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!
Dear Friends-We thank you for your patience and understanding. In the last 24 hours we migrated some aspects of our site to a new server as the burden was becoming too great and slowing down the whole site. In that process, some of your comments may have been temporarily displaced. We did not anticipate this and feel terrible. We are seeking to pull your missing comments out of the back-end of our system so that they can be recaptured and displayed but it may take another day to do this entir...
Dear Friends-We thank you for your patience and understanding. In the last 24 hours we migrated some aspects of our site to a new server as the burden was becoming too great and slowing down the whole site. In that process, some of your comments may have been temporarily displaced. We did not anticipate this and feel terrible. We are seeking to pull your missing comments out of the back-end of our system so that they can be recaptured and displayed but it may take another day to do this entirely. Again, we apologize for this unintentional glitch and are grateful for your trust and patience. Hoping we can remedy everything soon! With grateful love – Kristi
I must respond to your quote by saying that our stand is one of non-violence, not force. The values of Grateful Living commit us to pursuing all avenues that point us toward greater understanding, respect, compassion, interconnectedness, and unity. We believe that Love has the power to transform civilization. This is the sustainable path from conflict to peace that will leave us with hearts and eyes wide open, not blinded by “an eye for an eye” actions.
Indeed. It is so good to be able to tune into the love that is streaming toward us from so many sources at all times. Thank YOU Patjos.
Oh Dusty Su – Your words are so eloquent and meaningful. I am sorry for what you have been through, but you clearly do not lack for capacity for reflection and resilience. Thank you for your blessing on the book. Knowing that my words offer comfort is great encouragement to carry on. Many blessings to you, friend. Stay close. Stay safe.
Leslie – It means so much to be able to offer one another “some comfort and relief” in these challenging times. Thank YOU for turning towards what can support you. Please keep coming back for more. There is a bottomless well here, and much nourishment to be had. Please take care of your heart.
Hi Craig – Thank you so much. It is such a humble privilege to be able to speak with words that offer balm into this moment at hand, at a time when there is so much about which to be distraught and overwhelmed. I wrote this piece very recently so it is not in the book per se, but much of its underlying sentiment is in there. Thank you for your engagement with our work. I am so glad you are looking forward to the book.
VNM – How absolutely wonderful that this piece of writing spoke directly and deeply to you right now! I am honored and overjoyed. What you state you need in order to help you wake up to the challenges of the day, is exactly why I wrote the book last year. Thanks for being a part of this community and offering your voice to the conversation we are all having here…
Sheila – You are clearly a shining example of someone who has turned her life around through learning to live gratefully moment-to-moment, no matter your circumstances. Thanks for being a perpetual inspiration.
Tom – Your comment moves me so much as articulating a moment-to-moment, actionable “framework” for living gratefully is the very reason I felt the longing to write the book. My hope is that the book is a trustworthy guide and helps to orient people on their path. Thank you so much for your engagement with gratefulness. Your presence means a lot.
No. Not popularity per se, Mica. Simply the fact that we have a relatively “old” site built on an old platform that needs significant upgrades and updates, and needs to be rebuilt in the near future. In the meantime, we are trying to make the site less vulnerable to breakdowns by migrating some of our content to a different server. Thanks for sharing your teaching again for people to see.
Luckily, we have enough opportunities here to keep you engaged with gratefulness for a lifetime, Gracie! Stay close. You can always reflect on the daily question here: https://gratefulness.org/practice/practice-space/
Thank you Drew. Indeed, directing our attention – and our bodies – to the beauty and tenaciousness of the natural world is a gift. We are blessed when the weather allows us to meet people outdoors, to walk with birds and clouds and trees and notice their invitations toward peace. Yesterday I saw a family flying a kite in the field down the street and people out walking I had never seen before in my neighborhood. Social distancing can allow us intimacy with aspects of life we have ...
Thank you Drew. Indeed, directing our attention – and our bodies – to the beauty and tenaciousness of the natural world is a gift. We are blessed when the weather allows us to meet people outdoors, to walk with birds and clouds and trees and notice their invitations toward peace. Yesterday I saw a family flying a kite in the field down the street and people out walking I had never seen before in my neighborhood. Social distancing can allow us intimacy with aspects of life we have neglected. Bless your reminders. Blessings to you and yours, Drew – K
Dear PKR – Your beautiful, generous reflection on the recent “Normal Day” practice is so resonant for me. May nothing of life be lost on us. May we take none of the gifts of life for granted. This is how we will stay attuned to what matters in any and all circumstances. Your kindness goes deep. Thank you for showing up here. And remaining, Blessings now and always – K
Dear Sheila – Thank you for your visit and comment here. Your companionship on this journey and commitment to gratefulness go deep into the heart of the matter for all of us. Your love and support are sustaining. Like the sun on a gray day, you are a perpetual gift. Please stay well – K
Thank you for bringing this perspective forward, Manuel. We heartily agree.
Thank you Missy for your loving comment. It is so compelling to combine Br. David’s teachings on trusting life with his wish for all of us to have and act on “passion for change” in his holiday letter this year. It is a worthy hybrid path for all of us to deeply contemplate. In partnership – K
A beautiful reflection. How wonderful that “Reality” reminds us that life is precious and fragile and begs for our fullness. Thank you so much for your thoughtful and kind comment. K
Ken – what a wonderful addition to the conversation: aligning with our deep spiritual principles helps us to know what is right and loving in all our circumstances. Thank you so much for this reminder and for adding to the conversation. K
Susan – Trust in life is a big teaching and one that asks us to step into many places where we have withheld our trust and therefore suffered. Committing to “work with life as it is” allows us to move from resistance to greater trust. Br. David has much to offer us on this path of liberation and joy. I hope I can humbly add something to that path… K
Thanks so much Patjos! You have honored me with the gifts of your time and praise. May you continue to be uplifted in gratefulness. K
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