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Unfortunately, I’m not fully living gratefully quite yet. I still allow a dominant circumstance in my life to cause my heart to be restless.
In those moments that I allow myself to be fully embraced ingratitude I find joy and contentment. However, that is only achievable when I trust God in all things.
What I cherish is what I look out for so that has some momentum to action outwards. So for example I cherish the world so I am learning more about environmental issues and moving towards being useful in some small way in mitigating what we are doing to the planet.
Engage with humility and compassion
Living gratefully inspires me to spend my time focusing on happy and positive things instead of worry and sadness. It also puts me in the mindset to create more happy moments and gives me energy to overcome problems.
When I see the beauty of all creatures and of the ecosystems of the earth and find myself in a state of wonder at those, it inspires me to want to work for systemic change so that we do not destroy the amazing gift we currently have. I don’t know how, but I would really like to do something to help us move toward alternative energy and forms of technology that preserve life, rather than destroy it.
It is a little paradoxical. Living grateful is not something that I do – it is something I become. But it comes about by things that I do.
Makes me think that things might get better. A change in attitude may bring about changes in my conditions.
Living gratefully inspires me to engage in the world as I feel like I am more able to shine my light on the world and be the best version that I can be so I can be of help to those around me.
It allows me to be content when I’m not engaged in the world.
Gratitude practice opens us, like buds opening to flowers. Here at this site we watch the newbees come here, tightened up, and then start to bloom.
Living gratefully for me helps me to both give and receive. I’m able to give of myself in a more open, humble, and gentle way (i hope), and I am able to see and treasure many more of the gifts the world offers, but especially the gifts of people in all their different ways, in all their forms.
Living gratefully leads me to living in closer harmony on the Path led by the Divine. I walk more gently on the planet; my intuition is heightened & spot on; I listen with less reactions. Grace leads the Dance!
When I am aware of gratitude – how grateful I am – there seems to be a natural call & response that is involved. There is something to be said for simply “being” in the grateful moment, but after that, I feel called to invest it in the world around me in some small or larger way.
I am grateful for so many things but at this moment, I’m reflecting on the beautiful family and friends that have been placed in my life. We love one another and help each other to grow in love. Today i will try to do something that will strengthen those connections.
I notice more in my daily life when I’m grateful. Small things, large things, actions, words, a bird, a gesture of kindness — things that otherwise might go unobserved or noticed. My eyes and heart are more open.
The ‘Word of the Day’ “puts light” [ PSYCHICAL LIGHT of course, not the standard outer physical light sources ] to precisely how and what Grate-fulness IS as a function of our light-Love-Life giving Self as BE-ing-ness’s.
Word for the Day
It isn’t more light we need, it’s putting into practice what light we already have. When we do that, wonderful things will happen within our lives and within our world.
Having a gratitude practice encourages engagement with others just by the simple fact, in my opinion, that being grateful reminds us that we are a part of something larger than ourselves. Being grateful puts us in better alignment with God and the universe and mother nature, which brings about natural compassion for the self and others. It seems like a natural occurrence to me… living grateful leads to more engagement with the world around us. I like it!
Everything & everyone looks brighter & more beautiful when I’m focused on gratefulness. Crisper colors, cherished talents, even a celebration of “quirks” that would’ve sent me running in previous days.
Gratefulness invites me to be filled with Grace and to extend it to others which is something I’m truly focusing on these days. When I extend grace my heart opens & my mindset is altered. Good stuff!
Living gratefully allows me to look at all the positive aspects of living, what I have, what others don’t have and perhaps share more the positive thoughts or material things that I have.
Grateful living inspires me to share my many blessings and to teach others around me the joy of living with daily gratitude.
Living gratefully energizers me to open up to whatever is happening and a willingness to be of service in any way I’m able. It also aides in connecting me to love and truth at every moment.
Living gratefully brings with it its own energy. And with that energy comes a greater capacity to remain engaged with life all around me.
Living gratefully inspires me to engage on this website for over 3 yrs now. I’ve grown and learned a lot from many of the participants with their reflections. Very inspiring.
Goodmorning dear friends. today we have the longest day of the year with 17 hours of light here in the Netherlands. ☀️ I love the light.
About the question……I like to share a quote.
“A person however learned and qualified in his life’s work in whom gratitude is absent, is devoid of that beauty of character which makes personality fragant.” Sufi Inayat Khan.
Gratitude seems to encourage reciprocity. When grateful I am attuned to my dependence on others. Keenly aware of the natural ways I am engaged in a free exchange of mutual benefits that make life possible. This brings me to show my gratitude through action and empathy. The two are important as one fulfills the tangible and the other the energetic bearing. As I have said before it is akin to behaving as a good guest.
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