I am grateful for our beautiful website and bow to its service in the world, and to all those who will resonate with its purpose. Go free!
NOTE: Rest In Peace, beloved friend Art Shirk, 1/10/16. From the Boston Globe obituary: “In lieu of flowers, Art wants each person to do something you have been afraid of, without worrying about success or failure.” Art – may your life, lived so fully with love and great gifts and grace, continue to be a source of inspiration to many. You will always be an inspiration to us. The Gratefulness Team.
Thanks for your comment KC – I am thrilled that you found value in my elucidation of gratefulness and you are so right that we need to be patient and kind with ourselves to change the course of our lives, All well wishes on your journey and many thanks for traveling with us!
Dear Ose – how lovely to hear your thoughts, and thank you for sharing them! I love that you can see this training as a way to help “serve the whole” for indeed, we are more available to love when we are headed in a direction that sees the good and can respond to the opportunities that present themselves to us. This is something very hard to do when we are on that negative train…With appreciation for your consistent presence…
Gargi – Thank you for going towards the oasis that awaits you. It is always available, even if sometimes it is an effort to turn ourselves around. It is worth it, and you are in great company, and a beautiful part of the human family and our community. Stay committed…
Blessing you Anna – for your kind praise and more so for your commitment to your own practice of self awareness. Thank you for being part of this community. Keep on…
Carol – Wow. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful story with us, and for your being so courageously, lovingly present to see and hold the gifts of your life. Your sharing here is very moving, and I know that you will inspire others with your tenderness. Many, many blessings to you and all your companions…
These two words stuck out for me too Al and Art! What it represented to me was the tenacity and importance of being able to laugh at ourselves and our idiosyncrasies, no matter our circumstances. This was a beautiful bit of this piece – sandwiched in between so much deep meaning, this little moment when the corners of the mouth cannot help but turn upwards…Thank you Art. XO
Adore’ – What a moving post you have written, and it is a beautiful testimony to our work and to you, yourself. Thank you so much for letting us know that we make a difference by reminding you that you can make a difference! Your openness and big heart are moving.
Captiva – I am glad that this spoke to you. Thanks for reflecting on it.
So glad to be here for you Chelsea. Please stay connected.
You are welcome. This interaction means a lot in this moment. Thank you. Peace.
Star – As usual. you have beautifully articulated our principles. Thank you deeply. In the spirit of what you cite – “unity” and “our shared humanity.”
Thanks for your words and sentiments Matt.
Matt – Thank you for your note. I hope that staying busy loving helps to heal some of the loss for you, as it does for me.
Ella – Thank you, thank you, thank you. Your process and actions are a huge inspiration.”
Elizabeth – What a beautiful reflection and reminder about the gifts of our lives here. Thank you for helping us to keep our perspective. And welcome. We are so glad that you found us.
Thank you Roger for bringing us “back to the Earth,” our teacher. Wise words…
Thank you Kristen. You are in abundant and good company. There is comfort in this…
Eddie – thank you so much for being engaged in this dialogue, and for sharing your experience with us. Alongside millions of others, I have been through and learned a lot in these last, very full 36 hours. My intention in sharing rather raw, immediate feelings about the election results was not to make you feel excluded from the embrace of our work and I am sorry that this was the result. My hope was to convey the belief that we will all be called to attend and love “even more deeply and ...
Eddie – thank you so much for being engaged in this dialogue, and for sharing your experience with us. Alongside millions of others, I have been through and learned a lot in these last, very full 36 hours. My intention in sharing rather raw, immediate feelings about the election results was not to make you feel excluded from the embrace of our work and I am sorry that this was the result. My hope was to convey the belief that we will all be called to attend and love “even more deeply and widely” in these times. I was stating that I am called to this task as much as anyone. You have challenged me to see this mandate to love and listen in the broadest of terms. I thank you.
Our mission and values guide me, our team, and the gratefulness community every day…each in our own ways. I invite you to immerse yourself in these foundational principles and join us in the daily practices which advance them in our lives, relationships, and the world. In this spirit, you are always welcome here. Warmly – Kristi http://gratefulness.org/about/values-mission-vision/
Matt – You are so right. “Love and gratitude are the path itself…” not end points to seek to achieve. Thank you so much for your wisdom and commitment.
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