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GRATITUDE
  Gratitude: it is you who open all the closed doors and let the
  Grace which saves penetrate deeply.
  Gratitude
  A loving recognition of the Grace received from the Divine.
  A humble recognition of all that the Divine has done and is
  doing for you.
  The spontaneous feeling of obligation to the Divine, which
  makes you do your best to become less unworthy of what the
  Divine is doing for you.
  Integral gratitude: the whole being offers itself to the Lord in absolute trust.
  Mental gratitude: the gratefulness of the mind for what makes
  it progress.
  The best way to express one's gratitude to the Divine is to feel
  simply happy.
  There is no better way to show one's gratefulness to the Divine than to be quietly happy.
  To accept gladly what I give is never selfish.
  There is no better cure for egoism than a happy gratefulness.
  Always joyfully accept what is given you by the Divine.
  It is very difficult to keep up your gratitude; for a time it comes
  very strongly and again it goes back. The Divine can go on
  tolerating everything in spite of your ingratitude because He
  knows fully the how and why and wherefore of everything. He
  knows why you are doing a certain thing. He knows the full
  working and that is why He can tolerate it.
  The nobility of a being is measured by its capacity of gratitude.

FAITHFULNESS
  Faithfulness: we can count on you. You never fail us when we need you.
  Incorruptible faithfulness: nothing can turn you away from the
  duty you have chosen.
  This is faithfulness, to admit and to manifest no other movements
  but only the movements prompted and guided by the
  Divine.
  The strength is always with you to be always faithful to the
  Divine Will.
  2 June 1935
  In the present condition of the world an absolute faithfulness to
  the Divine has become an indispensable need.
  Surely when unfaithfulness prevails all around, it is time to be
  truly faithful and to stand untouched and unmoved in the storm.
  Faithfulness is a condition for peace and protection.
  5 August 1955
  Without faithfulness in one's consecration to the Divine there
  can be no peace in the heart.
  Be faithful to the Divine and you will enjoy a constant peace.
  Be always faithful to your faith and you will feel no sorrow.
  Be simple, sincere and faithful in front of the Grace which is
  constantly with you.
  28 May 1959
OBEDIENCE
  The obedience to the Divine Will must be total.
  Perfect obedience: obedience to the divine order with joy and
  without hesitation or reserve in all parts of the being.
  To learn to obey is good; to obey only the Divine is better.

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grateful
grateful
SEE ALSO

grateful

AUTH

BOOKS
Evolution_II
Let_Me_Explain
Letters_On_Yoga
Letters_On_Yoga_IV
Questions_And_Answers_1955
The_Bible
The_Divine_Milieu
The_Imitation_of_Christ
The_Republic
The_Seals_of_Wisdom
The_Tarot_of_Paul_Christian
The_Use_and_Abuse_of_History
The_Way_of_Perfection

IN CHAPTERS TITLE
1955-12-28_-_Aspiration_in_different_parts_of_the_being_-_Enthusiasm_and_gratitude_-_Aspiration_is_in_all_beings_-_Unlimited_power_of_good,_evil_has_a_limit_-_Progress_in_the_parts_of_the_being_-_Significance_of_a_dream
1.wby_-_Gratitude_To_The_Unknown_Instructors

IN CHAPTERS CLASSNAME

IN CHAPTERS TEXT
0.00_-_THE_GOSPEL_PREFACE
0.02_-_Letters_to_a_Sadhak
0.05_-_Letters_to_a_Child
01.05_-_Rabindranath_Tagore:_A_Great_Poet,_a_Great_Man
0.10_-_Letters_to_a_Young_Captain
0.14_-_Letters_to_a_Sadhak
0_1958-03-07
0_1958-04-03
0_1958-11-20
0_1959-01-06
0_1959-01-21
0_1959-06-03
0_1959-06-11
0_1960-04-20
0_1960-04-26
0_1960-08-27
0_1961-03-27
0_1961-08-08
0_1963-04-25
0_1963-07-31
0_1963-12-21
0_1964-07-31
0_1965-02-24
0_1965-07-17
0_1967-05-06
0_1967-09-13
0_1968-07-06
0_1968-07-17
0_1969-01-04
0_1969-05-28
0_1969-08-23
0_1970-03-21
0_1971-09-04
0_1971-10-16
0_1971-12-29b
0_1972-01-12
0_1972-01-19
0_1972-02-01
0_1972-03-11
0_1972-04-05
0_1972-04-26
03.11_-_True_Humility
04.03_-_To_the_Heights_III
06.35_-_Second_Sight
07.25_-_Prayer_and_Aspiration
08.17_-_Psychological_Perfection
08.27_-_Value_of_Religious_Exercises
09.01_-_Prayer_and_Aspiration
09.02_-_Meditation
09.04_-_The_Divine_Grace
1.002_-_The_Heifer
1.016_-_The_Bee
1.017_-_The_Night_Journey
1.01_-_MAPS_OF_EXPERIENCE_-_OBJECT_AND_MEANING
1.01_-_On_Love
1.01_-_Principles_of_Practical_Psycho_therapy
1.01_-_Sri_Aurobindo
1.01_-_The_King_of_the_Wood
1.01_-_To_Watanabe_Sukefusa
10.23_-_Prayers_and_Meditations_of_the_Mother
1.023_-_The_Believers
1.025_-_The_Criterion
1.027_-_The_Ant
1.02_-_MAPS_OF_MEANING_-_THREE_LEVELS_OF_ANALYSIS
1.02_-_The_Virtues
1.030_-_The_Romans
1.034_-_Sheba
1.039_-_Throngs
1.03_-_ON_THE_AFTERWORLDLY
1.03_-_.REASON._IN_PHILOSOPHY
1.03_-_The_Gods,_Superior_Beings_and_Adverse_Forces
1.03_-_To_Layman_Ishii
1.04_-_BOOK_THE_FOURTH
1.04_-_On_Knowledge_of_the_Future_World.
1.04_-_The_Divine_Mother_-_This_Is_She
1.05_-_Morality_and_War
1.05_-_MORALITY_AS_THE_ENEMY_OF_NATURE
1.06_-_The_Four_Powers_of_the_Mother
1.06_-_Wealth_and_Government
1.076_-_Man
1.07_-_The_Literal_Qabalah_(continued)
1.08_-_BOOK_THE_EIGHTH
1.08_-_The_Depths_of_the_Divine
1.08_-_The_Four_Austerities_and_the_Four_Liberations
1.09_-_BOOK_THE_NINTH
1.09_-_SKIRMISHES_IN_A_WAY_WITH_THE_AGE
1.10_-_The_Three_Modes_of_Nature
11.15_-_Sri_Aurobindo
1.13_-_Conclusion_-_He_is_here
1.15_-_Prayers
1.16_-_Dianus_and_Diana
1.18_-_ON_LITTLE_OLD_AND_YOUNG_WOMEN
1.18_-_The_Eighth_Circle,_Malebolge__The_Fraudulent_and_the_Malicious._The_First_Bolgia__Seducers_and_Panders._Venedico_Caccianimico._Jason._The_Second_Bolgia__Flatterers._Allessio_Interminelli._Thais.
1.2.07_-_Surrender
1.23_-_On_mad_price,_and,_in_the_same_Step,_on_unclean_and_blasphemous_thoughts.
1.23_-_Our_Debt_to_the_Savage
1.25_-_Temporary_Kings
1.26_-_On_discernment_of_thoughts,_passions_and_virtues
1.34_-_Continues_the_same_subject._This_is_very_suitable_for_reading_after_the_reception_of_the_Most_Holy_Sacrament.
1.400_-_1.450_Talks
1.439
1.44_-_Demeter_and_Persephone
15.02_-_1973-02-17
1.50_-_Eating_the_God
1.66_-_The_External_Soul_in_Folk-Tales
1913_02_08p
1914_01_01p
1914_03_07p
1914_03_13p
1914_03_25p
1914_03_30p
1914_04_03p
1914_04_10p
1914_08_24p
1914_10_07p
1916_12_30p
1917_01_04p
1918_10_10p
1931_11_24p
1937_10_23p
1953-07-08
1953-08-26
1953-12-23
1954-09-15_-_Parts_of_the_being_-_Thoughts_and_impulses_-_The_subconscient_-_Precise_vocabulary_-_The_Grace_and_difficulties
1955-07-13_-_Cosmic_spirit_and_cosmic_consciousness_-_The_wall_of_ignorance,_unity_and_separation_-_Aspiration_to_understand,_to_know,_to_be_-_The_Divine_is_in_the_essence_of_ones_being_-_Realising_desires_through_the_imaginaton
1955-12-28_-_Aspiration_in_different_parts_of_the_being_-_Enthusiasm_and_gratitude_-_Aspiration_is_in_all_beings_-_Unlimited_power_of_good,_evil_has_a_limit_-_Progress_in_the_parts_of_the_being_-_Significance_of_a_dream
1956-01-25_-_The_divine_way_of_life_-_Divine,_Overmind,_Supermind_-_Material_body__for_discovery_of_the_Divine_-_Five_psychological_perfections
1956-06-20_-_Hearts_mystic_light,_intuition_-_Psychic_being,_contact_-_Secular_ethics_-_True_role_of_mind_-_Realise_the_Divine_by_love_-_Depression,_pleasure,_joy_-_Heart_mixture_-_To_follow_the_soul_-_Physical_process_-_remember_the_Mother
1956-12-26_-_Defeated_victories_-_Change_of_consciousness_-_Experiences_that_indicate_the_road_to_take_-_Choice_and_preference_-_Diversity_of_the_manifestation
1957-02-07_-_Individual_and_collective_meditation
1957-04-24_-_Perfection,_lower_and_higher
1957-08-14_-_Meditation_on_Sri_Aurobindo
1958-01-01_-_The_collaboration_of_material_Nature_-_Miracles_visible_to_a_deep_vision_of_things_-_Explanation_of_New_Year_Message
1958-04-23_-_Progress_and_bargaining
1.anon_-_The_Epic_of_Gilgamesh_Tablet_VII
1.anon_-_The_Poem_of_Antar
1f.lovecraft_-_Cool_Air
1f.lovecraft_-_Facts_concerning_the_Late
1f.lovecraft_-_Medusas_Coil
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Beast_in_the_Cave
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Dream-Quest_of_Unknown_Kadath
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Dreams_in_the_Witch_House
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Trap
1f.lovecraft_-_Winged_Death
1.fs_-_The_Artists
1.jk_-_I_Stood_Tip-Toe_Upon_A_Little_Hill
1.jk_-_King_Stephen
1.pbs_-_Prometheus_Unbound
1.pbs_-_Queen_Mab_-_Part_V.
1.pbs_-_Queen_Mab_-_Part_VII.
1.poe_-_To_Marie_Louise_(Shew)
1.rb_-_Bishop_Orders_His_Tomb_at_Saint_Praxed's_Church,_Rome,_The
1.rb_-_Old_Pictures_In_Florence
1.rb_-_Pippa_Passes_-_Part_II_-_Noon
1.rb_-_The_Flight_Of_The_Duchess
1.sfa_-_The_Canticle_of_Brother_Sun
1.wby_-_Against_Unworthy_Praise
1.wby_-_Gratitude_To_The_Unknown_Instructors
1.wby_-_Owen_Aherne_And_His_Dancers
1.wby_-_The_Saint_And_The_Hunchback
1.wby_-_Vacillation
1.whitman_-_Brother_Of_All,_With_Generous_Hand
1.whitman_-_To_A_Foild_European_Revolutionaire
1.ww_-_A_Whirl-Blast_From_Behind_The_Hill
1.ww_-_Book_Fifth-Books
1.ww_-_Book_Fourth_[Summer_Vacation]
1.ww_-_Book_Tenth_{Residence_in_France_continued]
1.ww_-_Book_Third_[Residence_at_Cambridge]
1.ww_-_Book_Thirteenth_[Imagination_And_Taste,_How_Impaired_And_Restored_Concluded]
1.ww_-_Book_Twelfth_[Imagination_And_Taste,_How_Impaired_And_Restored_]
1.ww_-_Lines_Written_As_A_School_Exercise_At_Hawkshead,_Anno_Aetatis_14
1.ww_-_Siege_Of_Vienna_Raised_By_Jihn_Sobieski
1.ww_-_Simon_Lee-_The_Old_Huntsman
1.ww_-_The_Excursion-_I-_Dedication-_To_the_Right_Hon.William,_Earl_of_Lonsdalee,_K.G.
1.ww_-_The_Excursion-_II-_Book_First-_The_Wanderer
1.ww_-_The_Excursion-_IV-_Book_Third-_Despondency
1.ww_-_The_Excursion-_V-_Book_Fouth-_Despondency_Corrected
1.ww_-_The_Excursion-_VII-_Book_Sixth-_The_Churchyard_Among_the_Mountains
1.ww_-_The_Excursion-_X-_Book_Ninth-_Discourse_of_the_Wanderer,_and_an_Evening_Visit_to_the_Lake
1.ww_-_The_Morning_Of_The_Day_Appointed_For_A_General_Thanksgiving._January_18,_1816
1.ww_-_The_Recluse_-_Book_First
1.ww_-_The_Waterfall_And_The_Eglantine
2.03_-_Karmayogin__A_Commentary_on_the_Isha_Upanishad
2.08_-_The_Release_from_the_Heart_and_the_Mind
2.0_-_THE_ANTICHRIST
2.1.2_-_The_Vital_and_Other_Levels_of_Being
2.1.3.2_-_Study
2.17_-_December_1938
22.06_-_On_The_Brink(3)
2.25_-_AFTER_THE_PASSING_AWAY
2.3.01_-_Aspiration_and_Surrender_to_the_Mother
2.3.03_-_The_Mother's_Presence
2.3.1_-_Ego_and_Its_Forms
2.4.01_-_Divine_Love,_Psychic_Love_and_Human_Love
3.03_-_Faith_and_the_Divine_Grace
3.06_-_Charity
3.10_-_ON_THE_THREE_EVILS
3.7.2.03_-_Mind_Nature_and_Law_of_Karma
4.02_-_Difficulties
4.03_-_Mistakes
4.03_-_Prayer_of_Quiet
4.04_-_Weaknesses
4.2.1.01_-_The_Importance_of_the_Psychic_Change
4.3.1.01_-_Peace,_Calm,_Silence_and_the_Self
5.1.01.6_-_The_Book_of_the_Chieftains
6.0_-_Conscious,_Unconscious,_and_Individuation
7.05_-_The_Senses
7.07_-_Prudence
7_-_Yoga_of_Sri_Aurobindo
Aeneid
A_Secret_Miracle
Big_Mind_(non-dual)
Big_Mind_(ten_perfections)
Blazing_P2_-_Map_the_Stages_of_Conventional_Consciousness
Blazing_P3_-_Explore_the_Stages_of_Postconventional_Consciousness
BOOK_II._-_A_review_of_the_calamities_suffered_by_the_Romans_before_the_time_of_Christ,_showing_that_their_gods_had_plunged_them_into_corruption_and_vice
BOOK_III._-_The_external_calamities_of_Rome
BOOK_II._--_PART_I._ANTHROPOGENESIS.
BOOK_II._--_PART_II._THE_ARCHAIC_SYMBOLISM_OF_THE_WORLD-RELIGIONS
BOOK_I._--_PART_I._COSMIC_EVOLUTION
BOOK_I._--_PART_III._SCIENCE_AND_THE_SECRET_DOCTRINE_CONTRASTED
Book_of_Imaginary_Beings_(text)
Deutsches_Requiem
DS2
ENNEAD_01.04_-_Whether_Animals_May_Be_Termed_Happy.
Gorgias
Liber_46_-_The_Key_of_the_Mysteries
Liber_71_-_The_Voice_of_the_Silence_-_The_Two_Paths_-_The_Seven_Portals
Prayers_and_Meditations_by_Baha_u_llah_text
Sayings_of_Sri_Ramakrishna_(text)
Story_of_the_Warrior_and_the_Captive
Talks_600-652
Talks_With_Sri_Aurobindo_1
Talks_With_Sri_Aurobindo_2
The_Act_of_Creation_text
The_Book_of_Certitude_-_P2
The_Book_(short_story)
The_Dwellings_of_the_Philosophers
The_Epistle_of_Paul_to_the_Philippians
The_First_Epistle_of_Paul_to_Timothy
The_Shadow_Out_Of_Time
Timaeus

