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We Are Doubly Blessed

Gratitude makes us feel bursting with delight, just to remember the gifts we have received. Thus we are doubly blessed when we receive something: for the gift itself and later, in recall, for the miracle of having been given it.

– M.J. Ryan

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

Wednesday of Hope – with Gratitude

Being an artist means, not reckoning and counting, but ripening like the tree which does not force its sap and stands confident in the storms of spring without the fear that after them may come no summer. It does come. But it comes only to the patient, who are there as though eternity lay before them, so unconcernedly still and wide. I learn it daily, learn it with pain to which I am grateful: patience is everything!

– Rainer Maria Rilke

Grateful for All Gifts

During the month of November it’s been my practice to focus on Gratitude. And so I continue . . .

O Great Spirit, I awake to another sun, grateful for gifts bestowed, granted one by one.

– Twylah Nitsch

Wednesday of Hope – the Role of Gratefulness

Only gratefulness, in the form of limitless openness for surprise, lays hold of the fullness of life in hope.

– David Steindl-Rast

Wednesday of Hope – Hopeful Eyes

Hopeful Eyes.

Hope looks at all things the way a mother looks at her child, with a passion for the possible. That way of looking is creative. It creates the space in which perfection can unfold. More than that, the eyes of hope look through all imperfections to the heart of all things and find it perfect. The eyes of hope are grateful eyes. Before our eyes learned to look gratefully at the world, we expected to find beauty in good looking things. But grateful eyes expect the surprise of finding beauty in all things.

– David Steindl-Rast

In Harmony with Earth

First thing in the morning, before you meet or greet anyone, remember to greet all of nature, all visible and invisible creatures. Say to them: “I am grateful for your work, I love you and want to be in harmony with you!” At this very moment, in response to your greeting, all of nature will open to you and send you energy for the entire day.

– Omraam Mikhael Aivanho