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  1. Malag

    I don’t sense that it has. Yes there are feelings of contentment in the moment and an anchoring; a warm feeling. Is this “happy”? It’s more pertinent for me to say it helps in experiencing a freedom from unhappiness. 

    2 years ago
  2. d
    dcdeb

    When i acknowledge my gratitudes to my email group.

    2 years ago
  3. s
    sb

    Every time I am grateful, a warm fuzzy feeling of happiness/contentment comes with it. Whenever I stop to think of being grateful, it brings that opportunity to stop the hustle and bustle of an over-busy life and to notice and realise happiness. Sometimes happiness is there but hidden, and you need to pause and acknowledge and enjoy it. Thankfully, this website always prompts me to stop and be both grateful and happy.

    2 years ago
  4. Chester

    Today I’m feeling a bit bogged down by opportunity given my focusing on the deadlines inherent in those opportunities. Gratefully centered indeed is a much happier place to be. Will pivot a bit more toward gratitude to let a little more happiness shine in.

    2 years ago
  5. O.Christina

    Today, and yesterday, being grateful and happy for some smiles, for kindness, for some relaxed moments, some attempts to verify if truth speaks, and for this lovely day together with some friends. Looking outside the window, being grateful for brother sun warming this day today, my heart smiles.

    2 years ago
  6. Mica

    When reading today’s quote and being so so grateful about knowing Brother David so well 🙂

    2 years ago
  7. Toni

    Yesterday I broke my glasses and I am grateful for an old pair. So I am happy to be able to function until Tuesday when the process of a new pair can begin after the Memorial Day weekend. I can manage until I get 20 20 vision back. I see happiness as a matter of degree on a scale of 1-10 and gratitude as homeostasis some where in the middle for balance.

    2 years ago
  8. Holly in Ohio

    I look at gratitude like exercise. If I exercise just once, it doesn’t make me fit in a day. It is something I need to practice each day to be strong. In the beginning, practicing gratitude just gave me momentary relief from the painful thoughts in my mind, but today, each day I am grateful, I am happy, no matter what is happening in the world or around me. Some souls here are still struggling with grief or depression. Just keep at it, my friends! Gratitude is practicing your vision of the good and beautiful things that are happening. Let your practice help you to feel it and know it is there always.
    Peace.

    2 years ago
    1. d
      dcdeb

      Thanks!

      2 years ago
  9. SK

    When I feel grateful that my enough is enough; when I feel a genuine and authentic contentment that what I see and hear and feel is all a gift from God; when I feel the earth beneath my feet yet I can gaze into infinity- that makes me happy. I am not alone.

    2 years ago
  10. L
    Lauryn

    Every time I am grateful, I am happy.

    2 years ago
  11. Cathie

    Every time I focus on being grateful for something in life or life itself, a deep joy spreads within (and hopefully to those outside too:)
    This awareness of gratefulness and joy that is the fruit of that awareness unseats any “itchy” feelings that may have crept into my consciousness .

    2 years ago
  12. Y
    Yram

    Well said. I like the word “content”. Thanks

    2 years ago
  13. Carol

    I would not choose the word “happy.” “Content” works better for me and being grateful breeds contentment in me–a realization that “All is well” no matter what my circumstance. Br. David’s quote today about prayer expresses the feeling of contentment I have when I practice gratefulness. It’s more about being whole than being happy. “Prayer is not sending in an order and expecting it to be fulfilled. Prayer is attuning yourself to the life of the world, to love, the force that moves the sun and the moon and the stars.”

    2 years ago
  14. Carla

    A heart full of gratitude always trickles like ripples in moving water into an external smile, whether masked or unmasked. 🙂 it is boundless. Thus I cultivate a grateful heart, daily.

    This Memorial Day weekend, I Thank you Veterans & remember the countless thousands who never returned home.

    2 years ago
    1. Michele

      Yes, thank you for mentioning that – time to change the garden flag.

      2 years ago
    2. Holly in Ohio

      Thank you for mentioning that, Carla. I am thinking of my father and many dear friends who served and sacrificed. I am truly grateful for their service.

      2 years ago
  15. DeVonna

    Oh my friends…today I am grateful. I’ll tell you why…

    Yesterday, after 22 yrs of searching and praying, I found out my father’s name. I was able to find his death notice from the newspaper, he had passed in 2011. BUT I have four siblings!! Two brothers and two sisters…this is incredible! Through some sleuthing on the internet I was able to make contact with my sister yesterday. Friends, I am no longer an orphan… my heart broke as she and I connected and last night my brother called me. We spoke for an hour. Again, unbelievable. They have been shocked, but kind and welcoming. It has exceeded all my hopes and expectations to be connected to my blood family for the first time in my 57 years. I am humbled and oh so grateful. Had to share!

    2 years ago
    1. Michele

      tears of joy for you DeVonna!

      2 years ago
    2. Anna

      Wonderful DeVonna! I am happy for you.

      2 years ago
    3. sunnypatti48317

      DeVonna, this is so beautiful and wonderful!

      2 years ago
    4. Y
      Yram

      Enjoy your discovery and the peace and closure it brings! What am amazing story. Hugs

      2 years ago
    5. Toni

      How wonderful for you and your siblings! Glad to hear this great news!

      2 years ago
    6. Christine

      Dear DeVonna, this is great news. What a wonderful sharing. Thank you. 💞🙏💐

      2 years ago
    7. Serafina

      Such wonderful news…what an amazing discovery. Thank you for sharing your joy with us. Blessings to you all.

      2 years ago
      1. Holly in Ohio

        Dear DeVonna, I am so happy for you!

        2 years ago
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