PRIMARY CLASS

elements_in_the_yoga
power
SIMILAR TITLES
Gratitude

DEFINITIONS


TERMS STARTING WITH

gratitude and thanks. Appreciating the fact that a list of persons to whom one is indebted is hardly ever

gratitude ::: a. --> The state of being grateful; warm and friendly feeling toward a benefactor; kindness awakened by a favor received; thankfulness.

GRATITUDE. ::: Loving recognition of the Grace received from the Divine, a humble recognition of all that the Divine has done and is doing for you, the spontaneous feeling of obligation to the Divine, which makes you do your best to become less un- worthy of what the Divine is doing for you.


TERMS ANYWHERE

Abhayagiri. A Sri Lankan monastery built at the capital of ANURADHAPURA in first century BCE. The monastery was constructed for the elder MahAtissa by the Sinhala king VAttAGAMAnI ABHAYA in gratitude for the monk's assistance during the king's political exile and his struggle for the throne. According to medieval PAli historical chronicles, MahAtissa was said to have been unrestrained and base in his behavior, which eventually prompted the monks of the MAHAVIHARA to pass an act of banishment (PRAVRAJANĪYAKARMAN, P. pabbAjanīyakamma) against him. MahAtissa thereafter conducted ecclesiastical ceremonies (SAMGHAKARMAN, P. sanghakamma) separately, and the Abhayagiri fraternity eventually seceded from the MahAvihAra as a separate order of Sri Lankan Buddhism. The Abhayagiri flourished during the eleventh century, but, with the abandonment of AnurAdhapura in the thirteenth century, ceased to exist as an active center. The site is today known for the massive Abhayagiri Thupa (STuPA), one of the largest in Sri Lanka, which was rediscovered deep in a forest at the end of the nineteenth century.

acknowledge ::: v. t. --> To of or admit the knowledge of; to recognize as a fact or truth; to declare one&

affection ::: n. --> The act of affecting or acting upon; the state of being affected.
An attribute; a quality or property; a condition; a bodily state; as, figure, weight, etc. , are affections of bodies.
Bent of mind; a feeling or natural impulse or natural impulse acting upon and swaying the mind; any emotion; as, the benevolent affections, esteem, gratitude, etc.; the malevolent affections, hatred, envy, etc.; inclination; disposition; propensity;


Alhamdulillah :::   "All praise and gratitude be to Allah"

and indulgence, I am happy to record my gratitude to the editorial and production staffs of The Free

As Sri Aurobindo once wrote to Dilip Kumar Roy, (I paraphrase) ‘ The earth is a conscious being and the world is only the form it takes to manifest.’ This statement of the Avatar, predating the GAIA theory by many years and far surpassing it in its infinite scope, promises an earth returned to beauty to manifest, unknown to man, an inconceivable perfection. I once wrote to Mother with a question about what would happen to plants and flowers in the New Creation. Her reply filled me with joy and gratitude for She said that the flowers would be among the first to change (be transformed) because their entire life is an aspiration for light. Imagine the beauty to come with flowers brilliant with the Divine Light, colours such as never seen before, fragrances that can transofrm suffering and sorrow into a life free of pain and filled with joy.

beholden ::: p. p. --> of Behold ::: p. a. --> Obliged; bound in gratitude; indebted.

best friend). To her I owe and acknowledge a debt of gratitude which I know I shall never be able

bow ::: v. t. --> To cause to deviate from straightness; to bend; to inflect; to make crooked or curved.
To exercise powerful or controlling influence over; to bend, figuratively; to turn; to incline.
To bend or incline, as the head or body, in token of respect, gratitude, assent, homage, or condescension.
To cause to bend down; to prostrate; to depress,;/ to crush; to subdue.


Brachia ::: (Heb. blessing). In Judaism, an offering of gratitude that praises God for a benefit conferred or a great event experienced. (See also shemonah esreh).

expressive ::: a. --> Serving to express, utter, or represent; indicative; communicative; -- followed by of; as, words expressive of his gratitude.
Full of expression; vividly representing the meaning or feeling meant to be conveyed; significant; emphatic; as, expressive looks or words.


faithful ::: a. --> Full of faith, or having faith; disposed to believe, especially in the declarations and promises of God.
Firm in adherence to promises, oaths, contracts, treaties, or other engagements.
True and constant in affection or allegiance to a person to whom one is bound by a vow, be ties of love, gratitude, or honor, as to a husband, a prince, a friend; firm in the observance of duty; loyal; of true fidelity; as, a faithful husband or servant.


Fana: In Sufism, the “self-attenuation,” or “self-effacement,” the final stage on the way to mystic union with God (tariqat), the cleansing of the mirror of one’s impersonal heart and the unfettering from the attachment to material limitations which prevent the soul from apprehending the splendor of the “Real” which is behind and within all appearances. Four degrees of fana are described by the Sufi mystics: the fana fi seheikh, the complete suppression of one’s personality in obedience to one’s superior; the fana fir Rasul, self-attenuation or effacement of one’s personality in the gratitude for the Prophet, the vehicle of the grace of God; fana Fillah, self-effacement or self-attenuation in God; and fana al fana, the attenuation of the attenuation, the stage beyond consciousness and unconsciousness.

gratitude and thanks. Appreciating the fact that a list of persons to whom one is indebted is hardly ever

gratitude ::: a. --> The state of being grateful; warm and friendly feeling toward a benefactor; kindness awakened by a favor received; thankfulness.

GRATITUDE. ::: Loving recognition of the Grace received from the Divine, a humble recognition of all that the Divine has done and is doing for you, the spontaneous feeling of obligation to the Divine, which makes you do your best to become less un- worthy of what the Divine is doing for you.

hallelujah ::: n. & interj. --> Praise ye Jehovah; praise ye the Lord; -- an exclamation used chiefly in songs of praise or thanksgiving to God, and as an expression of gratitude or adoration.

indebted ::: imp. & p. p. --> of Indebt ::: a. --> Brought into debt; being under obligation; held to payment or requital; beholden.
Placed under obligation for something received, for which restitution or gratitude is due; as, we are indebted to our parents for


inflict ::: v. t. --> To give, cause, or produce by striking, or as if by striking; to apply forcibly; to lay or impose; to send; to cause to bear, feel, or suffer; as, to inflict blows; to inflict a wound with a dagger; to inflict severe pain by ingratitude; to inflict punishment on an offender; to inflict the penalty of death on a criminal.

ingratitude ::: n. --> Want of gratitude; insensibility to, forgetfulness of, or ill return for, kindness or favors received; unthankfulness; ungratefulness.

Mangalasutta. In Pāli, "Discourse on the Auspicious"; one of the best-loved and most frequently recited texts in the Southeast Asian Buddhist world. The Mangalasutta appears in an early scriptural anthology, the SUTTANIPĀTA; a later collection, the KHUDDAKAPĀtHA; and in a postcanonical anthology of "protection texts," the PARITTA. The text itself is a mere twelve verses in length and is accompanied by a brief preface inquiring about what is true auspiciousness. The Buddha's response provides a straightforward recital of auspicious things, beginning with various social virtues and ending with the achievement of nibbāna (S. NIRVĀnA). The Mangalasutta's great renown derives from its inclusion in the Paritta, a late anthology of texts that are chanted as part of the protective rituals performed by Buddhist monks to ward off misfortunes; indeed, it is this apotropaic quality of the scripture that accounts for its enduring popularity. Paritta suttas refer to specific discourses delivered by the Buddha that are believed to offer protection to those who either recite the sutta or listen to its recitation. Other such auspicious apotropaic suttas are the RATANASUTTA ("Discourse on the Precious") and the METTĀSUTTA ("Discourse on Loving-Kindness"). These paritta texts are commonly believed in Southeast Asia to bring happiness and good fortune when chanted by the SAMGHA. The Mangalasutta has been the subject of many Pāli commentaries, one of the largest of which, the Mangalatthadīpanī, composed in northern Thailand in the sixteenth century, is over five hundred pages in length and continues to serve as the core of the monastic curriculum in contemporary Thailand. The Mangalasutta's twelve verses are: "Many divinities and humans, desiring well-being, have thought about auspiciousness; tell us what is the highest auspiciousness./ Not to associate with fools, to associate with the wise, to worship those worthy of worship-that is the highest auspiciousness./ To live in a suitable place and to have done good deeds before, having a proper goal for oneself-that is the highest auspiciousness./ Learning, craftsmanship, and being well-trained in discipline, being well-spoken-that is the highest auspiciousness./ Care for mother and father, supporting wife and children, and types of work that bring no conflict-that is the highest auspiciousness./ Generosity, morality, helping relatives and performing actions that are blameless-that is the highest auspiciousness./ Ceasing and refraining from evil, abstaining from intoxicants, diligence in morality-that is the highest auspiciousness./ Respect, humility, contentment, gratitude, listening to the dhamma at the proper time-that is the highest auspiciousness./ Patience, obedience, seeing ascetics and timely discussions of the dhamma-that is the highest auspiciousness./ Ascetic practice, the religious life, seeing the four noble truths, and the realization of nibbāna-that is the highest auspiciousness./ If someone's mind is sorrowless, stainless, secure, and does not shake when touched by the things of the world-that is the highest auspiciousness./ Having acted in this wise, unconquered everywhere they go to well-being everywhere-for them, this is the highest auspiciousness."

mangala. (T. bkra shis; C. jixiang; J. kichijo; K. kilsang 吉祥). In Sanskrit and Pāli, "auspiciousness," but having a wide range of connotations, including luck, good fortune, happiness, prosperity, welfare, good omen, and blessing. The term is also used to describe any number of social virtues, considered auspicious because they produce benefits in both this and future lifetimes. According to the Pāli MAnGALASUTTA, for example, these virtues include not associating with fools, but associating instead with the wise; caring for parents, supporting wife and children, and following a salutary occupation; generosity, morality, helping relatives, and performing actions that are blameless; refraining from evil; abstaining from intoxicants; respect, humility, contentment, gratitude, learning the teachings (P. dhamma; S. DHARMA); obedience, ascetic practice, and so forth.

Mukan Fumon. (無關普門) (1212-1291). Japanese proper name of RINZAISHu monk and first abbot of NANZENJI; also known as Gengo. Mukan was born in Hoshina in Shinano province (present-day Nagano prefecture) and received the BODHISATTVA precepts around 1230 at a monastery affiliated with MYoAN EISAI's (1141-1215) lineage. He became versed at Japanese exoteric and esoteric Buddhist teachings, and traveled around the eastern part of Japan, especially the Kanto and Tohoku regions, to lecture. Between 1243 and 1249, Mukan studied under ENNI BEN'EN (1202-1280). Mukan traveled to China in 1251, where he received transmission from Duanqiao Miaolun (1201-1261), the tenth-generation master in the YANGQI PAI collateral lineage of the LINJI ZONG, before returning to Japan in 1263. Mukan became the third abbot of Tohukuji in 1281 and was later appointed in 1291 by the cloistered Emperor Kameyama (r. 1260-1274) to be the founding abbot (J. kaisan; C. KAISHAN) of Nanzenji. There is a well-known story about his appointment as the Nazenji abbot. The monastery was originally built as a royal palace, but soon after the emperor moved there, ghosts began to haunt it. After several other monks failed to exorcise the ghosts, the emperor finally invited Mukan to try. Mukan succeeded in removing the ghosts by conducting Zen meditation with his disciples. In gratitude, the emperor turned the palace into a Rinzai monastery and appointed Mukan its abbot.

