~~September 1, 2014~~
THE ONE DAY THAT WAS GIVEN TO YOU TODAY
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!
“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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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.
~~Published on Nov 22, 2012~~
Stunning time-lapse photography, accompanied by powerful words from Benedictine monk Brother David Steindl-Rast.
~Taken from Ted.com~
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We ALL are ONE!!