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So Many Chances to Express Gratitude!!

We have thousands of opportunities every day to be grateful: for having good weather, to have slept well last night, to be able to get up, to be healthy, to have enough to eat. … There’s opportunity upon opportunity to be grateful; that’s what life is.

– Brother David Steindl-Rast, from

How shall I be grateful THIS day?

How shall I be grateful THIS day?

A Dominican Mystic’s Prayer

Thank you!!

Thank you!!

I’ve shared this prayer from the Dominican mystic, Meister Eckhart, before. And it bears repeating.

If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.

Grateful Wisdom from Maya Angelou

Free as the swan

Free as the swan

On The International Day for the End of Violence of Women, I share a grateful quote from Maya Angelou who experienced violence against her from an early age from the men in her life, and who found her voice and overcame those experiences. Her story can be found in the book, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.

When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.

– Maya Angelou

The Karma of Gratitude

A thankful person is thankful under all circumstances. A complaining soul complains even in paradise.


How will I recognize paradise if I am not grateful now?

– Baha’u’llah

Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected

A daisy in the midst of cone flowers is unexpected. That practicing the expression of gratitude, even in the difficult time, would bring more joy into our lives is counter intuitive, and also unexpected. When we express gratitude and forgiveness, as the Amish did in Pennsylvania following the horrible school shooting, it is beyond unexpected. It is pure grace and wonder.

Let us be unexpected witnesses of the graciousness of God, and live as a grateful and forgiving people.

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

May I cultivate gratitude

May I cultivate gratitude

What Is Gratitude?

Gratitude is the intention to count-your-blessings every day, every minute, while avoiding, whenever possible, the belief that you need or deserve different circumstances.

– Timothy Miller inĀ How To Want What You Have

What are the blessings of this day - of this moment?

What are the blessings of this day – of this moment?

In Return for Our Gratefulness . . .

In gratitude for your own good fortune you must render in return some sacrifice of your life for other life.


What is my offering?

– Albert Schweitzer