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  1. O.Christina

    Gratitude changes all of what is perceived. In this moment, I am with a dear friend and later I will meet my father who is 93 years of age and has found another partner after my mother died 2 years ago. Me and my sisters are happy with him and grateful that they have met and feel for each other, that they enjoy each others company and as well their individual needs when being on their own again also. It makes me happy to see him happy, and it calms me, as I know I would worry much more otherwise about him. Gratefulness warms my heart and theirs also. It does not lessen my love for my mother while in the mean time, it enriches the moment with the love given.

    8 months ago
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    Maria

    being grateful right now is allowing me to take a pause in the day and really reflect on everything i have accomplished so far. sometimes i get so wrapped up in my own mind and work that i forget how far i have come!

    8 months ago
    1. Carol

      I relate!

      8 months ago
  3. Joan

    Gratitude in this moment helps me slow down and celebrate a deep inhalation and exhalation, the power and the miracle of the breath, and the awareness that the Me inside me is observing and celebrating my breath.

    8 months ago
  4. Hot Sauce

    Being grateful right now is helping me to see that everything I am experiencing in each moment is an opportunity to grow in knowledge and wisdom.

    8 months ago
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    MemoPC

    I didn’t get the coffee gene and seem to be
    sensitive to too much caffeine in my system so I get to be grateful coffee doesn’t stain my teeth 😂.
    Seriously gratitude always helps me see
    that things could be worse.
    Whatever I am struggling with shifting my attention to gratitude always gives me a boost. It doesn’t change the details but it reinvents my mind.

    8 months ago
    1. Carol

      Love it…”Whatever I am struggling with shifting my attention to gratitude always gives me a boost. It doesn’t change the details but it reinvents my mind.”

      8 months ago
  6. Don Jones

    It fuels an awakening. What, after all, is Awakening, Enlightenment, Realisation? Awakening from what? Enlightenment as to what? Realisation of what?It is waking up from all my dreams and imaginings and preconceptions, becoming enlightened as to the given facts, realising what I clearly am in my first-hand experience right now. It is being perfectly honest to myself about myself, at last. It is having the courage and effrontery, even the idiocy – to go by what I see, instead of by what I am told. It is questioning all mental habits and conventional assumptions, however common-sensible or sanctified. It is total open-mindedness, transparency, simplicity, and taking nothing for granted. In one word, it is discovery.What is to be discovered is my own nature. Who am I? Only I am in a position to find out, because everyone else is elsewhere, off-centre. Only I can investigate what it is to be me.

    8 months ago
  7. Sinda

    If I can help my mind just with the right coping skills, I might be as happy then, as I am now

    8 months ago
  8. Kylee

    I have a note on my desk that says “I HAVE to” which is crossed out and it says “I GET to” I always seem to be overwhelmed with the amount of things on my to do list each day. But really its simple. I get to go to work, I get to do the dishes, I get to go grocery shopping, I get to pay my bills etc. That mindset has changed my view immensely.

    8 months ago
    1. Michele

      Thanks for this awesome reminder 😊

      8 months ago
  9. Chester

    On a tight schedule today with family vacation activities and tempting to focus on the limited time, schedule and concerns with getting off schedule – however, so much to be grateful for in this moment – in a warm room, surrounded by family in the mountains – will work to retain this perspective (while still trying to stay on schedule!).

    8 months ago
  10. Samuel

    I suffer from chronic A-fib. It gets a little more debilitating as the days pass. Waiting for some needed surgery gets a little harder as the days pass. But I have found that a sense of gratitude for the fact that my condition COULD BE so much worse (life-threatening instead of simply debilitating)
    allows me to maintain a better attitude and to better cope with the daily trials of living with it than when I slip into a “poor me, why me?” attitude. That only serves to magnify the problem, not to deal with it. Gratitude is indeed a wonderful salve for Life’s sorest hurts and trials…

    8 months ago
  11. Charlie T

    Practicing gratitude is my attempt to have more balance in my perception. My brain automatically goes to struggle, suffering, and conflict. When I really do this practice, I sometimes feel like I’m filling my heart with appreciation, beauty, and love. I’m glad to see other people here have so much gratitude for coffee. I have felt a little silly for my love of coffee, but I see I’m not alone. I have meditated on it and thought of every step, every person, every process that it went through to get to me. There’s so many people and phenomena to be grateful for.

    8 months ago
  12. Patricia

    In this very moment? I’m grateful for heat in our northwoods home. Yes, winter is long and I’m looking out at snow still piled everywhere. I am weary of it, but grateful that I have shelter, and live with a man I love in a place where my heart is at home.

    8 months ago
  13. alara

    I am lost in words here. Thankfulness is me looking out and appreciating. Gratefulness is given to me – a gift. It speaks to my heart and floods my being.

    8 months ago
  14. Holly in Ohio

    I love the morning when a new day is before me. I hope to make the most of this day.

    8 months ago
  15. Carol

    I live with a sense of gratitude but it never hurts to pause and voice it. It’s a good way to start each day.

    8 months ago
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