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  1. O.Christina

    right now, with a smile on my face and a warm, soft sensation in my heart.

    1 year ago
  2. Chung van Gog

    It has been a long time since I have felt that tingling feeling of gratefulness in my heart. Self-care and love is what I need to get back there.

    1 year ago
  3. Malag

    Warm peacefulness not centred anywhere. Just felt it now appreciating that I am being asked this question.

    1 year ago
  4. Emily

    Whenever I’m walking through the woods, feeling rain on my skin, or taking a breath of fresh air- this is when I feel alive and grateful that my body can do and experience all of these wonderful things. This is a daily occurrence for me.

    1 year ago
  5. N
    Ney

    Every time I get a good night’s sleep and after meditating!

    1 year ago
  6. R
    Rose

    I experience gratitude in my body as a warm expansiveness in my heart and a tingling, activating, spaciousness and uplifted feeling through my whole upper body and head. The last time I remember feeling this strongly is when it was my birthday last week and I was receiving so many kind messages from friends and family.

    1 year ago
  7. Anna

    As many other friends here, I feel gratefulness in my body when I relax.
    A good rest is a balm.
    As time passes, I relax even in circumstances that I would have never thought.
    I am grateful for that, and I thanks this site, the staff and you all for supporting, walking with me, giving me the opportunity to learn, to know, to practice.

    1 year ago
  8. Don Jones

    I feel it is from the heart. It exudes warmth, inclusiveness, contentment, openness and love.

    1 year ago
  9. Mary Pat

    I think it is when my body feels relaxed. That is rare. And when I have good energy through my body, and it flows…..not sure this makes sense, but that is what came to mind….

    1 year ago
  10. d
    dcdeb

    I feel relief. And more relaxed

    1 year ago
  11. Antoinette

    I feel light in my body as well as a peaceful appreciation for life. I feel it now .

    1 year ago
  12. pkr

    I feel calm & at peace. Happy all over.

    1 year ago
  13. L
    Lauryn

    I experience that as a sense of peace, I feel grounded and loved.

    1 year ago
  14. SsterSuzie

    When I am feeling grateful and peaceful, a warm, cozy sensation emanates from my heart chakra, and I know I am aligned and one with my true self. This usually happens when I am in nature, or have a deep conversation with someone I love, or stop and remain present in my surroundings and notice all of life’s miracles and joys happening all around me.

    1 year ago
  15. Cintia

    Every night I practice my ritual: prayer, meditation, deep breathing and giving thanks to every part of my body. A mindful breath and a thank you. And the first time in the morning, before I wake up, I said: Hello body, we are alive! Thank you! Thank you! A new day has coming… here we go.

    1 year ago
  16. Michele

    I experience feelings of gratefulness in my body when I recognize my sense of sight, smell, taste, and hearing. Seeing beauty, smelling incredible aromas, tasting many kinds of delicious foods, and being able to hear sounds is a gift not everyone has. This is a great reminder to treasure all of them and be grateful. Thank you:)

    1 year ago
  17. Mike

    Whenever I wake after a good night’s sleep, my body feels grateful. This morning is, thankfully, one of those mornings.

    1 year ago
  18. Chester

    My eyes see broadly, I hear fully, my muscles are relaxed and ready. My body is content in the moment. Just now.

    1 year ago
  19. Holly in Ohio

    I find I am smiling more often, breathe more deeply, that my shoulders are down rather than hunched up and forward, and I’m more relaxed. My mind is often a little less jumpy.

    I’ve started to try to connect gratitude with my exercise, using affirmations, hoping to make it less likely that I will skip it or see it as a chore, but instead to enjoy the exercise, and that gratitude will be even more connected with my body.

    I last felt gratitude this morning. I get up and look out at the day, and there is always something for which to feel grateful. This morning it was the sound of school children going past my house and the familiar laughter and their voices. It was foggy this morning, which is lovely with the leaves changing to fall colors. I stepped outside briefly to dump yesterday’s coffee grounds on the lawn, and I hear the crickets still singing, and it is a comforting autumn sound. I brewed my coffee and have been enjoying it while reading the lovely posts by others here, and you made me smile with the things you share, and I feel connected, almost like there is a delicate spider web around the globe, from the Netherlands to California.

