Gratitude is the heart's memory
"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what
we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into
acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can
turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger
into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings
peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow."
~ Melody Beattie
Submitted by John Moser
Gratitude is the vision that seeks the gift
and recognizes how gifted we are.
This vision has always been recognized
as a core experience of spirituality
Just as you are grateful
you did not answer all those knocks of opportunity,
be grateful that god did not answer all your prayers
For most of us gratitude is
a recognition of all we have been given,
and the honest appraisal of the gifts
It’s amazing the program teaches you
to be grateful for the good,
bad and the ugly of one’s past
There is no such thing as gratitude unexpressed.
If it is unexpressed, it is plain, old-fashioned ingratitude.
- Robert Brault’
The perfect day—
to wake up in gratitude
and to go to sleep in peace
gratitude is heaven itself -William Blake
Service and gratitude
are ingredients in humble pie
(c) Tuchy Palmieri 5/16/11
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