Community Coordinator at A Network for Grateful Living.
Writing every morning. Regularly practicing yoga. The occasional bath.
Thank you, Don!
I’m grateful for your reflection, Allan. And I feel equally moved by your words: “We forget sometimes that love is supposed to be actionable at times and not just a state of being.” You surface an important tension between being and doing, especially in the context of love. Thank you for your wisdom!
Thank you! You put it so eloquently — “it divorces us from our humanity…”
Thank you for your well wishes, Anna. I appreciate the feedback that this reflection is not so obvious — it’s a helpful reminder to use our voices to speak our truth even when we (I) may feel like we (I) have nothing to offer. As you note, there are many people who have beautifully embodied the intersection of spirituality and social activism, and I’m grateful to learn of another in Don Pino Puglisi — their examples offer meaningful inspiration.
I feel honored to hear that you feel uplifted upon reading this! Thank you for your vulnerability–the discourse that dominates our culture often leaves me with a sense of despondence as well. And, there are many voices singing out for new ways of being — both as ourselves and with each other. How wonderful that your voice can be part of this as a teacher who can pass on the spirit!
Thank you for your presence, Ruth!
Thank you for your reflection, Fiona! It means so much to hear that the words resonate with you. I also need reminders and encouragement to simply listen and to honor the calls of life that arise within and around me. May we all find ways to stay connected to that which makes us feel most alive in service of ourselves, the world, and yes, yes, yes, future generations.
I so appreciate hearing that you feel moved by the emphasis on wholehearted activism and spiritual life as one, Minhthu! Thank you for your kind words. I hope that this reflection serves, given the challenges and opportunities of our time, and I hope that it inspires your own journey in some way. With grateful care, Rose
We’re grateful you found us, Michele! Your presence here is a gift.
The Gratefulness Team apologizes for the technical error with the Daily Questions as of late. We are working to resolve the issue and thank you all for your patience and understanding as we work toward a solution. Thank you all for your continue commitment and engagement in this space!
We’re grateful for your voice and thoughtful engagement on the site, Elizabeth! Thank you for your presence!
Hi Helen — you should be able to simply click the heart. It will turn orange when you click on it, which means you’ve “hearted” the post!
Thank you for this letter, Amanda. Brother David would be truly grateful for your kind words. Please know that he holds close everyone on the path of grateful living.
Thank you for your honest response, Kevin! Of course, we never want the Daily Question to feel like a “should” or a judgmental statement, and we’re sorry you had that experience here. We’re grateful for your reflection and will continue to endeavor to be mindful about how we frame our questions.
We appreciate your candid response, Doreen! We intended for the question to be open enough to include the possibility that writing the letter could be meaningful for the person writing it (not necessarily the person receiving it). Perhaps this is an alternative way to consider the question. Thank you for your committed engagement in our Practice Space!
Such a beautiful letter, Ose! Brother David would be delighted — please know he holds all on the path of grateful living close to his heart.
Continuing to send you light and love, Deb.
We’re continuing to hold you with light and love, Deb. Sending you love.
Deb, we are so very sorry for your loss. Our hearts are with you, and we wish you grace, strength, and love in the days ahead. Know that we so deeply treasure your presence in our community and hope you may find some solace here when you feel called to be in this space. Thank you for your courage. We’re holding you in our thoughts.
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