Healing by Gratitude

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Greet the day with a smile and a whisper of thanks.

Those who have the ability to be grateful are the ones who have the ability to achieve greatness.” ― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Got no checkbooks, got no banks. Still I’d like to express my thanks – I’ve got the sun in the mornin’ and the moon at night.” ― Irving Berlin

“[Gratitude] turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity…it makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” ― Melody Beattie

When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” ― Maya Angelou

Just an observation: it is impossible to be both grateful and depressed. Those with a grateful mindset tend to see the message in the mess. And even though life may knock them down, the grateful find reasons, if even small ones, to get up.” ― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.” ― Anthony Robbins

Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.” ― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

In the end, maybe it’s wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia\

Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.” ― Maya Angelou, Celebrations: Rituals of Peace and Prayer

Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” ― Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose

Forget yesterday – it has already forgotten you. Don’t sweat tomorrow – you haven’t even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift – today.” ― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

God gave you a gift of 84,600 seconds today. Have you used one of them to say thank you?” ― William Arthur Ward

When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.” ― G.K. Chesterton

Eucharisteo—thanksgiving—always precedes the miracle.” ― Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are

An attitude of gratitude brings great things.” ― Yogi Bhajan

A grateful mindset can set you free from the prison of disempowerment and the shackles of misery.” ― Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

Quotes from GoodReads

Extra Resources

Gratitude Journal

Grounded in Gratitude

Gratitude Board

 Bruce Sallan’s Seven Attitudes of Gratitude

Grounded in Gratitude

Seems fitting, this  month of November, to start my blog with an attitude of gratitude. I want  the foundation of my life, and this blog, to be love and thankfulness.  Some practices which are helping me:

1. A daily practice of writing down three things for which I am grateful. I jot them down in my journal, numbering them as I go. Some days I see more than three, others I struggle for one. Perspective is a fickle friend. The harder I have to look clues me into how far I have strayed from my heart.  At A Holy Experience, Ann Voskamp gives you prompts if you get stuck.

Random three:

86. a day begun with rain

61. balloons filled with helium

62. eyelashes for fluttering butterfly kisses

2. Taking a daily picture has also helped me see the beauty of my life. Some prompts here if needed.

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My name is sprinkles. An art piece begun.

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Sunlight piercing through clouds.                                 A backpack, oven-mitt wearing toddler.

3. Breathe. Taking the time to draw a breath helps me ground and remember what is most valuable. The present moment. I Rest here.

My November Pinterest Board