I am gratefulPosted: September 5, 2012
Everything is a gift. Grateful living is a celebration of the universal give-and-take of life, a limitless yes to belonging.
~ David Steindl-Rast
I am grateful for the early morning mist and the golden light that turns the dew into jewels.
I am grateful for my legs and feet because they carry me on my morning walks.
I am grateful for sunbeams.
Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.
~ Karl Barth
I am grateful for the coolness of the morning air.
I am grateful for the beauty that surrounds me, beauty that is always there. I only have to look.
I am grateful for my home, the little piece of Earth I live on, the meadows, the woods, the garden, and the pond. I am grateful to be who I am, where I am, right here, right now.
I am grateful for all the love in my life. I am grateful for Life.
I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.
~ G. K. Chesterton
And I am grateful for all of you. Your visits, your likes, and your comments. Thank you.
I move through my day-to-day life with a sense of appreciation and gratitude that comes from knowing how fortunate I truly am and how unearned all that I am thankful for really is. To have this perspective in my everyday consciousness is in itself a gift, for it leads to feeling “graced,” or blessed, each time… Every time I see beauty around me I appreciate what I am seeing, and simultaneously I have this sense of appreciation — for being alive to have this particular moment.
~ Jean Shinoda Bolen