Sunday, February 10, 2008

Sunday Quotes - Thoughts on Gratitude



Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful. ~ Buddah



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Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude. ~ Denis Waitely



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If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice. ~ Meister Eckhardt


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Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity.... It turns problems into gifts, failures into success, the unexpected into perfect timing, and mistakes into important events. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow. ~Melody Beattie


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Gratitude takes you out of your head and judgment.

… and when you give thanks, it takes you out of that mental place of right and wrong, good and bad, and puts you into your heart. When you get out of your mind level, even for a short time, it is possible for the Universe to work more directly with you.

Orin & DaBen through Sanaya Roman, from the book, Living With Joy
www.orindaben.com


5 comments:

SnoopMurph said...

I love quotes and gratitude is certainly something to remember to work on. I am always hoarding quotes and keeping them for my sidebars.

I added your Poem of the Week feature. It took a LOT of time before I hit the publish button! Thanks for that idea and I will look forward to reading your new one for the week!

Raven said...

I had fun searching up the quotes last night, though it was frustrating too because there were a couple of specific sources I wanted to quote and I couldn't find anything that worked.

I'm heading over now to see your poem of the week. Glad I was an inspiration. I'm sure it's as beautiful as all your writing.

SnoopMurph said...

Hi there-
I tagged you for a meme-see my blog for details....

Linda

bobbie said...

The "thank you" prayer by Eckhardt really got to me. And thank YOU for giving it to me. If you don't mind, I just might steal that to put on my blog.

Hi. I'm Bobbie. I'm just blog-hopping today, and found yours. I'm pretty new at this too.

Raven said...

Hi Bobbie,

I almost missed your kind words.

I'm glad you liked the Eckhardt quote. I think it was my favorite of the quotes, actually.

Please feel free to spread his wise words to more people.

Nice to meet you. Thanks for visiting my nest.