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13 results for 'gratitude'

Gratitude: The Secret Key to Happiness

By melanie jean juneau, published on Feb 25, 2014

... joyful. Afterall that is what everyone from cognitive therapists to priests during sermons to self help gurus keep trying to get through our heads. When we are thankful and grateful, we are happier and more content. Period.

I even read a book, written by a monk, that claims that gratitude is the key to opening the door to the spiritual life. I have discovered that this is true. So come with me. Stop for a moment and think of just a few of the hundreds of things that you are grateful for and join us with a gratitude list of your own.I will help get your mind moving in the right ... (more)

Tags: gratitude, thankfulness

What Are You Proud Of ?

By Barbara MacDonald , published on Dec 26, 2013

... making certain values paramount in the way you walk through life. In some ways, it makes reaching decisions much easier. The term " my pride would not allow me to do that " talks to us of this understanding.

When seen in this positive sense, it also should tell us to be mindful of all the gifts we have been blessed with to be able to create and learn from our actions. When we fully recognize this and accept our blessings with humility., gratitude seems a more appropriate choice than pride.

"Generosity is giving more than you can, and taking less than you need" Kahlil Gibran


Tags: humility, values, gratitude, pride

Gratitude Quotes

By melanie jean juneau, published on Nov 15, 2013

"When it comes to life, the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude"

G.K. Chesterton


Tags: gratitude, grateful

Eternal Gratitude

By Barbara MacDonald , published on Mar 13, 2013


My parched soul longing

Finding strength within this blessing

Eradicating all repentance

Discovering the eternal fountain of life...

The earth shuddered

Shaking to awaken my soul

The swell of tears released

Surrendered to God's love...

I float on this river

Blessed by abundant love

Embraced by His grace

Cleansed of all burdens...

Eagerly accepting this gift

Breathing benevolence

Transformed wings of joy

Eternal gratitude given birth to...


Tags: gifts, life, grace, storms, joy, gratitude, thirst

I Believe

By Barbara MacDonald , published on Dec 1, 2012

I am in a place of such gratitude that I thought I wanted to share this . I know life can be difficult and there are times where we may want to just give up or give in...but please remember you have so much more strength than you may know...

The last couple of weeks I have had surgery on my vision over the years has gotten worse and worse and I was told years ago that I may not be able to read at some point in time. I have never spoken about this as I prefer always to focus on the positive and seldom will mention any problems I have had in life. The reason my vision was... (more)

Tags: life, challenges, faith, grace, gratitude, vision, ms

Stop. Look. Listen. Give Thanks.

By melanie jean juneau, published on Nov 22, 2012

...or work for this state of contemplation because they are without guile, prior opinions or expectations; they are open and look with trust, ready to absorb the love, joy and peace that envelopes them.Children are grateful for everything.

I, too, can learn to live in a constant state of gratitude and thankfulness. Even if I were to live in the midst of a concrete jungle, I could at least stop for a moment, look up and give thanks. I simply need to remind myself to glance upwards, above my little busy world and enjoy the sky. The sky alone is an extravagant present that continually... (more)

Tags: gratitude, little things, thankfukness

Touch Is Truth

By Barbara MacDonald , published on Aug 10, 2012

You can not hideWhen you touchClothed or unclothedTruth lives thereAll pretentious thoughtsDrift away in the silenceExposedLeaving usOnly love in all it'sRaw, vulnerable, sacredExistenceFalling to my kneesAgain vulnerable, raw , transparentThanking my God forWhat love has createdIn awe of the power ofLife and love....Sacred truth...Humbled by whatLife has blessed us with...“The naked truth is always better than the best dressed lie”The highest truth cannot be put into words. - Lao tzu.


Tags: love, truth, touch, vulnerable, wisdom, gratitude


By Barbara MacDonald , published on Mar 13, 2012 be right.Yes, the day has worn youYes, your mistakes have been manyremember though all the smilesthat have blessed your journeythe hands that have held you tenderlythe prayers made on your behalfthe ears that have listened....Acquisition this infinite graceand say a "forgotten" thank you.Gratitude which flows beyondany darkness that life can deliverCount the stars which have lit you waythe birds which have sung your songthe waves which flow with your breathCount unexpected laughtergrace which was undeservedEmbrace all that still need your lightthe hungry, the sick, the helpless count... (more)

Tags: poetry, faith, hope, darkness, light, strength, gratitude


By Philip F. Harris, published on Nov 12, 2011

...and oftentimes block the Universe from manifesting your vision. Do not get caught in the mental trap of “I want it and this is how it must come.” The Universe is very resourceful.

There is another key step in this process and I would refer you to my other article, “The Power of Gratitude” posted on Gather. Now that you “have,” be grateful. Let the Universe know that you appreciate the gift and are thankful for a Universe that is waiting and ready to meet all of your desires. Keep in mind that the Universe is not seeking gratitude, it really seeks nothing. But when... (more)

Tags: law of attraction, gratitude, visualization

The Power of Gratitude

By Philip F. Harris, published on Nov 11, 2011

In my book, "Jesus Taught It, Too: The Early Roots of the Law of Attraction," the importance of 'gratitude' as a key in the successful conscious use of the Law of Attraction is made clear.

In a polite society we say "thank you" after we receive a gift. While that is nice, it not exactly the way the Universe works. Many falter in the manifestation process because they believe that they do not already have what they want. After all, if you cannot see it or touch it, it is not there right? Wrong! Anything and everything that you could possibly want or desire is all around you. It is in... (more)

Tags: spirituality, law of attraction, gratitude

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