Bounty of Gratitude
- Gratitude is a gracious acknowledgment of all that sustains us, a bow to our blessings, and an appreciation of the moments of good fortune that sustain our life everyday.
- Gratitude is confidence in life itself – in gratitude, we feel how the same force that pushes grass through cracks in sidewalks invigorates our own life.
- Gratitude gladdens the heart – it isn’t sentamental, jealous, or judgmental.
- Gratitude doesn’t envy or compare.
As gratitude grows, it gives rise to joy. We experience the courage to rejoice in our own good fortune and in the good fortune of others. Gratitude receives in wonder the myriad offerings of the rain and the earth, the care that supports every single life.
The Art of Forgiveness, Lovingkindness, and Peace
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