At the end of the day …. “Gratitude”!!


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~~September 1, 2014~~ 

THE ONE DAY THAT WAS GIVEN TO YOU TODAY

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As I sit and wonder about today, I look back. I can see all that I have …. my life, a home, my family, my health, my education, my profession, had good job and now a good pension, my community, food, a future to look forward to and so much more!

Sure there are bumps, stepping stones and setbacks. Sometimes it feels that it will never end. You see the storm coming and you live through it.

I can see, I can hear, I can feel!

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“Gratitude, thankfulness, gratefulness, or appreciation is a feeling or attitude in acknowledgment of a benefit that one has received or will receive. The experience of gratitude has historically been a focus of several world religions, and has been considered extensively by moral philosophers such as Adam Smith.

The systematic study of gratitude within psychology only began around the year 2000, possibly because psychology has traditionally been focused more on understanding distress rather than understanding positive emotions. The study of gratitude within psychology has focused on the understanding of the short term experience of the emotion of gratitude (state gratitude), individual differences in how frequently people feel gratitude (trait gratitude), and the relationship between these two aspects.”

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gratitude

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https://hrexach.wordpress.com/2014/08/03/at-the-end-of-the-day-the-hidden-miracles/

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I have used the following video a few times. I don’t get tired of it. I think the message it conveys is so precise and comforting that I would like to share it again. 

If you have seen it, forgive me for repeating it. If you haven’t, please, do not miss it. 

Nature. Beauty. Gratitude.

~~Louie Schwartzberg~~

~~Published on Nov 22, 2012~~

Stunning time-lapse photography, accompanied by powerful words from Benedictine monk Brother David Steindl-Rast.

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~Taken from Ted.com~

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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To start the day …. Be grateful!!


~~July 13, 2014~~

“This is the key to life: To expect everything to be given to you from above, yet to be genuinely surprised and forever grateful, when they are. Expecting all good things to be yours, while not knowing how to take anything for granted. If there may be a key in life, this is the key.”
~~C. JoyBell C.~~

“As we learn to give thanks for all of life and death, for all of this given world of ours, we find a deep joy. It is the joy of trust, the joy of faith in the faithfulness at the heart of all things. It is the joy of gratefulness in touch with the fullness of life.” 
~~David Steindl-RastGratefulness, The Heart Of Prayer: An Approach To Life In Fullness~~

The hard truth is, the life thing moments happen. They are the details, the surprises, the every now and again “dang it” moments that are necessary for you to be able to appreciate good times and accomplish greater things.”
~~Jaha Knight39 Day Lifescape-Become a Better You~~

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~~Gratitude~~

Louie Schwartzberg at TEDxSF

~~Uploaded on Jun 11, 2011~~

Nature’s beauty can be easily missed — but not through Louie Schwartzberg’s lens. His stunning time-lapse photography, accompanied by powerful words from Benedictine monk Brother David Steindl-Rast, serves as a meditation on being grateful for every day. (Filmed at TEDxSF.)

Learn more about Louie and Moving Art at http://www.movingart.com.

Louie Schwartzberg is an award-winning cinematographer, director and producer who captures breathtaking images that celebrate life — revealing connections, universal rhythms, patterns and beauty.

Louie’s notable career spans feature films, television shows, commercials and documentaries. He won two Clio Awards for TV advertising, including best environmental broadcast spot, an Emmy nomination for best cinematography and the Heartland Film Festival’s Truly Moving Picture Award for the feature film “America’s Heart & Soul.” Schwartzberg founded Moving Art to use the power of media to inspire and entertain through television programming, DVD products, and full-length motion picture and IMAX films. His new film “Wings of Life” will be released by Disneynature.

We ALL are connected through NATURE!! 

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We ALL are ONE!! 

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At the end of the day …. To start the day!!


~~June 21, 2014~~

This is not just “another day”. 

Gratitudethankfulnessgratefulness, or appreciation is a feeling or attitude in acknowledgment of a benefit that one has received or will receive. The experience of gratitude has historically been a focus of several world religions, and has been considered extensively by moral philosophers such as Adam Smith.

The systematic study of gratitude within psychology only began around the year 2000, possibly because psychology has traditionally been focused more on understanding distress rather than understanding positive emotions.

The study of gratitude within psychology has focused on the understanding of the short term experience of the emotion of gratitude (state gratitude), individual differences in how frequently people feel gratitude (trait gratitude), and the relationship between these two aspects.

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~~Louie Schwartzberg~~

Begin by opening your eyes and be surprised that you have eyes you can open, that incredible array of colors that is constantly offered to us for pure enjoyment. Look at the sky. We so rarely look at the sky.We so rarely note how different it is from moment to moment, with clouds coming and going. We just think of the weather, and even with the weather, we don’t think of all the many nuances of weather. We just think of good weather and bad weather. This day, right now, has unique weather, maybe a kind that will never exactly in that form come again. That formation of clouds in the sky will never be the same as it is right now. Open your eyes. Look at that.

Look at the faces of people whom you meet. Each one has an incredible story behind their face, a story that you could never fully fathom, not only their own story, but the story of their ancestors. We all go back so far, and in this present moment, on this day, all the people you meet, all that life from generations and from so many places all over the world flows together and meets you here like a life-giving water, if you only open your heart and drink. 

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Open your heart to the incredible gifts that civilization gives to us. You flip a switch and there is electric light. You turn a faucet and there is warm water and cold water, and drinkable water. It’s a gift that millions and millions in the world will never experience.

So these are just a few of an enormous number of gifts to which we can open your heart. 

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~~SOURCES~~

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gratitude

http://movingart.com/

https://www.facebook.com/louiefilms

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louie_Schwartzberg

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~~GRATITUDE by Louie Schwartzberg~~

~~Uploaded May 31, 2013~~

Profound bliss. Life changing, eye opening truth.

Louie Schwartzberg (born February 21, 1950), also known as Louis Schwartzberg, is an American director, producer, and cinematographer. Schwartzberg is recognized as a pioneer in high-end time-lapse cinematography. Schwartzberg is the only cinematographer in the world who has been shooting time-lapse film 24 hours a day, 7 days a week continuously for over three decades.

Schwartzberg is a visual artist who focuses on connections between humans and the subtleties of nature and environment.

We ALL are ONE!!