Nature worship: The expression of man’s feeling of dependence on the powers of nature, of his gratitude to beneficent phases of his natural environment and of his fear of its dangerous elements. Almost all ancient gods were personified powers of nature.

Our first debt of gratitude is to the several generations of scholars of Buddhism around the world whose research we have mined shamelessly in the course of preparing our entries. We are unable to mention them by name, but those who remain during the present lifetime will recognize the fruits of their research as they read the entries. In addition to our collaborators listed on the title page, we would like to thank the following graduate students and colleagues, each of whom assisted with some of the myriad details of such a massive project: Wesley Borton, Bonnie Brereton, Tyler Cann, Caleb Carter, Mui-fong Choi, Shayne Clarke, Jacob Dalton, Martino Dibeltulo, Alexander Gardner, Heng Yi fashi (Chi Chen Ho), Anna Johnson, Min Ku Kim, Youme Kim, Alison Melnick, Karen Muldoon-Hules, Cuong Tu Nguyen, Aaron Proffitt, Cedar Bough Saeji, and Sherin Wing. In addition, we would like to thank our long-suffering colleagues: William Bodiford, Gregory Schopen, Natasha Heller, Stephanie Jamison, and Jennifer Jung-Kim at UCLA, and Madhav Deshpande, Luis Gómez, Robert Sharf, and James Robson, now or formerly at the University of Michigan. The map of Tibet was designed by Tsering Wangyal Shawa; the map of Japan and Korea was designed by Maya Stiller; all other maps were designed by Trevor Weltman. Christina Lee Buswell also provided invaluable assistance with preparing the lists of language cross-references.

Pilindavatsa. (P. Pilindavaccha; T. Pi lin da ba tsa; C. Bilingqie Pocuo; J. Hitsuryogabasha; K. P'illŭngga Pach'a 畢陵伽婆蹉). An eminent ARHAT declared by the Buddha foremost among monk disciples who are beloved of the gods. According to the Pāli account, he was born to a brāhmana family named Vaccha (S. Vatsa) in the city of Sāvatthi (S. sRĀVASTĪ); Pilinda was his personal name. Pilinda became a hermit and mastered the magical science called cula (or "lesser") gandhāravijjā, which allowed him to make himself invisible and walk through walls. However, in the presence of the Buddha the science was ineffective. Believing the Buddha to have canceled out his power through a mastery of mahā (or "greater") gandhāravijjā (the ability to read the minds of others and fly through the air), he entered the order to learn the Buddha's science. The Buddha instructed him in meditation, by means of which Pilinda became an arhat. In a previous existence, Pilinda had been a righteous ruler who had led many of his subjects to a heavenly rebirth. As a consequence, many of his former subjects, now divinities (DEVA), waited upon Pilinda morning and evening in gratitude. It is for this reason that he earned distinction as the disciple most beloved of the gods. Pilinda had the unfortunate habit of addressing everyone he met with the derogatory epithet of vasala, meaning outcaste. The Buddha explained that this was because he had been born an outcaste for a hundred lives. Once Pilinda inquired of a passerby carrying a bowl of peppers, "What is in the bowl, vasala?" Insulted, the passerby said, "rat dung," whereupon the peppers turned to rat dung. The passerby begged Pilinda to return the contents to their original state, which he did using his powers. Pilinda used his extraordinary powers on several other occasions. Once, he created a crown of gold for an impoverished girl so that her family could partake of a feast day; on another occasion he rescued two girls who had been kidnapped by robbers and returned them to their family. The involvement with females prompted some of his fellow monks to blame him for impropriety, but the Buddha ruled that no misdeed had been committed. He figures in several MAHĀYĀNA sutras, being mentioned as a member of the audience of the SADDHARMAPUndARĪKASuTRA and appearing in the *suRAMGAMASuTRA.

qizhongshe. (J. shichishu no sha; K. ch'ilchongsa 七種捨). In Chinese, "seven kinds of relinquishment." They are as follows: (1) an expansive, imperturbable equanimity (see UPEKsĀ) that is devoid of attachments; (2) being impartial to all sentient beings, harboring no distinction between those who are endearing and those who are not; (3) not giving in to the effects of passion and enmity, craving, and ill will; (4) not harboring thoughts of anxiety, regret, or parsimony while one is overseeing the deliverance of sentient beings; (5) staying firmly anchored in the realization of emptiness (suNYATĀ) and relinquishing all clinging to the superficial and contingent characteristics of things; (6) willingly sharing with and giving to others, even if that means parting with what one loves and takes delight in; and (7) harboring no expectation for reciprocity, gratitude, or any other reward in one's acts of giving.

remember ::: v. t. --> To have ( a notion or idea) come into the mind again, as previously perceived, known, or felt; to have a renewed apprehension of; to bring to mind again; to think of again; to recollect; as, I remember the fact; he remembers the events of his childhood; I cannot remember dates.
To be capable of recalling when required; to keep in mind; to be continually aware or thoughtful of; to preserve fresh in the memory; to attend to; to think of with gratitude, affection,


resentment ::: n. --> The act of resenting.
The state of holding something in the mind as a subject of contemplation, or of being inclined to reflect upon something; a state of consciousness; conviction; feeling; impression.
In a good sense, satisfaction; gratitude.
In a bad sense, strong displeasure; anger; hostility provoked by a wrong or injury experienced.


Sujātā. (T. Legs skyes ma; C. Xusheduo; J. Shujata; K. Susada 須闍多). The Sanskrit and Pāli proper name of a female lay disciple declared by the Buddha to be foremost among laywomen who had taken refuge in the three jewels (RATNATRAYA). According to the Pāli account, Sujātā was the daughter of a landowner named Senānī who lived in a village near Uruvelā. She had petitioned the spirit (YAKsA) of a banyan tree for a son and when she gave birth to a boy she resolved to make an offering of rice milk to the spirit in gratitude. On the day of her offering, she sent her servant Punnā to prepare a place beneath the tree. There, the servant encountered the bodhisattva SIDDHĀRTHA sitting in meditation, soon after he had decided to give up the practice of strict asceticism. Seeing the bodhisattva's emaciated body, the servant mistook him for the tree spirit and informed Sujātā of his physical presence. Sujātā prepared rice milk and offered it to the bodhisattva in a golden bowl. This offering was praised by the gods as important and praiseworthy, for it enabled the bodhisattva to regain his strength so that he could make the final push to achieve enlightenment as a perfect buddha (SAMYAKSAMBUDDHA). One of Sujātā's sons was YAsAS (P. Yasa), who became the Buddha's sixth convert after the enlightenment. Yasas attained arhatship and was ordained, after which he received alms at his parents' house in the company of the Buddha. At that time, having listened to the Buddha's sermon, Sujātā and Yasas' former wife became stream-enterers (SROTAĀPANNA) and took refuge in the three jewels, thus becoming the first female disciples to do so.

Sundo. (C. Shundao 順道) (c. late-fourth century). In Korean, "In Accordance with the Way"; proper name of the Chinese monk to whom Korean historical sources attribute the official introduction of Buddhism into the Korean peninsula. In 372, King Fu Jian (337-385) of the Former Qin dynasty (351-394) is said to have sent Sundo as his personal envoy to the court of King Sosurim (r. 371-384) of the northern Korean kingdom of Koguryo. Sundo's mission appears to have been an expression of gratitude for Koguryo's help in vanquishing their common foe, the Former Yan (337-370) state. Sundo is said to have brought Buddhist images and scriptures with him to Koguryo. We have no record of specifically which images or texts Sundo may have brought; however, since Fu Jian actively supported the dissemination of MAITREYA images throughout his realm, we may assume Sundo's gifts would probably have included such images. This hypothesis is also supported by the prevalence of Maitreya piety in the early Korean tradition. The scriptures he brought were probably early texts of the MAHĀYĀNA tradition, or perhaps SARVĀSTIVĀDA materials. The Former Qin kingdom had established hegemony over eastern Turkestan, which exposed northern China, and thus Koguryo, to influences from across the Asian continent. Three years after his arrival in Korea, Sundo is said to have collaborated with two other monks in founding a Buddhist monastery in the new Koguryo capital near present-day P'yongyang, the first such monastery established on Korean soil. See also ZHI DUN.

thank ::: n. --> A expression of gratitude; an acknowledgment expressive of a sense of favor or kindness received; obligation, claim, or desert, or gratitude; -- now generally used in the plural.
To express gratitude to (anyone) for a favor; to make acknowledgments to (anyone) for kindness bestowed; -- used also ironically for blame.


thanksgiving ::: n. --> The act of rending thanks, or expressing gratitude for favors or mercies.
A public acknowledgment or celebration of divine goodness; also, a day set apart for religious services, specially to acknowledge the goodness of God, either in any remarkable deliverance from calamities or danger, or in the ordinary dispensation of his bounties.


thankworthy ::: a. --> Deserving thanks; worthy of gratitude; mreitorious.

Troll (Scandinavian) In common usage, an evil gnome or spirit depicted in stories as an ugly and dangerous sprite. As a prefix, used in Scandinavian tongues to denote magical or extrasensory means (e.g., trollkonst magic art, trollkaring old woman, hag, who practices magic arts). In this context it has come to mean almost exclusively an evil influence but there remain tales where a troll is seen as a model of gratitude and faithfulness. This may be a case where the spiritual influences of one culture become regarded by succeeding peoples as demonic. It is also possible that the trolls exemplified less evolved characteristics which become the faithful servants of him who overcomes these weaknesses in himself.

Ŭisang. (C. Yixiang; J. Gisho 義湘/相) (625-702). Influential Korean monk during the Silla dynasty, who was a leader in the Chinese HUAYAN ZONG and founder of the HWAoM tradition in Korea. After ordaining at Hwangboksa in 644, Ŭisang left for China in 650 with his friend and colleague WoNHYO (617-686) via the overland route, but was arrested by Koguryo border guards and forced to return to Silla. In 661, Ŭisang was able to reach China by sea and studied at Zhixiangsi on ZHONGNANSHAN under the guidance of ZHIYAN (602-668), the second patriarch in the Chinese Huayan school. In China, Ŭisang was a close colleague of FAZANG (643-712), a fellow student of Zhiyan's, who was eighteen years his junior; he is also said to have had associations with DAOXUAN (596-667), the founder of the NANSHAN LÜ ZONG, a major Chinese school of Buddhist discipline (VINAYA). According to some accounts, Ŭisang took over the leadership of Zhiyan's community after his master's death, but eventually returned to Korea in 671 to warn the Silla king Munmu (r. 661-681) of an impending Chinese invasion of Silla by the Tang emperor Gaozong (628-683). In gratitude, the Silla king provided munificent support for Ŭisang's Hwaom school and installed the master at the new monastery of PUSoKSA near T'aebaeksan, where Ŭisang is said to have attracted more than three thousand students. Ŭisang is also presumed to have established a network of Hwaom monasteries around the peninsula, which included Mirisa, HWAoMSA, and HAEINSA. Thanks to royal support, by the time of Ŭisang's death, the Hwaom school had emerged as the predominant scholastic tradition in Korean Buddhism. ¶ Even after his return to Korea, Ŭisang continued to exchange letters and to work with his Chinese colleague FAZANG. In 692, Fazang sent Ŭisang a copy of his HUAYAN JING TANXUAN JI, asking for his comments; this correspondence is still extant today. The most influential of Ŭisang's writings is the HWAoM ILSŬNG PoPKYE TO ("Diagram of the DHARMADHĀTU according to the One Vehicle of Hwaom"), which summarizes the gist of the Huayan school's interpretation of the AVATAMSAKASuTRA. His only other extant work is the Paekhwa toryang parwon mun ("Vow Made at the White Lotus Enlightenment Site"), a short paean to the bodhisattva AVALOKITEsVARA (K. Kwanŭm); works attributed to Ŭisang that are no longer extant, most of which addressed aspects of Hwaom thought, include Simmun kanpop kwan, Ip popkye p'um ch'ogi, and Ilsŭng parwon mun, as well as a commentary to the AMITĀBHASuTRA (So Amit'a ŭigi).

unequaled ::: a. --> Not equaled; unmatched; unparalleled; unrivaled; exceeding; surpassing; -- in a good or bad sense; as, unequaled excellence; unequaled ingratitude or baseness.

unkind ::: a. --> Having no race or kindred; childless.
Not kind; contrary to nature, or the law of kind or kindred; unnatural.
Wanting in kindness, sympathy, benevolence, gratitude, or the like; cruel; harsh; unjust; ungrateful.


