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!
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.
Hello Manuel. Again, on behalf of our Team, I am sorry that the author’s use of the quote above her essay has caused you understandable distress. Permission to reprint this moving essay was granted for the full piece, and that is what you see shared here. I want to reiterate that we have heard your concerns, have been impacted by them, and will heed them going forward. You have engaged with – and illuminated – us, and that matters. That said, we feel that the message of the essay has an...
Hello Manuel. Again, on behalf of our Team, I am sorry that the author’s use of the quote above her essay has caused you understandable distress. Permission to reprint this moving essay was granted for the full piece, and that is what you see shared here. I want to reiterate that we have heard your concerns, have been impacted by them, and will heed them going forward. You have engaged with – and illuminated – us, and that matters. That said, we feel that the message of the essay has an important, continuing place on our site and in this moment and so we will not be taking it down. If you want to communicate directly with me, you can find my contact info under About > Our Staff & Board. Thank you. And peace – yes – peace for all. Kristi Nelson, Executive Director
Deep thanks to you Mike for sharing that “Wake Up Grateful” is proving to be a powerful guide for you. I am so deeply gratified and grateful to know this. It means the world to me. It was my heartfelt hope that this would be true, and you have given me the gift that my hope has been fulfilled in you. Blessings upon blessings you have given me and I return them to you.
Josita – Your reflection is so very beautiful to read. Thank you for sharing the “call” that you hear and heed which guides you toward possibility. Listening to this call of your guiding principles, and seeking what is there for you to find is a sure way toward joy and peace. Thank you for being on this gratefulness journey with us.
PKR – Thanks for sharing the blessings of this shift in perspective for you! I love it too…seeing my responsibilities as privileges helps me so much to find needed perspective whenever I am feeling beleaguered by life. Enjoy! And thanks for being part of our community. .
Thank you Victoria Rose for sharing this gorgeous reflection. Your commitment to deepening your capacity for this inner and outer listening will bring you many gifts and much peace. It is something from which we can all find needed inspiration.
Beautiful Liz. I am so glad you have found this practice inspiring. And all power to you in seeing the people and circumstances in your life as your teachers. You will never stop growing and deepening with this perspective…Thanks for your inspiration.
Thanks Mary Jane – Your heart will indeed guide you and never abandon you on your journey. Thank you for your steadfastness on the path, and for listening deeply to your inner guidance. Namaste.
Ose – What a beautiful and very kind comment. Thank you deeply for your commitment to gratefulness practice for so long, and for continually learning and absorbing the teachings. It is so meaningful to have you with us. Thank you from my heart.
Dear Cintia – In so many ways, as long as we are alive, times are always profoundly uncertain. Everything is surprise, according to Br David. Finding trust and ease in surrendering to the truth of uncertainty is among our greatest freedoms. And it is a moment to moment practice. You might find benefit in this piece I wrote: https://gratefulness.org/blog/deepening-comfort-with-uncertainty/ Sending love and care into your days…
This is such an uplifting reflection Mandy! How fabulous that you already feel the gifts of the Stop. Look. Go. practice and that it reverberates through you! I hope that you continue to show gratefulness to the world by reaching out to dear friends in this spirit. Thank you.
Karleen – How wonderful that you have already received the benefit of the practices. May they serve you in ever-surprising and increasingly meaningful ways!
Thank YOU Miguelie for your presence in and contributions to our community. It is very meaningful to have your generous spirit here.
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.
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.
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