I keep it simple: grateful for all sentient beings and for those who show love.
By being kind, seeing the good in others.
“Animals are my friends. I don’t eat my friends.”, — George Bernard Shaw. (Sorry, just had say it. I am reading “A Plea for the Animals”by Matthieu Ricard.)
To eliminate the “I” part.
Asking the forgiveness of someone who threatened me, grateful for the opportunity to create peace. What a world it would be. Some might find that outrageous.
Letting go. Acceptance and awareness.
H.H. The Dalai Lama on a global scale. My late father, on a first-person level; rarely did I see him angry. His eyes spoke love.
A good way to practice is on the small things. Say you drop something and catch it before it breaks, or not. Stop and think before you curse or blame yourself for being clumsy. It is all within a few seconds but it is a good start. I am working on it.
Softly with a minimum of words.
Nature is us — you, them, me, and all the rest. We are one, we just seem to resist the fact. Wishing all the visitors to gratefulness.org a peaceful new year, a peaceful now.
When, about five years after my divorce, an acquaintance saw me at a dance hall while he was dancing with a young woman he just met. He came over and said he wanted me to meet a nice Irish girl. That “girl” and I have been married 32 years. Prior to our meeting both of us had given up actively seeking life partners. The meeting was just in time.
The value of nonviolence from inside your door to the ends of the world. Press for peace.
They are the truth and need not seek it. We trick them into thinking they need to do that later.
Going with the flow, and thankful for the opportunity to do so.
A river flows, sometimes splashing, sometimes meandering. It has only that purpose, if we can call it so. Really, it just flows in a constant move toward its whole self in the oceans and in the sky as a cloud, only to return as rain to play some more and in its course it infuses the world with life. Thank you, Brother David, for your insight. I am grateful for that.
Smile! Be present.
Everything, with beginner’s mind.
I and my wife live in a small apartment of a house owned by our son who lives upstairs and we are within walking distance from our two daughters, son-in-law, and four granddaughters and can walk to most needed services. We are blessed and grateful. Oh, and today as the snow rolls down we do not need to go out. 😉
You are my choice for kindest person. And there are some Theravadan Buddhist monks not far from here who are definitely very kind.
Well said, and achievable, cynics step aside!
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