Vattagāmani Abhaya. A Sinhalese king (r. 43 and 29-17 BCE) whose reign witnessed, tradition claims, a number of major developments in Sri Lankan Buddhism, including the first attempt to compile the Pāli canon (P. tipitaka; S. TRIPItAKA), and its Sinhalese commentaries (AttHAKATHĀ) in written form; this event, which is said to have occurred at a cave named Ālokalena, is considered to mark the first written transcription of a complete Buddhist canon. The DĪPAVAMSA and MAHĀVAMSA state that a gathering of ARHATs had decided to commit the body of texts to writing out of fear that they could no longer be reliably memorized and passed down from one generation to the next. In the first year of his reign, Vattagāmani Abhaya was deposed by a coalition of the forces of seven Damila (Tamil) warriors and forced into exile for fourteen years. During that time, he was aided by a monk named Mahātissa. In gratitude for the assistance, when he regained the throne, Vattagāmani sponsored the construction of the ABHAYAGIRI monastery, which he donated to the monk. But Mahātissa had been expelled from the MAHĀVIHĀRA for misconduct, so the disciples of Mahātissa then dwelling at the Abhayagiri monastery seceded from the Mahāvihāra fraternity and established themselves as a separate fraternity. The Abhayagiri fraternity that arose during the reign of Vattagāmani flourished as a separate monastic sect in Sri Lanka until the twelfth century CE.

world in gratitude for permitting him (Christ),

Yuimae. (C. Weimo hui; K. Yuma hoe 維摩會). In Japanese, "VIMALAKĪRTI ceremony." One of the three great ceremonies (Nankyo san[n]e) held in the ancient Japanese capital of Nara. In 656, when the senior courtier Nakatomi no Kamatari (an ancestor of the Fujiwara clan) became seriously ill, the Paekche nun Pommyong (J. Homyo) advised Empress Saimei to sponsor a reading of the "Inquiry about Illness" chapter of the VIMALAKĪRTINIRDEsA in order to speed his recovery. The reading was successful and, out of gratitude, Kamatari and his family subsequently sponsored a lecture on the sutra in 658 to commemorate the construction of the new monastery of Sankaiji. This ceremony was transferred to the Hossoshu (C. FAXIANG ZONG) monastery of KoFUKUJI in Nara in 712, where it was held periodically every two to five years; it is now observed annually on the tenth day of the tenth lunar month. For seven days, a lecture on the Vimalakīrtinirdesa is offered to the public and offerings are made to the SAMGHA.



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1:Joy is the simplest form of gratitude." ~ Karl Barth,
2:The old calendar fills me with gratitude like a song. ~ Yosa Buson, 1716-1783,
3:May the gratitude in my heart kiss all the universe. ~ Hafiz,
4:Gratitude is wine for the soul. Go on. Get drunk ~ Jalaluddin Rumi,
5:Gratitude is the wine for the soul. Go on. Get drunk." ~ Jalaluddin Rumi,
6:The virtue of gratitude inclines to return something more ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.107.2).,
7:Of all the attitudes we can acquire, surely the attitude of gratitude is the most important and by far the most life-changing.
   ~ Zig Ziglar,
8:gratitude
receiving relief
from heaven
~ Ogawa, @BashoSociety
9:Gratitude: A humble recognition of all that the Divine has done and is doing for you.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II,
10:Always joyfully accept what is given you by the Divine.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II, Gratitude and Faithfulness, GRATITUDE [155],
11:Oh my soul's lute a chord was struck by Love. Transmuting all my being into love: Ages would not discharge my bounden debt Of gratitude for one short hour of love." ~ Jami,
12:If you can just appreciate each thing, one by one, then you will have pure gratitude. Even though you observe just one flower, that one flower includes everything ~ Shunryu Suzuki,
13:To express our gratitude to Sri Aurobindo we can do nothing better than to be a living demonstration of his teaching.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I, [T3],
14:When man is introduced by the action of God into the world of Uncreated Light, there are no words to express his wonder, no words, no sighs to tell of his gratitude." ~ Silouan the Athonite,
15:Gratitude: it is you who open all the closed doors and let the Grace which saves penetrate deeply.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II, Gratitude and Faithfulness, [T5],
16:The Twelve Powers of the Mother manifested for Her Work: Sincerity, Peace, Equality, Generosity, Goodness, Courage, Progress, Receptivity, Aspiration, Perserverance, Gratitude, Humility
   ~ The Mother?,
17:Lord, the year is dying and our gratitude bows down to Thee. Lord, the year is reborn, our prayer rises up to Thee. Let it be for us also the dawn of a new life.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III,
18:Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you; to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.
   ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
19:Love loves Being in an a priori way, for it knows that no science will ever track down the ground of why something exists rather than nothing at all. It receives it as a free gift and replies with free gratitude. ~ Hans Urs von Balthasar, GL V.647,
20:No one can obtain felicity by pursuit. This explains why one of the elements of being happy is the feeling that a debt of gratitude is owed, a debt that cannot be repaid... To be conscious of gratitude is to acknowledge a gift. ~ Josef Pieper, Happiness & Contemplation,
21:Sincerity, Aspiration, Faith, Devotion and Self-Giving, Surrender to the Divine Will, Love, Openness and Receptivity, Purity and Humility, Gratitude and Faithfulness, Will and Perseverance, Enthusiasm, Hope and Straightforwardness, Happiness and Joy, Heroism and Bravery, Prudence and Balance, Truth and Speech ~ ?, toc,
22:Be absolutely convinced that everything that happens, happens in order to give us precisely the lesson we needed, and if we are sincere in the sadhana, the lesson should be accepted with joy and gratitude. For one who aspires to the divine life, what can the actions of a blind and ignorant humanity matter to him?
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II,
23:...to do the integral yoga one must first resolve to surrender entirely to the Divine, there is no other way, this is the way. But after that one must have the five psychological virtues, five psychological perfections and we say that the perfections are 1.Sincerity or Transparency 2.Faith or Trust (Trust in the Divine) 3.Devotion or Gratitude 4.Courage or Inspiration 5.Endurance or Perseverance
   ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1956,
24:(Nirodbaran:) Doesn't the Grace act unconditionally?

(Sri Aurobindo:) It does, especially on those who have been predestined for some definite work in life. Yes, the Grace is unconditional; but at the same time how will it work if a man is throwing it away or doesn't recognise it? It would be like constantly spilling from a cup in which something is being poured. If one recognises the Grace and expresses gratitude, it acts more quickly and more powerfully."[4] ~ Nirodbaran, Talks with Sri Aurobindo, p.8, 11 December 1938,
25:The centre of the Mother's symbol represent the Divine Consciousness, the Supreme Mother, the Mahashakti.
   The four petals of the Mother's symbol represent the four Aspects or Personalities of the Mother; Maheshwari (Wisdom), Mahalakshmi(Harmony), Mahakali(Strength) and Mahasaraswati (Perfection).
   The twelve petals of the Mother's symbol represent; Sincerity, Humility, Gratitude, Perseverance, Aspiration, Receptivity, Progress, Courage, Goodness, Generosity, Equality, Peace.
   ~ ?, https://www.auroville.com/silver-ring-mother-s-symbol.html, [T5],
26:Being tender and open is beautiful. As a woman, I feel continually shhh'ed. Too sensitive. Too mushy. Too wishy washy. Blah blah. Don't let someone steal your tenderness. Don't allow the coldness and fear of others to tarnish your perfectly vulnerable beating heart. Nothing is more powerful than allowing yourself to truly be affected by things. Whether it's a song, a stranger, a mountain, a rain drop, a tea kettle, an article, a sentence, a footstep, feel it all - look around you. All of this is for you. Take it and have gratitude. Give it and feel love. ~ Zooey Deschanel,
27:(From a meditation written on the day after the Mother first saw Sri Aurobindo)
It matters little that there are thousands of beings plunged in the densest ignorance, He whom we saw yesterday is on earth; his presence is enough to prove that a day will come when darkness shall be transformed into light, and Thy reign shall be indeed established upon earth.
O Lord, Divine Builder of this marvel, my heart overflows with joy and gratitude when I think of it, and my hope has no bounds.
My adoration is beyond all words, my reverence is silent. 30 March 1914
~ The Mother,
28:If you want to identify me, ask me not where I live, or what I like to eat, or how I comb my hair, but ask me what I am living for, in detail, ask me what I think is keeping me from living fully for the thing I want to live for . . . To be grateful is to recognize the Love of God in everything He has given us - and He has given us everything. Every breath we draw is a gift of His love, every moment of existence is a grace, for it brings with it immense graces from Him.

Gratitude therefore takes nothing for granted, is never unresponsive, is constantly awakening to new wonder and to praise of the goodness of God. For the grateful person knows that God is good, not by hearsay but by experience. And that is what makes all the difference. ~ Thomas Merton,
29:So the devotion must be accompanied by another movement, that is, gratitude. This feeling of gratitude that the Divine exists, this gratefulness, full of wonder, that truly fills your heart with a sublime delight, because the Divine exists, because there is something in the universe that is the Divine, and there is not merely the monstrosity that we see—because there is the Divine, because the Divine is there.

And each time any least thing puts you in contact with this sublime reality of the Divine existence, your heart is filled with so intense and wonderful a delight, such gratefulness as is of all things the most delectable in taste.

Nothing can give you a delight equal to that of gratitude. You hear a bird singing, you see a flower, you look at a child, you witness an act of generosity, you read a beautiful sentence, you stand before a sunset, it does not matter what the thing is— all on a sudden it comes upon you, a kind of emotion, but so deep, so intense, because the world manifests the Divine, because there is something behind the world which is the Divine. ~ The Mother,
30:January 1, 1914

To Thee, supreme Dispenser of all boons,
to Thee who givest life its justification, by making it pure, beautiful and good,
to Thee, Master of our destinies and goal of all our aspirations, was consecrated the first minute of this new year.

May it be completely glorified by this consecration; may those who hope for Thee, seek Thee in the right path; may those who seek Thee find Thee, and those who suffer, not knowing where the remedy lies, feel Thy life gradually piercing the hard crust of their obscure consciousness.

I bow down in deep devotion and in boundless gratitude before Thy beneficent splendour; in name of the earth I give Thee thanks for manifesting Thyself; in its name I implore Thee to manifest Thyself ever more fully, in an uninterrupted growth of Light and Love.

Be the sovereign Master of our thoughts, our feelings, our actions.

Thou art our reality, the only Reality.
Without Thee all is falsehood and illusion, all is dismol obscurity.
In Thee are life and light and joy.
In Thee is supreme Peace.
~ The Mother, Prayers and Meditation,
31:In the Indian spiritual tradition, a heart's devotion to God, called Bhakti, is regarded as the easiest path to the Divine. What is Bhakti? Is it some extravagant religious sentimentalism? Is it inferior to the path of Knowledge? What is the nature of pure and complete spiritual devotion to God and how to realise it?

What Is Devotion?

...bhakti in its fullness is nothing but an entire self-giving. But then all meditation, all tapasya, all means of prayer or mantra must have that as its end... [SABCL, 23:799]

Devotion Is a State of the Heart and Soul

Bhakti is not an experience, it is a state of the heart and soul. It is a state which comes when the psychic being is awake and prominent. [SABCL, 23:776]

...Worship is only the first step on the path of devotion. Where external worship changes into the inner adoration, real Bhakti begins; that deepens into the intensity of divine love; that love leads to the joy of closeness in our relations with the Divine; the joy of closeness passes into the bliss of union. [SABCL, 21:525]

Devotion without Gratitude Is Incomplete

...there is another movement which should constantly accompany devotion. ... That kind of sense of gratitude that the Divine exists; that feeling of a marvelling thankfulness which truly fills you with a sublime joy at the fact that the Divine exists, that there is something in the universe which is the Divine, that it is not just the monstrosity we see, that there is the Divine, the Divine exists. And each time that the least thing puts you either directly or indirectly in contactwith this sublime Reality of divine existence, the heart is filled with so intense, so marvellous a joy, such a gratitude as of all things has the most delightful taste.

There is nothing which gives you a joy equal to that of gratitude. One hears a bird sing, sees a lovely flower, looks at a little child, observes an act of generosity, reads a beautiful sentence, looks at the setting sun, no matter what, suddenly this comes upon you, this kind of emotion-indeed so deep, so intense-that the world manifests the Divine, that there is something behind the world which is the Divine.

So I find that devotion without gratitude is quite incomplete, gratitude must come with devotion. ~ The Mother,
32:HOW CAN I READ SAVITRI?
An open reply by Dr Alok Pandey to a fellow devotee

A GIFT OF LOVE TO THE WORLD
Most of all enjoy Savitri. It is Sri Aurobindo's gift of Love to the world. Read it from the heart with love and gratitude as companions and drown in its fiery bliss. That is the true understanding rather than one that comes by a constant churning of words in the head.

WHEN
Best would be to fix a time that works for you. One can always take out some time for the reading, even if it be late at night when one is done with all the daily works. Of course, a certain receptivity is needed. If one is too tired or the reading becomes too mechanical as a ritual routine to be somehow finished it tends to be less effective, as with anything else. Hence the advice is to read in a quiet receptive state.

THE PACE
As to the pace of reading it is best to slowly build up and keep it steady. To read a page or a passage daily is better than reading many pages one day and then few lines or none for days. This brings a certain discipline in the consciousness which makes one receptive. What it means is that one should fix up that one would read a few passages or a page or two daily, and then if an odd day one is enjoying and spontaneously wants to read more then one can go by the flow.

COMPLETE OR SELECTIONS?
It is best to read at least once from cover to cover. But if one is not feeling inclined for that do read some of the beautiful cantos and passages whose reference one can find in various places. This helps us familiarise with the epic and the style of poetry. Later one can go for the cover to cover reading.

READING ALOUD, SILENTLY, OR WRITING DOWN?
One can read it silently. Loud reading is needed only if one is unable to focus with silent reading. A mantra is more potent when read subtly. I am aware that some people recommend reading it aloud which is fine if that helps one better. A certain flexibility in these things is always good and rigid rules either ways are not helpful.