    1 year ago
  20. Nelson

    I resumed taking hot yoga classes last week. Most yoga studios in my area are still closed except one. I missed practicing. After my first class back, I got present to how my body is still healthy and mobile. My immune system is still strong. I’m fit. Amidst the pandemic, I’m very thankful for my health.

    1 year ago
  21. L
    Lee Anne

    I had polio as a child and became a professional dancer because of it. I was healed. I had epilepsy, too, and was healed. My mother had blood poisoning when I was in her womb. It was a miracle I was born especially since she aborted my twin sister not knowing there were two of us. Yet I was born whole and healthy. I carry a propensity for alcoholism, but I drink no more. My aches and pains from dance injuries and a wound on my brain from the attempted abortion create challenges for my 78-year-old body. But, I am grateful for every one of them. I can walk, bend, stretch, choosing to write my books and paint my paintings and listen to the woes of others instead of focusing on my pain. Every fiber of my being is grateful every day for I was given the blessing of life. 🤗🌺🌸

    1 year ago
    1. pkr

      Lee Anne, thank you for sharing. I admire your attitude, it is truly beautiful & remarkable given all you have gone thru. God bless You.🙏❤️🙏

      1 year ago
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        Lee Anne

        Thank you! I send bunches and bunches of blessings to you this day and every day. 😇💓

        1 year ago
    2. Cintia

      Lee Anne

      Thank you so much for your words! Touched my heart in deep fraternal love.
      I’m feeling so blessing in read it.
      Big and graterful hug!

      1 year ago
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        Lee Anne

        Cintia, thank you for your ‘big and grateful’ hug! 🤗

        1 year ago
    3. Holly in Ohio

      I’m grateful you are here, too! You just gave me a big smile! ☺🌸

      1 year ago
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        Lee Anne

        ♥️ Thank you, Holly!

        1 year ago
  22. EJP

    Gratefulness wraps around the heart and provides a feeling of warmth and protection, an experience I feel often

    1 year ago
  23. M
    Michelle

    When I pause to be grateful, I take a deep slow breath without even realizing it and then gaze out as I exhale. I am thankful for a pause

    1 year ago
  24. sunnypatti48317

    It’s a hard to describe feeling of lightness. Lightness physically as well as spiritually. It’s like experiencing or witnessing a miracle. Whether it be my body being physically tired from whatever I’ve just done (surfing, yoga, walking, gardening/yardwork), or just “being.” Like when I’m meditating or in savasana at the end of a yoga practice. It just feels good! And the last time I felt this? Yesterday while surfing, and again this morning while meditating 🙂

    1 year ago
    1. Patricia

      I’ve been thinking of you, sunnypatti, as I watch the news about the oil spill in CA, and I wondered if this was near to you. My heart breaks for the ocean, the birds and fish and for the short-sightedness of humanity.

      1 year ago
      1. sunnypatti48317

        The oil spill is upsetting to me, too. While I’m in South Carolina (good call, Michele!), it breaks my heart as well, and I hope it can be cleaned up despite the damage already done.

        1 year ago
        1. Patricia

          My apologies for locating you on the wrong coast, sunnypatti !

          1 year ago
      2. Michele

        She lives in one of the Carolinas, I believe South Carolina:)

        1 year ago
        1. Patricia

          Ooops!

          1 year ago
      3. Holly in Ohio

        Mine, too. 🐟🐟🐟🐬🐳🐋🐠🐡🦞🦀💙

        1 year ago
  25. Kevin

    For me, this is a multilayered question because it depends on which parts of my body I am focusing. Overall, I am grateful to be alive and to be able to continue to feel my way through every living day. But as a person coping with severe lower back pain (bilateral S.I. Joint dysfunction) it’s sometimes very difficult to feel much else besides nagging and at times debilitating pain.

    1 year ago
  26. Christine

    Oh, yes I can feel that. But describe? It is almost impossible. Every morning I wake up with a grateful feeling because of the good sleep I had and because of the new day ahead. I feel my breath. Maybe I can describe it as “happy and healthy breathing”.

    1 year ago

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