossom

The grace of a single crocus blossom