Aug 26, 2010

Living out of gratitude

"Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving," Kahlil Gibran.

What great advice. There is considerable evidence that our lives are better when we have an attitude of gratitude. That expression is one the Twelve Step Programs use to achieve serenity - "have an attitude of gratitude". It is a good practice for us who are providing care. Some days we may have to look carefully to find things about which to be grateful, but they are there. Today I am grateful for the cool morning, the more spacious (less committed) day I have before me. An opportunity to fertilize my garden and do a longer run than usual. Perhaps a Netflix movie tonight after a great meal. Perhaps start a new oil painting. Many, many reasons for thankfulness.

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