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!
Thanks Thanit. Indeed, equanimity is such a powerful state of being, and one that requires great practice. It is a very important guiding light in my life…I am grateful for you to name it here.
The morning after the elections: No doubt we all have things we will celebrate and grieve as the results have come in. If we are called to show our love by voting, then we are called to continue showing love by how we engage with the world to which we now awaken. How will we interact? What will we do? Where do we put our energies? How can we offer healing to this hurting, divided world? May we turn to love again and again for guidance. To love is to listen. What would love do?
Bless you Missy for the gift of your beautiful words and generous reflection. I know that we endeavor to hold the great fullness of life with loving and compassionate hearts. Thank you for your companionship on this journey,
Dave – Bless you for your sharing. I often have restless, sleepless nights when I am challenged to hold my thoughts with curiosity, trust, patience, and compassion…May the great fullness hold you – and all of us – in its peace.
I am humbled and deeply moved by your praise Mary Agnes. Thank you so much. It would be my prayer to be able to point toward that which is divine in life. May my words continue to serve….
Thank you so much Laurie. It is challenging to hold all of life close. A daily practice for sure…so much easier to do with inspiration and in good company.
Thank you so much Marty. I am delighted and moved to offer nuanced distinctions in ways that resonate for you. It is so important, it seems to me, to offer more finely-tuned ways of approaching something as important and multi-faceted as gratitude. Keep coming back!
Sheila – You are such a grateful liver! You quietly notice all that is “given” in your life, you treasure and learn from what arrives into your awareness, you are deeply grateful for your blessings and acknowledge them, and you share your heart and gifts freely and generously. You savor life, and we savor you. Thank you from all of us for being a source of love and light. With holiday blessings from our hearts. Kristi
Grateful Sea – You understand so well. When we can awaken and arise into the day with a grateful feeling already in our heart and eyes, and already on our lips…without anything having “happened” yet…this is to be filled with gratefulness. There is so much for which to be grateful when we do not take things for granted, it can be a bit overwhelming, but in a way that is poignant and powerful and precious. Thank you and many heartfelt holiday blessings to you from all of us. Kristi
Anna – But you ARE very systematic in your gratitude practices! You visit our site each day for inspiration and connection, and you strengthen your gratefulness muscles with everything to which you open your heart and receive. Also in what you give. This is deep practice – one which we humbly hope to support in everything we do, and for which we are so glad to have you a part. Thank you. And many heartfelt blessings to you in this sacred time. From all of us. Kristi
Thank you Sheila for your amazing recognition of our privileges. This is the way to stay awake to both our blessings and our responsibilities. I am so glad that you are with us on this path of living gratefully. Your support matters so much. With love- Kristi
Thanks Jeannine. Indeed! That is how we practice grateful living – taking nothing for granted and living with gratitude for our privileges. I am hopeful that these elections will be able to resurrect a sense of hope for people. Hoping…
Thank you Missy. I am so glad to be able to see love as the way to channel my passions at this political moment. And I am glad this helps as a way to BE.
Hi Karmit – It seems you have touched something deep through my words, and I am grateful for it. Indeed, please let us know how some of these simple turnaround or turn-towards practices offer you support. I am honored by your deep presence.
Dearest Anna – My heart is overflowing. I am truly honored by your praise and I feel so emboldened to carry on in my writing. I am working on a Guidebook to Grateful Living! To know that it will serve people like you is all the motivation I need. Carry on by my side! Blessings to you…
Dale – I love that you find these to be helpful distinctions. It encourages me so much to continue on in my reflections and articulations about gratefulness. As does your example. Thank you.
Ken – I am so touched by your reflection and warm praise. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. May these ten truths…and more…about gratefulness continue to bring you clarity and peace. Keep in touch.
Pear. You move me with your reflection. Thank you. Your own articulation is clearly forming with strong guideposts on the inside, as you resonate so much with what I am sharing on the outside. Keep letting this resonance move you into more and more of your own words – they are so strong and beautiful, and ring like a bell…
Thank you dear Sheila for your great kindness and for sharing the profound role that grateful living now has in your life. You are not alone in this. You are indeed never alone. Carry on grateful guardian…
Hi Christina. I AM young at almost 60, and feel it in relative terms. Thank you for reminding me. Yet it is true that many people feel old at this age. If I am still alive in 10 years, I will surely write the blog again, and hope that my perspective will remain the same. My intention will be to remain grateful for all that I can be, knowing that the balance will be in my favor right up till my last breath…and perhaps beyond.
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