"Celebrate what you want to see more of,"
~ Tom Peters.

 

GratitudeGratitude

What is the simplest way to experience grace?

Gratitude.

The power of gratitude goes way beyond the simple act of giving thanks. Gratitude not only feels good, but it is also the Golden Key to authentic happiness and the Secret of Success.

The Golden Key to harmony and happiness is to stop thinking about the difficulty, whatever it is, and instead, think about what makes you feel grateful. When you focus on blessings, you are creating synapses in your brain that contribute to the neural network that sees even more blessings.

To create grace in your life, it's helpful to know about the Strangest Secret. According to Earl Nightengale, the Strangest Secret is that "We become what we think about." If you think about giving thanks, you will be a conduit of thanksgiving.

To receive grace, give gratitude.

To experience gratitude in a visceral way, try Vitamin G.

If your awareness leads you to think of only problems, then try focusing on gratitude. Remember what is good in your life. And if nothing seems good in your life, (and there will be days like this) then start by giving thanks for your next breath and the billions of oxygen molecules that are giving you energy. Then give thanks for your heart that transports this oxygen to energize your body.

To live in grace is to be grateful. Take nothing for granted. Honor your elders, teachers and leaders. What secret gift lies in what troubles you? Saying grace gives grace, the state of loving, expanded, ecstatic, joyful, connected, transcendence. See the world through grateful-colored glasses. Acknowledge the gift of interdependence.

 

"The discipline of gratitude is the explicit effort to acknowledge that all I am and have is given to me as a gift of love, a gift to be celebrated with joy."
~ Rev. Henri J. M. Nouwen, Catholic Priest.

"If the only prayer you ever say is 'thank you' that would suffice,
~ Meister Eckhart.

"When you realize that nothing is lacking, the whole world belongs to you,"
~ Lao Tzu

"Gratitude is the realization that we have everything that we need,"
~ MJ Ryan

"Celebrate what you want to see more of,"
~ Tom Peters.

"If you haven't got all the things you want, be grateful for the things you don't have that you don't want, " ~ Anonymous.

"The greatest gift one can give is thanksgiving,"
~ Brother David Steindl-Rast.

"The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated,"
~ William James

"The discipline of gratitude is the explicit effort to acknowledge that all I am and have is given to me as a gift of love, a gift to be celebrated with joy." ~ Rev. Henri J. M. Nouwen, Catholic Priest

"If the only prayer you ever say is 'thank you' that would suffice, ~ Meister Eckhart

"When you realize that nothing is lacking, the whole world belongs to you," ~ Lao Tzu

"Gratitude is the realization that we have everything that we need," ~ MJ Ryan

"Celebrate what you want to see more of," ~ Tom Peters