You are a gift! With a hand on my heart I thank you for nourishing us, this sacred community, with your wisdom, compassion and tender loving-kindness. With a an abundance of appreciation, XO SR
Thank you for sharing your wisdom Mary! ❤
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Joan! ❤
Blessings to you Sheila. 💕
Thank you for sharing your heart and situation with us here, dear Creek. To be honest, the very fact that you were moved by Tim’s writing and can see the beauty and possibility in his story makes me think that you have indeed already stepped on to the “magical path” of gratefulness. And what a very difficult time you are going through, goodness me, no wonder you are feeling challenged in finding a way to shift your focus.
Your asking for concrete steps to take brought to mind som...
Your asking for concrete steps to take brought to mind some writing from Br. David (who also has experienced depression and hardship in his life). The first is his response to a site visitor in a Q&A https://gratefulness.org/resource/step-back-step-up-step-out and from there he directs the reader to his essay: Awake, Aware, and Alert which outlines steps one might take to open to gratefulness.
Another practice that may offer some support is one related to hard feelings: https://gratefulness.org/resource/healing-feelings/
This piece might prove helpful too: https://gratefulness.org/blog/cultivating-practice-grateful-living-as-a-way-of-life/
We will be publishing a book next year that will offer more “How do I do this?” support and suggestions too.
We hope some of the above will get you started. Please know we are so glad you are here and are grateful for your presence.
Thank you for your service Eileen!
Snowglobe…what a beautiful metaphor Kat! Thank you.
Thank you Sheila! Many blessings to you!
Happy 77th Carol!
Hi Kathleen, Thank you for sharing this! I think there are many of us that can relate to what you are saying.
Here are a few articles that may fit what you are looking for: There’s a section of Br. David’s book “Essential writings” that focuses on purpose and meaning. Maria Popova excerpts the book here: https://www.brainpickings.org/2014/12/22/david-steindl-rast-leisure-gratefulness/
And there is this: https://gratefulness.org/resource/work-and-leisure/
Please feel free to take a look at our website’s ‘Areas or Interest’ here https://gratefulness.org/explore/interests/
You can also find more from Brother David here https://gratefulness.org/brother-david/about-brother-david/ scroll to the bottom and you will see our archive of Brother David’s work.
Have a lovely day Kathleen!
Dear PaulPOP…Welcome to our community. May it be a sanctuary in these challenging and vulnerable times.
Thank you for your service Sunny!
Sending you love and light Samuel.
Wishing you ease and peace.❤
Thank you thank you pkr… we are so very glad you are part of our community. ❤️
Hi Kevin, Sending you blessings and wishes of comfort.
Hi Debra…this video makes me laugh every time I watch it…https://gratefulness.org/the-joy-of-imperfection/
Be well. xo
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Gail!🎂
Hi Ose, thank you for your big-hearted support of this community and for sharing your wisdom. We are all blessed to have you.
Sending you blessings Michele…
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