One can also write some of the beautiful passages with which one feels suddenly connected. It is a help in the yoga since such a writing involves the pouring in of the consciousness of Savitri through the brain and nerves and the hand.

Reflecting upon some of these magnificent lines and passages while one is engaged in one\s daily activities helps to create a background state for our inner being to get absorbed in Savitri more and more.

HOW DO I UNDERSTAND THE MEANING? DO I NEED A DICTIONARY?
It is helpful if a brief background about the Canto is known. This helps the mind top focus and also to keep in sync with the overall scene and sense of what is being read.

But it is best not to keep referring to the dictionary while reading. Let the overall sense emerge. Specifics can be done during a detailed reading later and it may not be necessary at all. Besides the sense that Sri Aurobindo has given to many words may not be accurately conveyed by the standard dictionaries. A flexibility is required to understand the subtle suggestions hinted at by the Master-poet.

In this sense Savitri is in the line of Vedic poetry using images that are at once profound as well as commonplace. That is the beauty of mystic poetry. These are things actually experienced and seen by Sri Aurobindo, and ultimately it is Their Grace that alone can reveal the intrinsic sense of this supreme revelation of the Supreme. ~ Dr Alok Pandey,
33:Mother, how to change one's consciousness?
   Naturally, there are many ways, but each person must do it by the means accessible to him; and the indication of the way usually comes spontaneously, through something like an unexpected experience. And for each one, it appears a little differently.
   For instance, one may have the perception of the ordinary consciousness which is extended on the surface, horizontally, and works on a plane which is simultaneously the surface of things and has a contact with the superficial outer side of things, people, circumstances; and then, suddenly, for some reason or other - as I say for each one it is different - there is a shifting upwards, and instead of seeing things horizontally, of being at the same level as they are, you suddenly dominate them and see them from above, in their totality, instead of seeing a small number of things immediately next to yourself; it is as though something were drawing you above and making you see as from a mountain-top or an aeroplane. And instead of seeing each detail and seeing it on its own level, you see the whole as one unity, and from far above.
   There are many ways of having this experience, but it usually comes to you as if by chance, one fine day.
   Or else, one may have an experience which is almost its very opposite but which comes to the same thing. Suddenly one plunges into a depth, one moves away from the thing one perceived, it seems distant, superficial, unimportant; one enters an inner silence or an inner calm or an inward vision of things, a profound feeling, a more intimate perception of circumstances and things, in which all values change. And one becomes aware of a sort of unity, a deep identity which is one in spite of the diverse appearances.
   Or else, suddenly also, the sense of limitation disappears and one enters the perception of a kind of indefinite duration beginningless and endless, of something which has always been and always will be.
   These experiences come to you suddenly in a flash, for a second, a moment in your life, you don't know why or how.... There are other ways, other experiences - they are innumerable, they vary according to people; but with this, with one minute, one second of such an existence, one catches the tail of the thing. So one must remember that, try to relive it, go to the depths of the experience, recall it, aspire, concentrate. This is the startingpoint, the end of the guiding thread, the clue. For all those who are destined to find their inner being, the truth of their being, there is always at least one moment in life when they were no longer the same, perhaps just like a lightning-flash - but that is enough. It indicates the road one should take, it is the door that opens on this path. And so you must pass through the door, and with perseverance and an unfailing steadfastness seek to renew the state which will lead you to something more real and more total.
   Many ways have always been given, but a way you have been taught, a way you have read about in books or heard from a teacher, does not have the effective value of a spontaneous experience which has come without any apparent reason, and which is simply the blossoming of the soul's awakening, one second of contact with your psychic being which shows you the best way for you, the one most within your reach, which you will then have to follow with perseverance to reach the goal - one second which shows you how to start, the beginning.... Some have this in dreams at night; some have it at any odd time: something one sees which awakens in one this new consciousness, something one hears, a beautiful landscape, beautiful music, or else simply a few words one reads, or else the intensity of concentration in some effort - anything at all, there are a thousand reasons and thousands of ways of having it. But, I repeat, all those who are destined to realise have had this at least once in their life. It may be very fleeting, it may have come when they were very young, but always at least once in one's life one has the experience of what true consciousness is. Well, that is the best indication of the path to be followed.
   One may seek within oneself, one may remember, may observe; one must notice what is going on, one must pay attention, that's all. Sometimes, when one sees a generous act, hears of something exceptional, when one witnesses heroism or generosity or greatness of soul, meets someone who shows a special talent or acts in an exceptional and beautiful way, there is a kind of enthusiasm or admiration or gratitude which suddenly awakens in the being and opens the door to a state, a new state of consciousness, a light, a warmth, a joy one did not know before. That too is a way of catching the guiding thread. There are a thousand ways, one has only to be awake and to watch.
   First of all, you must feel the necessity for this change of consciousness, accept the idea that it is this, the path which must lead to the goal; and once you admit the principle, you must be watchful. And you will find, you do find it. And once you have found it, you must start walking without any hesitation.
   Indeed, the starting-point is to observe oneself, not to live in a perpetual nonchalance, a perpetual apathy; one must be attentive.
   ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1956, [T6],

