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It turns into a Graceful act.
Thank you for your inspiration. I just changed direction, if allowed and welcome and found the journal area where I will practice the Gratefulness practice daily from today onward. I am grateful for this possibility and hope it will be ok this way. You are totally right, and especially your comment, dear Erich, brought to my awareness that too often, underlying feelings of guilt need to be transformed. I was not aware of this possibility to transform this with the heart`s touch and gratefulness. Thank you all for your helpful posts. It really took a while to understand this. I would like to kindly say thank you for your patience and would like to ask for your understanding to have needed some more time to adapt. It just was not easy for me and took a little while. Thank you all.
Something I have been reflecting on lately is the idea of turning guilt into gratitude. I saw a cartoon online years ago of a person running late to meet somebody and saying either, “Sorry I am so late,” or “Thank you for waiting for me.”
A lot of my relationships are filled with guilt at the moment. Being on the receiving end of that guilt is very unfulfilling. Expressing gratitude actualizes it for both the person hearing it and the person saying it.
Erich, I’ve never thought about the difference between the two responses before, and the thank you response is so much better. I’m going to keep that in mind for future use. Thanks for sharing.
I agree, I like the 2nd response better too and will try to remember that, although I’m the one who is always early and on time, lol.
Expressing gratitude is contagious. Words put out into the Universe are powerful. Why not make that “contagion” uplifting, happy, delightful, joyful, appreciative, positive.
As many have already said “it is a ripple”. I want to make that ripple of gratitude & joy into a tidal wave. 🙏🏻✨❤️
Maybe connecting at a “heart level” with love and compassion and perhaps dropping aversion to challenging events just a little bit?
It lets people know how I feel about them and or my outlook on life .
The web of connection with the person is strengthened and the community at large is built up. Expressing gratitude from the heart makes everything better!
The world is better, another person’s life is better, and my life is better. Gratitude is love and is contagious in the very best of ways.
is sent out into the world. ♥
It’s uplifting…Who doesn’t appreciate being appreciated?
A circle is completed & thus expands outward in a ripple effect~~ gift given, received, acknowledged & thus multiplied in & through others.
Thanks for your “ripple effect” verbiage. Very helpful!!
When we express gratitude we’re sharing the experience, the feeling….pass it on.
Ooh, this is a good one. I am a member of Unity. The fifth principle is through thoughts words and actions we live the truth that we know. It’s boots on the ground. I strive to express gratitude daily. Whether it’s in my journal or directly to another. Without expression it’s a nice sentiment. That’s alright, but, it doesn’t impact the world if I keep it to myself. Lord knows, the world needs more tangible positivity.
dear Avril . . .♥
When I express gratitude it keeps me centered in the present and the people I encounter have been seen and heard. Many times that is all that is needed to uplift another being. Gratitude to others spreads kindness, love and compassion, a thing that this world needs more of.
Words have power. When I express gratitude, those words offer a vitality of their own to not only lift me but those around me.
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