Saturday Nov 05, 2011

Gratitude: A State of Grace

eden maxwell
Feeling Gratitude

Gratitude is a state of grace.

Whenever I feel gratitude, which is many times a day, it’s a moment for prayer, for thanksgiving. The feeling is the prayer, no need for words.

Here’s a beautiful and apt quote from Melodie Beattie:

“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.”

Eden,

This is a beautiful and useful post. I like looking at Gratitude as a prayer of thanksgiving.

And, in the Melodie Beattie quote, to see gratitude as a key that unlocks the doors (of perception).

Thanks for this prayer of gratitude,  Eden.

Janet Riehl

Posted by Janet Riehl on 11/06 at 05:14 PM.

Thank you Janet.

Gratitude: no need for years of devotion and ceremony to some belief system.

Gratitude is direct, powerful, and mindful—which adds up to a state of awareness from which one can experience a life of fulfillment.

Posted by Eden on 11/06 at 05:49 PM.

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