*** WISDOM TROVE ***

1:Gratitude is heaven itself. ~ william-blake, @wisdomtrove
2:Gratitude is the sign of noble souls. ~ aesop, @wisdomtrove
3:Develop an attitude of gratitude. ~ brian-tracy, @wisdomtrove
4:Unwanted favours gain no gratitude. ~ sophocles, @wisdomtrove
5:Gratitude, in itself, is heaven. ~ william-blake, @wisdomtrove
6:There is no joy without gratitude. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
7:Gratitude is the antidote to fear. ~ robin-sharma, @wisdomtrove
8:Gratitude is the great multiplier. ~ rhonda-byrne, @wisdomtrove
9:Emit gratitude as though it was done ~ henri-nouwen, @wisdomtrove
10:Fear guides more than gratitude. ~ oliver-goldsmith, @wisdomtrove
11:Gratitude is a species of justice. ~ samuel-johnson, @wisdomtrove
12:The test of happiness is gratitude. ~ g-k-chesterton, @wisdomtrove
13:Gratitude is the most important attitude. ~ zig-ziglar, @wisdomtrove
14:Gratitude to gratitude always gives birth. ~ sophocles, @wisdomtrove
15:Our favorite attitude should be gratitude. ~ zig-ziglar, @wisdomtrove
16:Gratitude can turn a meal into a feast. ~ melody-beattie, @wisdomtrove
17:Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. ~ melody-beattie, @wisdomtrove
18:Act with kindness but do not expect gratitude. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
19:Gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. ~ g-k-chesterton, @wisdomtrove
20:Gratitude is what starts the receiving process. ~ jim-rohn, @wisdomtrove
21:Gratitude turns what we have into enough. ~ melody-beattie, @wisdomtrove
22:My heart's gratitude Is My life's plenitude. ~ sri-chinmoy, @wisdomtrove
23:My day begins and ends with gratitude and joy. ~ louise-hay, @wisdomtrove
24:Silent gratitude isn't very much to anyone. ~ gertrude-stein, @wisdomtrove
25:Gratitude puts everything into perspective. ~ danielle-laporte, @wisdomtrove
26:Gratitude and opportunity create more of the same. ~ seth-godin, @wisdomtrove
27:If you want to find happiness, find gratitude. ~ steve-maraboli, @wisdomtrove
28:May gratitude to God permeate my entire life. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
29:Your gratitude attitude determines your life altitude. ~ zig-ziglar, @wisdomtrove
30:Gratitude is an opener of locked-up blessings. ~ marianne-williamson, @wisdomtrove
31:The best place to begin is always with gratitude. ~ danielle-laporte, @wisdomtrove
32:What separates privilege from entitlement is gratitude. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
33:Gratitude and fear can't stand the sight of each other. ~ robin-sharma, @wisdomtrove
34:Gratitude is a virtue that has commonly profit annexed to it. ~ epicurus, @wisdomtrove
35:Gratitude is pure happiness. Happiness is sure perfection. ~ sri-chinmoy, @wisdomtrove
36:You can’t stand in gratitude if you’re stuck in victimhood. ~ robin-sharma, @wisdomtrove
37:A gratitude-heart Is to discover on earth A Heaven-delivered rose ~ sri-chinmoy, @wisdomtrove
38:I have a long-lasting gratitude and trust for what UNICEF does. ~ audrey-hepburn, @wisdomtrove
39:The grateful heart will always find opportunities to show its gratitude. ~ aesop, @wisdomtrove
40:Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life.   ~ rumi, @wisdomtrove
41:Always there is something worth saying about glory, about gratitude. ~ mary-oliver, @wisdomtrove
42:Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
43:Gratitude - the meanest and most snivelling attribute in the world. ~ dorothy-parker, @wisdomtrove
44:God's foremost treasure on earth Is my ever-blossoming Gratitude-heart. ~ sri-chinmoy, @wisdomtrove
45:Gratitude to God is to accept everything, even my problems, with joy. ~ mother-teresa, @wisdomtrove
46:Love and gratitude can part seas, move mountains, and create miracles. ~ rhonda-byrne, @wisdomtrove
47:Next to ingratitude the most painful thing to bear is gratitude. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
48:Gratitude is like love or fresh air - you can't get too much of it. ~ danielle-laporte, @wisdomtrove
49:Gratitude exclaims, very properly, &
50:Gratitude is heaven itself; there could be no heaven without gratitude. ~ william-blake, @wisdomtrove
51:The gratitude you receive from others is a reflection of your genius. ~ danielle-laporte, @wisdomtrove
52:When joy and prayer are married, their first born child is gratitude. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
53:It is better to light one small candle of gratitude than to curse the darkness. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
54:Gratitude is an astoundingly reliable, immediate way of becoming present. ~ danielle-laporte, @wisdomtrove
55:Gratitude, like faith, is a muscle. The more you use it, the stronger it grows. ~ alan-cohen, @wisdomtrove
56:Learning the art of expressing gratitude will force you to focus on the positive. ~ jim-rohn, @wisdomtrove
57:No one is as capable of gratitude as one who has escaped the kingdom of night. ~ elie-wiesel, @wisdomtrove
58:Think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flames within us. ~ albert-schweitzer, @wisdomtrove
59:Gratitude is a dialysis of sorts... it flushes the self-pity out of our systems. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
60:Let gratitude be awakened; let humility be deepened; let love be quickened. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
61:When we numb [hard feelings], we numb joy, we numb gratitude, we numb happiness. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
62:Look Back in forgiveness, forward in hope, down in compassion and up in gratitude. ~ zig-ziglar, @wisdomtrove
63:The exchange of sympathy for gratitude is the most princely thing! ~ elizabeth-barrett-browning, @wisdomtrove
64:This magnificent universe provides abundantly when you're in a state of gratitude. ~ wayne-dyer, @wisdomtrove
65:When a person doesn't have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity. ~ elie-wiesel, @wisdomtrove
66:Gratitude is a fruit of great cultivation; you do not find it among gross people. ~ samuel-johnson, @wisdomtrove
67:We're a nation hungry for more joy: Because we're starving from a lack of gratitude. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
68:Gratitude is the great multiplier, so say thank you for your health every single day. ~ rhonda-byrne, @wisdomtrove
69:He who does not reflect his life back to God in gratitude does not know himself. ~ albert-schweitzer, @wisdomtrove
70:Stormy or sunny days, glorious or lonely nights, I maintain an attitude of gratitude. ~ maya-angelou, @wisdomtrove
71:Gratitude lifts our eyes off the things we lack so we might see the blessings we possess. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
72:Gratitude is best and most effective when it does not evaporate itself in empty phrases. ~ isaac-asimov, @wisdomtrove
73:Their woes gone by, and both to heaven upflown, To bow for gratitude before Jove's throne. ~ john-keats, @wisdomtrove
74:To educate yourself for the feeling of gratitude means to take nothing for granted. ~ albert-schweitzer, @wisdomtrove
75:Train yourself never to put off the word or action for the expression of gratitude. ~ albert-schweitzer, @wisdomtrove
76:Gratitude, being nearly the greatest of human duties, is also nearly the most difficult. ~ g-k-chesterton, @wisdomtrove
77:Love is appreciating, complimenting, feeling gratitude, and speaking good words to others. ~ rhonda-byrne, @wisdomtrove
78:The only universal language I know of that wraps up joy and gratitude and love is laughter. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
79:Alas, how quickly the gratitude owed to the dead flows off, how quick to be proved a deceiver. ~ sophocles, @wisdomtrove
80:Gratitude, n. A sentiment lying midway between a benefit received and a benefit expected. ~ ambrose-bierce, @wisdomtrove
81:Gratitude opens your heart, and opening your heart is a wonderful and easy way for God to slip in. ~ ram-das, @wisdomtrove
82:I feel a very unusual sensation - if it is not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
83:My feelings, gratitude, for instance, are denied me simply because of my social position. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
84:Gratitude looks to the Past and love to the Present; fear, avarice, lust, and ambition look ahead. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
85:Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. ~ melody-beattie, @wisdomtrove
86:The fool’s life is empty of gratitude and full of fears; its course lies wholly toward the future. ~ epicurus, @wisdomtrove
87:Gratitude incorporates both the heart and mind, and instantly paves the shortest road to happiness. ~ alan-cohen, @wisdomtrove
88:Nothing taken for granted; everything received with gratitude; everything passed on with grace. ~ g-k-chesterton, @wisdomtrove
89:The gratitude ascending from man to God is the supreme transaction between earth and heaven. ~ albert-schweitzer, @wisdomtrove
90:Gratitude is not a virtue I believe in, and to me it seems hypocritical to expect it from a child. ~ hermann-hesse, @wisdomtrove
91:Gratitude takes nothing for granted, is never unresponsive, is constantly awakening to new wonder. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
92:I have noticed that the Universe loves Gratitude. The more Grateful you are, the more goodies you get ~ louise-hay, @wisdomtrove
93:God has no need for our worship. It is we who need to show our gratitude for what we have received. ~ denis-diderot, @wisdomtrove
94:Yes, I can! I certainly can! I can have A gratitude-flower-heart That shall remain open At all hours. ~ sri-chinmoy, @wisdomtrove
95:God has no need for our worship. It is we who need to show our gratitude for what we have received. ~ thomas-aquinas, @wisdomtrove
96:Rather than getting more spoilt with age, as difficulties pile up, epiphanies of gratitude abound. ~ alain-de-botton, @wisdomtrove
97:Gratitude is like a magnet; the more grateful you are, the more you will receive to be grateful for. ~ lyania-vanzant, @wisdomtrove
98:It is a pleasure appropriate to man, for him to save a fellow-man, and gratitude is acquired in no better way. ~ ovid, @wisdomtrove
99:My religion is nature. That’s what arouses those feelings of wonder and mysticism and gratitude in me. ~ oliver-sacks, @wisdomtrove
100:My religion is nature. That’s what arouses those feelings of wonder and mysticism and gratitude in me. ~ oliver-sacks, @wisdomtrove
101:Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude. ~ a-a-milne, @wisdomtrove
102:Develop an &
103:Gratitude flows from the recognition that who we are and what we have are gifts to be received and shared. ~ henri-nouwen, @wisdomtrove
104:Gratitude is a word that I cherish. Gratitude is what defines the happiness and humanity of the human being. ~ elie-wiesel, @wisdomtrove
105:Maybe the only thing worse than having to give gratitude constantlyall the time, is having to accept it. ~ william-faulkner, @wisdomtrove
106:When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude. ~ g-k-chesterton, @wisdomtrove
107:Gratitude is not a mere word; it is not a mere concept. It is the living breath of your real existence on earth. ~ sri-chinmoy, @wisdomtrove
108:Gratitude is the appreciation of what is, of life, of existence, of anybody and anything, for just the way it is. ~ adyashanti, @wisdomtrove
109:Paying tax should be framed as a glorious civic duty worthy of gratitude - not a punishment for making money. ~ alain-de-botton, @wisdomtrove
110:But if objects for gratitude and admiration are our desire, do they not present themselves every hour to our eyes? ~ thomas-paine, @wisdomtrove
111:I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. ~ g-k-chesterton, @wisdomtrove
112:Gratitude is absolutely the way to bring more into your life. Whatever we think about and thank about we bring about. ~ wayne-dyer, @wisdomtrove
113:Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole cosmos — the trees, the clouds, everything. ~ thich-nhat-hanh, @wisdomtrove
114:The greater our present trials, the louder will our future songs be, and the more intense our joyful gratitude. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
115:The more you recognize and express gratitude for the things you have, the more you will have to express gratitude for. ~ zig-ziglar, @wisdomtrove
116:Gratitude BRINGS MORE to be grateful about, so today I make the point of expressing gratitude for everything in my LIFE! ~ louise-hay, @wisdomtrove
117:For me, every hour is grace. And I feel gratitude in my heart each time I can meet someone and look at his or her smile. ~ elie-wiesel, @wisdomtrove
118:If we want to find happiness, let's stop thinking about gratitude or ingratitude and give for the inner joy of giving. ~ dale-carnegie, @wisdomtrove
119:Gratitude drives happiness. Happiness boosts Productivity. Productivity reveals mastery. And mastery inspires the world. ~ robin-sharma, @wisdomtrove
120:A sense of entitlement is a cancerous thought process that is void of gratitude and can be deadly to our relationships. ~ steve-maraboli, @wisdomtrove
121:A child of God should be a visible beatitude for joy and happiness, and a living doxology for gratitude and adoration. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
122:Stand fully in the now moment with gratitude, enthusiasm, openness, and readiness to respond to Life as it greets you. ~ michael-beckwith, @wisdomtrove
123:Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all. ~ william-faulkner, @wisdomtrove
124:What are the things you are grateful for?? Feel the gratitude.. focus on what you have right now that you are grateful for. ~ rhonda-byrne, @wisdomtrove
125:I believe a joyful life is made up of joyful moments, gracefully strung together by trust, gratitude, inspiration, and faith. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
126:As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
127:I loathe a friend whose gratitude grows old, a friend who takes his friend's prosperity but will not voyage with him in his grief ~ euripedes, @wisdomtrove
128:Before the final curtain goes down On my life, I shall say to my Mother-Earth, "My gratitude-heart is all for you, All for you." ~ sri-chinmoy, @wisdomtrove
129:Gratitude is one of the most creative and noble forces of human nature. It makes everything – absolutely everything – better. ~ danielle-laporte, @wisdomtrove
130:The gratitude that we encounter helps us believe in the goodness of the world, and strengthens us thereby to do what's good. ~ albert-schweitzer, @wisdomtrove
131:Mindfully practicing authenticity during our most soul-searching struggles is how we invite grace, joy and gratitude into our lives. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
132:Gratitude places you in the energy field of plentitude. Glow with gratitude and see how awe and joy will make their home in you. ~ michael-beckwith, @wisdomtrove
133:Of all the &
134:Grumbling and gratitude are, for the child of God, in conflict. Be grateful and you won't grumble. Grumble and you won't be grateful. ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
135:It is a dangerous experiment to call in gratitude as an ally to love. Love is a debt which inclination always pays, obligation never. ~ blaise-pascal, @wisdomtrove
136:My day begins with gratitude and joy. I look forward with enthusiasm to the adventures of the day, knowing that in my life, All is good. ~ louise-hay, @wisdomtrove
137:The whole play of existence is so beautiful that laughter can be the only response to it. Only laughter can be the real prayer, gratitude. ~ rajneesh, @wisdomtrove
138:Expressing passion and gratitude will guide your life. Say it again and again. Say it until you believe it. Say it until you live it. ~ melody-beattie, @wisdomtrove
139:... The more a person is inclined to gratitude, the less likely he or she is to be depressed, anxious, lonely, envious, or neurotic. ~ sonja-lyubomirsky, @wisdomtrove
140:I don't have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness - it's right in front of me if I'm paying attention and practicing gratitude. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
141:We are not content to pass away entirely from the scenes of our delight; we would leave, if but in gratitude, a pillar and a legend. ~ robert-louis-stevenson, @wisdomtrove
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143:Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, or worn. It is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace & gratitude. ~ denis-waitley, @wisdomtrove
144:If we perceived life with reverence, we would stand in awe at the experience of physical life and walk the earth in a very deep sense of gratitude. ~ gary-zukav, @wisdomtrove
145:I'm grateful for the opportunity to live on this beautiful and astonishing planet Earth. In the morning, I wake up with a sense of gratitude. ~ earl-nightingale, @wisdomtrove
146:To trifle with Scripture is to deprive yourself of its aid. Reverence it, and look up to God with devout gratitude for having given it to you. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
147:I fully realize that this gratitude of mine is not in the least a sign of perfection: it must be my nature - I could be suborned with a sardine. ~ teresa-of-avila, @wisdomtrove
148:This is the holy reasoning of love; it draws no license from grace, but rather feels the strong constraints of gratitude leading it to holiness. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
149:Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good. ~ maya-angelou, @wisdomtrove
150:The heart that is constantly overflowing with gratitude will be safe from those attacks of resentfulness and gloom that bother so many persons. ~ aiden-wilson-tozer, @wisdomtrove
151:Gratitude is confidence in life itself. In it, we feel how the same force that pushes grass through cracks in the sidewalk invigorates our own life. ~ jack-kornfield, @wisdomtrove
152:Your mantrum is the awareness of the dream - to enjoy and appreciate and have gratitude for all; neither to condemn nor to liberate, but to observe. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
153:Let us serve the world soulfully. The pay we will receive for our service will be in the currency of gratitude, God's gratitude, God the only gratitude. ~ sri-chinmoy, @wisdomtrove
154:The practice of gratitude is incompatible with negative emotions and may actually diminish or deter such feelings as anger, bitterness, and greed. ~ sonja-lyubomirsky, @wisdomtrove
155:I've begun so late, really only in recent years, to truly love the world... Out of gratitude, I want to call my book on political theories Amor Mundi . ~ hannah-arendt, @wisdomtrove
156:Gratitude is an offering precious in the sight of God, and it is one that the poorest of us can make and be not poorer but richer for having made it. ~ aiden-wilson-tozer, @wisdomtrove
157: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-nouwen, @wisdomtrove
158:Gratitude is the sweetest thing in a seeker's life- in all human life. If there is gratitude in your heart, then there will be tremendous sweetness in your eyes. ~ sri-chinmoy, @wisdomtrove
159:Gratitude turns negative energy into positive energy. There is no situation or circumstance so small or large that it is not susceptible to gratitude's power. ~ melody-beattie, @wisdomtrove
160:True gratitude can never come From the mind. It has to flow from the heart To the mind, vital and body Until everything that we have and are Is a sea of gratitude. ~ sri-chinmoy, @wisdomtrove
