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  1. O.Christina

    Gratefulness towards the mysteries of life feels like the indwelling nature of all which is. To having been guided to realize this is a gift of sorts and a mystery in itself also, bowing humbly, echoing this and giving deep thanks from my heart to all. 🙏🙇❤️🙇🙏

    2 months ago
  2. Dolores Kazanjian

    Life itself is a miracle, and the practice of gratitude helps me to appreciate this so much more.
    Just a little while ago, I was talking about “The Biology of Belief: by Bruce Lipton. It is a fascinating account of the amazing intelligence of our cells. But it is also an account of his journey from non-believer to deep believer based on his observation of the miracle of life.

    3 months ago
  3. Pilgrim

    Gratefulness brings forth a consciousness of the gifts of life … unexpected kindnesses and possibilities, and sometimes much needed or appreciated surprises on a particular day.

    3 months ago
  4. Yram

    It makes me humble in knowing that my purpose in life is to fulfill a missing piece. I don’t know if the mysteries ever fully get answered. It also helps me stay grounded in the moment. Someone, yesterday, had the comment “try not to get ahead of the unfolding”. Gratitude seems to do that.

    3 months ago
  5. Nannette

    I am working at making gratefulness a part of me…and thus a part of my life. I am by nature a constant worrier- if I can just stop and look around and see all that I am and all that I have…be grateful and just be (Stop, Look, Go)…life is then better and whatever mysteries it beholds will enter and I can accept and move on. This question at first perplexed me..but writing seemed to make it clearer…and give me something to think about! Have a good Sunday one and all.

    3 months ago
  6. Carol

    Gratefulness frames my picture of life. It creates the perspective from which I live my life story. It nurtures willingness and rewards me with insight. It helps me go with and become an instrument of the flow. It helps me roll with the punches and live my questions.

    3 months ago
    1. Nannette

      Carol, I had to reply to your question from yesterday regarding Natchitoches! Yes, we are on our way to La. We go to an area called Butte La Rose…right on a bayou. Nothing special or out of the ordinary but we like it. We also go to the St. Bernard area – not far from New Orleans…but the past few years word of robbery and murders have scared us away (but that is crazy in a way!!). We have certainly heard of Natchitoches but have not been there….I will see if we can check it out and Thank you!! That had to be a very big change from La. to Ks. I can tell your heart loves your home of Natchitoches. I will be thinking of you on our journey in La. We head there tomorrow!

      3 months ago
  7. Charlie T

    Practicing gratitude, helps to free me,
    from the internal wants, needs, and desires.
    When I am more content, I am able
    to look at the world around me and
    get out of my inner world of attachment,
    desire, and clinging. At least for a moment.
    As for the mysteries, I still ask “why” a lot.
    There are so many things that I don’t
    understand.

    3 months ago
  8. Michele

    With Death being one of the mysteries of life, gratefulness helps me by focusing on the present and appreciate all that I do have.

    3 months ago
  9. Laura

    Gratefulness helps me appreciate the fact of just being here. I leave the mysteries to the Divine.

    3 months ago
  10. devy

    My gratefulness lets my focus on the now, what is surrounding me at the time , look at what things in a way that create wonder and appreciation.

    3 months ago
  11. Joseph McCann

    The quote of the day sort of sums it up. “Freed from the burden of unbridled desires, we can enjoy what we have, what we have attained, and appreciate the familiar.” Philip Gulley.

    3 months ago
  12. Avril

    As we all know, practicing gratefulness makes the ordinary extraordinary. My gratefulness for this gratefulness contemplation routine injects my morning with a pleasant anticipation. Going deeper it also makes the unpleasantness and the unexplainable feel purposeful. Gratefulness makes me feel held and loved. When I pause and gratefully reflect on my oneness with All, I may even notice often the curveballs come with warning.

    3 months ago
    1. Laura

      Avril, your post made me think of something I just read this morning: Whatever it is you’re seeking won’t come in the form you’re expecting. — Haruki Murakami

      3 months ago
  13. L
    Lovely Poppy

    I tend to focus on the negatives when the going is bad, which makes it hard to see the good things in life. Gratefulness reminds me of all the blessings I have in life even when I can’t appreciate it in the moment.

    Things I am grateful for today: my new job, my decent haircut (finally found a hairdresser that suits me!), cars that give way so I can cross the road, my friends, my family, my health

    3 months ago
    1. Carol

      Lovely Poppy, I relate! A good hairdresser is such a blessing!

      3 months ago
    2. Joseph McCann

      Always a good thing when vehicles yield the right of way to pedestrians Lovely Poppy!

      3 months ago
  14. EJP

    Gratefulness enables me to accept the uncertainties and mysteries of life by seeing them openly and appreciating their lessons.

    3 months ago
  15. Antoinette

    The constant in life is change! Gratefulness helps me appreciate changes in life by accepting with an open heart. I can give a personal example, knowing full well you all have experiences with changing things in life!
    The oldest of my three boys just left today not long after my youngest left for a year in the military.
    I wrote here, a while back about my idea of this so called empty nesters syndrome and how I feared it.
    Today I feel at peace and it’s due to being able to have an actual method of letting go that I’m truly able to be grateful and not just fake it till I make it!
    I truly feel grateful- I feel great and full all at the same time and no I haven’t even had breakfast! 😂
    By having an actual method the cup disappears and there is no need to judge it as being half full or halfway empty! I’m truly grateful and amazed and blessed.
    I love you and you love me ! Thank you .

    3 months ago
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