Gratitude


Gratitude… goes beyond the “mine” and “thine” and claims the truth that all of life is a pure gift. In the past I always thought of gratitude as a spontaneous response to the awareness of gifts received, but now I realize that gratitude can also be lived as a discipline. 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. -Henri J. M. Nouwen

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2 comments

  1. Gratitude can be much deeper than a discipline and can even become a way of life. Try it and see.
    Here are my thoughts on the subject on my blog below.

    http://lmmiller34.wordpress.com/

    Blessings

  2. psufroggirl · · Reply

    enjoyed the quote. i must agree.

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