161:Living in an inner state of vulnerability is a powerful practice that opens our hearts, causing us to live in a state of gratitude for our life and life itself. ~ michael-beckwith, @wisdomtrove
162:Love so much that the song arises in your being — the song of gratitude. Be grateful and sing the song of gratitude so that you can become more and more capable of love. ~ rajneesh, @wisdomtrove
163:When we replace a sense of service and gratitude with a sense of entitlement and expectation, we quickly see the demise of our relationships, society, and economy. ~ steve-maraboli, @wisdomtrove
164:Whoever has gratitude will be given more, and he or she will have an abundance. Whoever does not have gratitude, even what he or she has will be taken from him or her. ~ rhonda-byrne, @wisdomtrove
165:Charity never humiliated him who profited from it, nor ever bound him by the chains of gratitude, since it was not to him but to God that the gift was made. ~ antoine-de-saint-exupery, @wisdomtrove
166:I look forward to seeing Christ and bowing down before Him in praise and gratitude for all He has done for us, and for using me on this earth by His grace-just as I am. ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
167:Joy is prayer; joy is strength, joy is love. God loves a cheerful giver. The best way we can show our gratitude to God and the people is to accept everything with joy. ~ mother-teresa, @wisdomtrove
168:God much are the truly wealthy. So our inner happiness depends not on what we experience but on the degree of our gratitude to God, Gratitude — the Secret of Life. ~ albert-schweitzer, @wisdomtrove
169:If we should deal out justice only, in this world, who would escape? No, it is better to be generous, and in the end more profitable, for it gains gratitude for us, and love. ~ mark-twain, @wisdomtrove
170:The last of human freedoms - the ability to chose one's attitude especially an attitude of gratitude in a given set of circumstances especially in difficult circumstances. ~ viktor-frankl, @wisdomtrove
171:The healing begins when we can start to feel more gratitude that our child came into our life than despair and outrage that our child died. The gratitude is what heals the despair. ~ ram-das, @wisdomtrove
172:That's the way life works: gratitude and appreciation just bring more goodness. Remember: Everything we give out comes back. Gratitude has all sorts of little, surprising rewards. ~ louise-hay, @wisdomtrove
173:Whoever has lived long enough to find out what life is, knows how deep a debt of gratitude we owe to Adam, the first great benefactor of our race. He brought death into the world. ~ mark-twain, @wisdomtrove
174:At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us. ~ albert-schweitzer, @wisdomtrove
175:Apologizing makes me feel vulnerable. And strong. Expressing gratitude makes me feel vulnerable. And strong. Maybe there's something to this vulnerability/strength connection, eh? ~ danielle-laporte, @wisdomtrove
176:I was a chemistry major, but I'm always winding up as a teacher in English departments, so I've brought scientific thinking to literature. There's been very little gratitude for this. ~ kurt-vonnegut, @wisdomtrove
177:Try leaving a trail of little sparks of gratitude on your daily trips. You will be surprised how they will set small flames of friendship that will be rose beacons on your next visit. ~ dale-carnegie, @wisdomtrove
178:Before you eat food or drink water, look at what you're about to eat or drink and feel love and gratitude. Make sure your conversations are positive when you are sitting down to a meal. ~ rhonda-byrne, @wisdomtrove
179:Gratitude is an antidote to negative emotions, a neutralizer of envy, hostility, worry, and irritation. It is savoring; it is not taking things for granted; it is present oriented. ~ sonja-lyubomirsky, @wisdomtrove
180:Gratitude is a powerful process for shifting your energy and bringing more of what you want into your life. Be grateful for what you already have, and you will attract more good things. ~ rhonda-byrne, @wisdomtrove
181:If you practice gratitude a little, your life will change a little. If you practice gratitude a lot every day, your life will change dramatically and in ways that you can hardly imagine. ~ rhonda-byrne, @wisdomtrove
182:There can be no life which does not contain something to be grateful for, and the habit of gratitude is one of the most powerful assets of success and happiness which can be named. ~ orison-swett-marden, @wisdomtrove
183:The loving parts of your personality have no trouble loving. That is all they do. You experience the loving parts of as gratitude, appreciation, caring, patience, contentment and awe of Life. ~ gary-zukav, @wisdomtrove
184:If you make your prayers an expression of gratitude and thanksgiving for the blessings you already have, instead of requests for things you do not have, you will obtain results much faster. ~ napoleon-hill, @wisdomtrove
185:Our office... subjects us to great burdens and labors, dangers and temptations, with little reward or gratitude from the world. But Christ himself will be our reward if we labor faithfully. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
186:Remember God's bounty in the year. String the pearls of His favor. Hide the dark parts, except so far as they are breaking out in light! Give this one day to thanks, to joy, to gratitude! ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
187:Try leaving a friendly trail of little sparks of gratitude on your daily trips. You will be surprised how they will set small flames of friendship that will be rose beacons on your next visit. ~ dale-carnegie, @wisdomtrove
188:Gratitude helps us stop trying to control outcomes. It is the key that unlocks positive energy in our life. It is the alchemy that turns problems into blessings, and the unexpected into gifts. ~ melody-beattie, @wisdomtrove
189:Love and gratitude can part seas... It can move mountains and it can create miracles. The power of love and gratitude will dissolve all negativity in our lives no matter what the form has taken. ~ rhonda-byrne, @wisdomtrove
190:And as it is the most generous souls who have most gratitude, it is those who have most pride, and who are most base and infirm, who most allow themselves to be carried away by anger and hatred. ~ rene-descartes, @wisdomtrove
191:I think that friendship always makes us feel such sweet gratitude, because the world almost always seems like a very hard desert, and the flowers that grow there seem to grow against such high odds. ~ stephen-king, @wisdomtrove
192:The knowledge that I have acquired must not remain imprisoned in my brain. I owe it to many men and women to do something with it. I feel the need to pay back what was given to me. Call it gratitude. ~ elie-wiesel, @wisdomtrove
193:Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation. ~ brian-tracy, @wisdomtrove
194:We ought all to make an effort to act on our first thoughts and let our unspoken gratitude find expression. Then there will be more sunshine in the world, and more power to work for what is good. ~ albert-schweitzer, @wisdomtrove
195:When you don't put your initials behind your name, and I've got tons of them, and when you talk about storytelling or love or gratitude, you're diminishing your legitimacy and importance in this world. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
196:The Hand of providence has been so conspicuous in all this, that he must be worse than an infidel that lacks faith, and more than wicked, that has not gratitude enough to acknowledge his obligations. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
197:You must learn to understand the secret of gratitude. It is more than just so-called virtue. It is revealed to you as a mysterious law of existence. In obedience to it we have to fulfill our destiny. ~ albert-schweitzer, @wisdomtrove
198:Without strong affection, and humanity of heart, and gratitude to that Being whose code is mercy, and whose great attribute is benevolence to all things that breathe, true happiness can never be attained. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
199:No people on earth have more cause to be thankful than ours, and this is said reverently, in no spirit of boastfulness in our own strength, but with the gratitude to the Giver of good who has blessed us. ~ theodore-roosevelt, @wisdomtrove
200:Resentment and gratitude cannot coexist, since resentment blocks the perception and experience of life as a gift. My resentment tells me that I don't receive what I deserve. It always manifests itself in envy. ~ henri-nouwen, @wisdomtrove
201:We should wipe two words from our vocabulary: gratitude and charity. In real life, help is given out of friendship, or it is not valued; it is received from the hand of friendship, or it is resented. ~ robert-louis-stevenson, @wisdomtrove
202:It only takes a few minutes in the morning to use gratitude to Have A Magical Day by giving thanks for the events in your day ahead of time, but this one practice alone will change the way your entire day unfolds. ~ rhonda-byrne, @wisdomtrove
203:The enlightened give thanks for what most people take for granted... . As you begin to be grateful for what most people take for granted, the vibration of gratitude makes you more receptive to good in your life. ~ michael-beckwith, @wisdomtrove
204:The moment you begin to worry about the things you want and the things you don’t have in life is the moment you will lose your gratitude... The greatest source of happiness is the ability to be grateful at all times. ~ zig-ziglar, @wisdomtrove
205:Let ourselves be seen, deeply seen, vulnerably seen, to love with our whole hearts, even though there's no guarantee... to practice gratitude and joy in those moments of terror, to be this vulnerable means that we're alive. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
206:Gratitude isn't a tool to manipulate the universe or God. It's a way to acknowledge our faith that everything happens for a reason even if we don't know what that reason is. ~Melody Beattie, 52 Weeks of Conscious Contact, pg. 34. ~ melody-beattie, @wisdomtrove
207:Gratitude places you in the energy field of plentitude. Perceiving life in a consciousness of gratitude is literally stepping into another dimension of living. Suddenly the seeming ordinariness of your days takes on a divine sparkle. ~ michael-beckwith, @wisdomtrove
208:Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. ~ melody-beattie, @wisdomtrove
209:I never talk about gratitude and joy separately, for this reason. In 12 years, I've never interviewed a single person who would describe their lives as joyful, who would describe themselves as joyous, who was not actively practicing gratitude. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
210:Every acknowledgment of gratitude is a circumstance of humiliation; and some are found to submit to frequent mortifications of this kind, proclaiming what obligations they owe, merely because they think it in some measure cancels the debt. ~ oliver-goldsmith, @wisdomtrove
211:When we approach fundraising in a spirit of gratitude, our confidence in our mission does not depend on how the person we are with responds to our request! We are free to remain secure in God's love with our hearts set joyfully on the kingdom. ~ henri-nouwen, @wisdomtrove
212:Where is the man to be found who wishes to remain indebted for the defense of his own person and property to the exertions, the bravery, and the blood of others, without making one generous effort to repay the debt of honor and gratitude? ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
213:Fear guides more to their duty than gratitude; for one man who is virtuous from the love of virtue, from the obligation he thinks he lies under to the Giver of all, there are ten thousand who are good only from their apprehension of punishment. ~ oliver-goldsmith, @wisdomtrove
214:When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long in disappointment and bitterness at the closed door that we do not expectantly look for and therefore see with pleasure and gratitude the one which has been opened for us. ~ hellen-keller, @wisdomtrove
215:I have noticed that the Universe loves gratitude. The more grateful you are, the more goodies you get. When I say &
216:The delightful study of the Psalms has yielded me boundless profit and ever-growing pleasure; common gratitude constrains me to communicate to others a portion of the benefit, with the prayer that it may induce them to search further for themselves. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
217:The signal instances of Providential goodness which we have experienced and which have now almost crowned our labors with complete success demand from us in a peculiar manner the warmest returns of gratitude and piety to the Supreme Author of all good. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
218:Authentic gratitude is a way of life. When you wake up in the morning let your first thought be one of thanksgiving that you have another day to walk in the love of God. As you go through your day, see the Giver behind all of the gifts freely being given to you. ~ michael-beckwith, @wisdomtrove
219:Gratitude as a discipline involves a conscious choice. I can choose to be grateful even when my emotions and feelings are still steeped in hurt and resentment. It is amazing how many occasions present themselves in which I can choose gratitude instead of a complaint. ~ henri-nouwen, @wisdomtrove
220:Appreciation empowers not just money transactions, but all interactions. Gratitude is one of the greatest meditations of a lifetime, the fastest attitude uplifter I know. Be grateful for all the good in your life and your good will only increase, along with your happiness. ~ alan-cohen, @wisdomtrove
221:Love is the miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives. I am not talking about vanity or arrogance . . . for that is not love. It is only fear. I am talking about having a great respect for ourselves and a gratitude for the miracle of our body and our mind. ~ louise-hay, @wisdomtrove
222:Life itself, every bit of health that we enjoy, every hour of liberty and free enjoyment, the ability to see, to hear, to speak, to think, and to imagine- all this comes from the hand of God. We show our gratitude by giving back to Him a part of that which He has given to us. ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
223:It's no wonder, that God's anxiety therapy includes a large, delightful dollop of gratitude. The anxious heart says, "Lord, if only I had this, that, or the other, I'd be okay." The grateful heart says, "Oh, look! You've already given me this, that, and the other. Thank you, God." ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
224:We can never bring anything to us unless we are GRATEFUL for what we have. In fact, if somebody was completely and utterly GRATEFUL for everything, they would never have to ask for anything, because it would be given to them before they even asked. That is the power of GRATITUDE! ~ rhonda-byrne, @wisdomtrove
225:His past was fairly blameless; few men could read the rolls of their life with less apprehension; yet he was humbled to the dust by the many ill things he had done, and raised up again into sober and fearful gratitude by the many he had come so near to doing, yet avoided. ~ robert-louis-stevenson, @wisdomtrove
226:The whole world is looking for miracles. Every day it is dying to see miracles. But can there be any miracle More challenging, more illumining And more fulfilling Than to see and feel the infinite Beauty Of my Beloved Supreme Inside this tinier than the tiniest Gratitude-heart of mine? ~ sri-chinmoy, @wisdomtrove
227:It is part of the irony of life that the strongest feelings of devoted gratitude of which human nature seems to be susceptible, are called forth in human beings towards those who, having the power entirely to crush their earthly existence, voluntarily refrain from using that power. ~ john-stuart-mill, @wisdomtrove
228:I must add... my gratitude to you for the attention with which you have listened to me, for, from my numerous observations, our Liberals are never capable of letting anyone else have a conviction of his own without at once meeting their opponent with abuse or even something worse. ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
229:No one is as capable of gratitude as one who has emerged from the kingdom of night. We know that every moment is a moment of grace, every hour an offering; not to share them would mean to betray them. Our lives no longer belong to us alone; they belong to all those who need us desperately. ~ elie-wiesel, @wisdomtrove
230:Expressing gratitude to our benefactors is a natural form of love. In fact, some people find loving kindness for themselves so hard, they begin their practice with a benefactor. This too is fine. The rule in loving kindness practice is to follow the way that most easily opens your heart. ~ jack-kornfield, @wisdomtrove
231:Fill your hearts with love and gratitude. Life gives us what we need and not necessarily what we want. It follows its own wisdom, which is often incomprehensible to our gross minds. We should learn to accept situations in life. This attitude of acceptance is the secret to happiness. ~ mata-amritanandamayi, @wisdomtrove
232:Perhaps nothing helps us make the movement from our little selves to a larger world than remembering God in gratitude. Such a perspective puts God in view in all of life, not just in the moments we set aside for worship or spiritual disciplines. Not just in the moments when life seems easy. ~ henri-nouwen, @wisdomtrove
233:As flowers carry dewdrops, trembling on the edges of the petals, and ready to fall at the first waft of wind or brush of bird, so the heart should carry its beaded words of thanksgiving; and at the first breath of heavenly flavor, let down the shower, perfumed with the heart's gratitude. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
234:The angel of death can teach us to live as if it is the last day of our lives, as if there may be no tomorrow.  We can begin each day by saying, "I am alive, I see the sun. I am going to give my gratitude to the sun and to everything and everyone because I am alive.  One more day to be myself. ~ don-miguel-ruiz, @wisdomtrove
235:Joy attracts more joy. Happiness attracts more happiness. Peace attracts more peace. GRATITUDE attracts more GRATITUDE. Kindness attracts more kindness. Love attracts more love. Your job is an inside one. To change your world, all you have to do is change the way you feel inside. How easy is that? ~ rhonda-byrne, @wisdomtrove
236:If you have true gratitude, it will express itself automatically. It will be visible in your eyes, around your being, in your aura. It is like the fragrance of a flower. In most cases if there is a beautiful flower, the fragrance will be there naturally. The flower and its fragrance cannot be separated. ~ sri-chinmoy, @wisdomtrove
237:The power of material things, to bestow happiness, to bring joy into the life is tremendously exaggerated. But The right mental attitude for example gratitude that things are not worse, the trained mind the right habits of thought - lifeskills, will bring to us the best there is in the universe. ~ orison-swett-marden, @wisdomtrove
238:Thus love is the most easy and agreeable, and gratitude the most humiliating, affection of the mind. We never reflect on the man we love without exulting in our choice, while he who has bound us to him by benefits alone rises to our ideas as a person to whom we have in some measure forfeited our freedom. ~ oliver-goldsmith, @wisdomtrove
