Tag: gratitude

Gratitude for What Is Given

The waves and the wind have a kinship in that cove I’ve not seen anywhere else. There’s a place out on the water I call Salt Taste, because of how the wind whips and water spits around the rocks. The wind spins past the… Continue Reading “Gratitude for What Is Given”

Gifts of a Grateful Soul

A lack of a daily tonic of gratitude results in an anemic soul, which, in turn, contributes to a physical sense of listlessness. A grateful soul, on the other hand, is vibrant and animated and so permeates your body with zest and with an… Continue Reading “Gifts of a Grateful Soul”

Light – Dappled with Shadow

We thank Thee for our little light, that is dappled with shadow. – T. S. Eliot, “Two Choruses from ‘The Rock,’” The Waste Land and Other Poems Starting on January 12, 2021, Santa Sabina Center’s will offer an online series on the poetry of T.S.… Continue Reading “Light – Dappled with Shadow”

Advent Waiting with Gratitude

Whatever we are waiting for — peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance — it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart.     – Sarah Ban Breathnach At Santa… Continue Reading “Advent Waiting with Gratitude”

Advent Waiting to Console and REassure

While we cry ourselves to sleep, gratitude waits patiently to console and reassure us; there is a landscape larger than the one we can see. – Sarah Ban Breathnach On December 5th, Santa Sabina Center’s offers an Advent Retreat Day with Mary Veronica Rolf. It… Continue Reading “Advent Waiting to Console and REassure”

The Ground Has Always Been Shaky

Fear is a very timely topic now, because fear these days seems so palpable, so atmospheric. You can almost smell the fear around you. The polarization, fundamentalism, aggression, violence, and unkindness that are happening everywhere on the planet – these bring out our fear… Continue Reading “The Ground Has Always Been Shaky”

Awakening to the Sun

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

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… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Hopeful Eyes”

Wednesday of Hope – the Importance of Pausing

\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

The World Needs Appreciation

The world has enough beautiful mountains and meadows, spectacular skies and serene lakes. It has enough lush forests, flowered fields, and sandy beaches. It has plenty of stars and the promise of a new sunrise and sunset every day. What the world needs more… Continue Reading “The World Needs Appreciation”