Gratitude is the like the rays of the sun. It makes everything shine, our heart, the environment, as well as others. It puts a positive, realistic spin on everything. Gratitude buffers us against spiraling down into self-doubt, anxiety, and depression. It guards against sarcasm and cynicism. It keeps our head above water – soaking the rays of the sun. We can practice gratitude at any time – grateful for the next breath, grateful for the next step, grateful for the next thought, and grateful for the next word. Feeling gratitude is like Tinkerbell’s magic dust that makes everything magically sparkle, including our heart and mind.
Several posts ago I wrote about forgiveness. Forgiveness and gratitude share the same spectrum regarding outlook or attitude. Forgiveness opens the heart by dissolving scars of hurt that made us tight and irritable. With a […]
Soon another year is coming to an end. We are continually moving closer to our death. Often we do not recognize this fact of life and death. For many of us, there is some confidence […]
Our default position whenever possible is forgiveness and gratitude. Forgiveness counters arrogance and ego. This moves us towards insight and wisdom. Gratitude opens our heart to compassion. Wisdom and compassion lead to the two bodies […]