239:You'll never meet a happy ungrateful person, or an unhappy grateful person because gratitude and happiness go together. Sometimes happiness precedes gratitude but often gratitude precedes happiness. The latter is achieved by realising things could be worse but aren't and so feeling relieved, grateful and happy. ~ zig-ziglar, @wisdomtrove
240:With a heart full of love and gratitude, I now take leave of you. I most devoutly wish that your later days may be as prosperous and happy as your former ones have been glorious and honorable. I cannot... I cannot come to each of you but shall feel obliged if each of you will come and take me by the hand. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
241:I cannot pretend I am without fear. But my predominant feeling is one of gratitude. I have loved and been loved; I have been given much and I have given something in return; I have read and traveled and thought and written. I have had an intercourse with the world, the special intercourse of writers and readers. ~ oliver-sacks, @wisdomtrove
242:The answer to the mystery of existence is the love you shared sometimes so imperfectly, and when the loss wakes you to the deeper beauty of it, to the sanctity of it, you can't get off your knees for a long time, you're driven to your knees not by the weight of the loss but by gratitude for what preceded the loss. ~ dean-koontz, @wisdomtrove
243:The ship of my life may or may not be sailing on calm and amiable seas. The challenging days of my existence may or may not be bright and promising. Stormy or sunny days, glorious or lonely nights, I maintain an attitude of gratitude. If I insist on being pessimistic, there is always tomorrow. Today I am blessed. ~ maya-angelou, @wisdomtrove
244:Do you have any love in you? Is there any gratitude in you? - for anything you have ever received? Is there any gratitude in you for this beautiful life? Is there any gratitude in you for the love you have received, all your life? You have to feel it now. You can’t remember this gratitude. Feel it now. Do you feel it? ~ barry-long, @wisdomtrove
245:The process of prayer becomes much easier when, rather than having to believe that God will always say “yes” to every request, one understands intuitively that the request itself is not necessary. Then the prayer is a prayer of thanksgiving. It is not a request at all, but a statement of gratitude of what is so. ~ neale-donald-walsch, @wisdomtrove
246:For a wonderful physical tie binds the parents to the children; and - by some sad, strange irony - it does not bind us children to our parents. For if it did, if we could answer their love not with gratitude but with equal love, life would lose much of its pathos and much of its squalor, and we might be wonderfully happy. ~ e-m-forster, @wisdomtrove
247:How would your life be different if... you began each day by thanking someone who has helped you? Let today be the day... You make it a point to show your gratitude to others. Send a letter or card, make a call, send a text or email, tell them in person... do whatever you have to do to let them know you appreciate them. ~ steve-maraboli, @wisdomtrove
248:In the spiritual life the easiest way to conquer ego is to offer gratitude to God for five minutes daily. If you cannot offer gratitude for five minutes, then utter it for one minute. Offer your gratitude to God. Then you will feel that inside you a sweet, fragrant and beautiful flower is growing. That is the flower of humility. ~ sri-chinmoy, @wisdomtrove
249:And so, in my view the most important thing of all is that we should give ourselves up entirely to God whenever he allows anything to befall us, whether insult, tribulation or any other kind of suffering, accepting it with joy and gratitude and allowing God to guide us all the more rather than seeking these things out ourselves. ~ meister-eckhart, @wisdomtrove
250:Whatever you have received more than others-in health, in talents, in ability, in success, in a pleasant childhood, in harmonious conditions of home life-all this you must not take to yourself as a matter of course. In gratitude for your good fortune, you must remember in return some sacrifice of your own life for another life. ~ albert-schweitzer, @wisdomtrove
251:Continuous practice, day after day, is the most appropriate way of expressing gratitude. This means that you practice continuously, without wasting a single day of your life, without using it for your own sake. Why is it so? Your life is a fortunate outcome of the continuous practice of the past. You should express your gratitude immediately. ~ dogen, @wisdomtrove
252:An understanding heart is everything in a teacher, and cannot be esteemed highly enough. One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feeling. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child. ~ carl-jung, @wisdomtrove
253:people who regularly practice appreciation or gratitude—who, for example, count their blessings once a week over the course of one to twelve consecutive weeks or pen appreciation letters to people who’ve been kind and meaningful—become reliably happier and healthier, and remain happier for as long as six months after the experiment is over. ~ sonja-lyubomirsky, @wisdomtrove
254:The purpose of life is joy! When you're in joy, you attract the highest and best in every area of your life. Joy increases to the exact degree that you deliberately increase your good thoughts, good words, and good actions. I've found in my life that the easiest way to increase my joy is to religiously practice gratitude until I'm a gratitude machine! ~ rhonda-byrne, @wisdomtrove
255:The best way to show your gratitude to God and people is to accept everything with joy... .We may not be able to give much but we can always give the joy that springs from a heart that is in love with God. All over the world people are hungry and thirsty for God's love. We meet that hunger by spreading joy. Joy is one of the best safeguards against temptation. ~ mother-teresa, @wisdomtrove
256:As we celebrate Thanksgiving, we should reflect on the full meaning of this day as we enjoy the fellowship that is so much a part of the holiday festivities. Searching our hearts, we should ask what we can do as individuals to demonstrate our gratitude to God for all He has done. Such reflection can only add to the significance of this precious day of remembrance. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
257:Contemplation is life itself, fully awake, fully active, and fully aware that it is alive. It is spiritual wonder. It is spontaneous awe at the sacredness of life, of being. It is gratitude for life, for awareness, and for being. It is a vivid realization of the fact that life and being in us proceed from an invisible, transcendent, and infinitely abundant Source. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
258:To love someone fiercely, to believe in something with your whole heart, to celebrate a fleeting moment in time, to fully engage in a life that doesn’t come with guarantees – these are risks that involve vulnerability and often pain. But, I’m learning that recognizing and leaning into the discomfort of vulnerability teaches us how to live with joy, gratitude and grace. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
259:Choose today to let the peace of Christ rule in your heart and have an attitude of gratitude toward the Lord. Even if you have things that are upsetting you, take a step of faith and begin to thank God for His goodness in your life. Thank Him for working behind the scenes on your behalf. As you do, you will walk forward into the life of blessing He has in store for you! ~ joel-osteen, @wisdomtrove
260:The most important and most significant good quality in our human life is gratitude. Unfortunately, that good quality we somehow manage not to express either in our thoughts or in our actions. Right from the beginning of our life, we have somehow learned not to express it. So we have the least amount of the very thing that we need most in order to become a better person. ~ sri-chinmoy, @wisdomtrove
261:Deep at the center of my being there is an infinite well of gratitude. I now allow this gratitude to fill my heart, my body, my mind, my consciousness, my very being. This gratitude radiates out from me in all directions, touching everything in my world, and returns to me as more to be grateful for. The more gratitude I feel, the more I am aware that the supply is endless. ~ louise-hay, @wisdomtrove
262:To educate yourself for the feeling of gratitude means to take nothing for granted, but to always seek out and value the kindness that stands behind the action. Nothing that is done for you is a matter of course. Everything originates in a will for the good, which is directed at you. Train yourself never to put off the word or action for the expression of gratitude. ~ albert-schweitzer, @wisdomtrove
263:I don't feel any vulgar gratitude to you[for helping me]. I almost feel as if You ought to be grateful to ME, for giving you the opportunity of enjoying the luxury of generosity. . . I may have come into the world expressly for the purpose of increasing your stock of happiness. I may have been born to be a benefactor to you, by giving you an opportunity of assisting me. ~ charles-dickens, @wisdomtrove
264:What kind of thoughts make you feel good? Thoughts of love, appreciation, gratitude, joyful childhood experiences? Thoughts in which you rejoice that you're alive and bless your body with love? Do you truly enjoy this present moment and get excited about tomorrow? Thinking these kinds of thoughts is an act of loving yourself, and loving yourself creates miracles in your life. ~ louise-hay, @wisdomtrove
265:When your heart's gratitude comes to the fore, when you become all gratitude, this gratitude is like a flow, a flow of consciousness. When your consciousness is flowing, feel that this gratitude-flow is like a river that is watering the root of the tree and the tree itself. It is always through gratitude that your consciousness-river will grow and water the perfection-tree inside you. ~ sri-chinmoy, @wisdomtrove
266:Gratitude is the confidence in life itself... 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... We can be joyful for people we love, for moments of goodness, for sunlight and trees, and for the very breath within our lungs. Like an innocent child, we can rejoice in life itself, in being alive. ~ jack-kornfield, @wisdomtrove
267:Gratitude is the creative force, the mother and father of love. It is in gratitude that real love exists. Love expands only when gratitude is there. Limited love does not offer gratitude. Limited love is immediately bound by something- by constant desires or constant demands. But when it is unlimited love, constant love, then gratitude comes to the fore. This love becomes all gratitude. ~ sri-chinmoy, @wisdomtrove
268:bring to mind the feeling of being with someone who loves you, while calling up heartfelt emotions such as gratitude or fondness. Next, bring empathy to the difficulties of the other person. Opening to his (even subtle) suffering, let sympathy and goodwill naturally arise. (These steps flow together in actual practice.) Then, in your mind, offer explicit wishes, such as May you not suffer. ~ rick-hanson, @wisdomtrove
269:Wants and needs are closely connected. And all our needs, even the ones we're not completely aware of yet, will be met. Be grateful that God knows more about what we need than we do. Sometimes when we pray, we get what we want. Sometimes we get what we need. Accept both answers-the yes's and the something else's-with heartfelt gratitude. Then look around and see what your lesson and gift is. ~ melody-beattie, @wisdomtrove
270:Gratitude, like faith, is a muscle. The more you use it, the stronger it grows, and the more power you have to use it on your behalf. If you do not practice gratefulness, its benefaction will go unnoticed, and your capacity to draw on its gifts will be diminished. To be grateful is to find blessings in everything, This is the most powerful attitude to adopt, for there are blessings in everything. ~ alan-cohen, @wisdomtrove
271:Rather than seeing your present moment as an obstacle, see it as the supreme miracle. “Wayne, this is the only moment you have,” is a sentence I often say to myself to keep me on friendly terms with the now. Think about that: the only moment you have. When you realize the significance of this, you’ll immediately want to shift into a state of awe and gratitude for it, regardless of what is transpiring. ~ wayne-dyer, @wisdomtrove
272:Now there are many, many people in the world, but relatively few with whom we interact, and even fewer who cause us problems. So when you come across such a chance for practicing patience and tolerance, you should treat it with gratitude. It is rare. Just as having unexpectedly found a treasure in your own house, you should be happy and grateful toward your enemy for providing you that precious opportunity.    ~ dalai-lama, @wisdomtrove
273:I am always saddened by the death of a good person. It is from this sadness that a feeling of gratitude emerges. I feel honored to have known them and blessed that their passing serves as a reminder to me that my time on this beautiful earth is limited and that I should seize the opportunity I have to forgive, share, explore, and love. I can think of no greater way to honor the deceased than to live this way. ~ steve-maraboli, @wisdomtrove
274:I remember, when I was a child and wrote poems in little clasped books, I used to kiss the books and put them away tenderly because I had been happy near them, and take them out by turns when I was going from home, to cheer them by the change of air and the pleasure of the new place. This, not for the sake of the verses written in them, and not for the sake of writing more verses in them, but from pure gratitude. ~ elizabeth-barrett-browning, @wisdomtrove
275:Gratitude goes beyond the &
276:The highest form of praise you can offer to yourself, to God and to the world is to spend time each day expressing gratitude. It says to God that you are aware and appreciative of grace. It says to life that you are acknowledging its awesome presence in you. It says to yourself that you are worth the time it takes to be healed. Time spent in silence, contemplation and gratitude is time spent in devotion to a higher calling and a more loving state of being. ~ lyania-vanzant, @wisdomtrove
277:Joy is not a constant. It comes to us in moments - often ordinary moments. Sometimes we miss out on the bursts of joy because we're too busy chasing down the extraordinary moments. Other times we're so afraid of the dark we don't dare let ourselves enjoy the light. A joyful life is not a floodlight of joy. That would eventually become unbearable. I believe a joyful life is made up of joyful moments gracefully strung together by trust, gratitude and inspiration ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
278:No Man has a more perfect reliance on the all-wise and powerful dispensations of the Supreme Being than I have, nor thinks his aid more necessary... The man must be bad indeed who can look upon the events of the American Revolution without feeling the warmest gratitude towards the great Author of the Universe whose divine interposition was so frequently manifested in our behalf... .In war He directed the sword, and in peace, He has ruled in our councils. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
279:We know when we are following our vocation when our soul is set free from preoccupation with itself and is able to seek God and even to find Him, even though it may not appear to find Him. Gratitude and confidence and freedom from ourselves: these are signs that we have found our vocation and are living up to it even though everything else may seem to have gone wrong. They give us peace in any suffering. They teach us to laugh at despair. And we may have to. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
280:When you are happy, so happy you have no sense of needing Him, so happy that you are tempted to feel His claims upon you as an interruption, if you remember yourself and turn to Him with gratitude and praise, you will be — or so it feels— welcomed with open arms. But go to Him when your need is desperate, when all other help is vain, and what do you find? A door slammed in your face, and a sound of bolting and double bolting on the inside. After that, silence. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
281:We need to set goals for ourselves. Start today... if you don't have any goals, make your first goal getting some goals. You probably won't start living happily ever after, but you may start living happily, purposefully, and with gratitude... Goals are gratitude in action. They give us the opportunity to build on what we already have. While achieving goals can be a lengthy process, we can learn to be grateful for each stage in the process of setting and meeting goals. ~ melody-beattie, @wisdomtrove
282:Comparison with something that is better is the thief of joy. Comparison with something that is worse is a joy - full of relief and gratitude! You cannot always choose what happens to you or your circumstances but you can always choose your attitude by what you choose to compare your experiences or circumstances to and therefore how you will feel!! We can make any experience either a heaven or a hell by what we compare it to. Our emotions are &
283:If a woman conceals her affection with the same skill from the object of it, she may lose the opportunity of fixing him; and it will then be but poor consolation to believe the world equally in the dark. There is so much of gratitude or vanity in almost any attachment, that it is not safe to leave any to itself. We can all begin ‘freely’- as light preference is natural enough; but there are very few of us who have a heart enough to be really in love without encouragement. ~ jane-austen, @wisdomtrove
284:Gratitude is a mindful awareness of the benefits of life. It's the greatest of virtues. Studies have linked the emotion with a variety of positive effects. Grateful people tend to be more empathetic and forgiving of others. People who keep a gratitude journal are more likely to have a positive outlook on life. Grateful individuals demonstrate less envy, materialism, and self-centeredness. Gratitude improves self-esteem and enhances relationships, quality of sleep, and longevity. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
285:The things that most deserve our gratitude we just take for granted. Without air we cannot live for more than a minute or two. Everyday we are breathing in and breathing out, but do we ever feel grateful to the air? If we do not drink water, we cannot survive. Even our body is composed to a large extent of water.But do we give any value to water? Every morning when we open our eyes, we see the sun blessingfully offering us light and life-energy, which we badly need. But are we grateful to the sun? ~ sri-chinmoy, @wisdomtrove
286:To be grateful is to recognize the Love of God in everything He has given us - and He has given us everything. Every breath we draw is a gift of His love, every moment of existence is a grace, for it brings with it immense graces from Him. Gratitude therefore takes nothing for granted, is never unresponsive, is constantly awakening to new wonder and to praise of the goodness of God. For the grateful person knows that God is good, not by hearsay but by experience. And that is what makes all the difference. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
287:Even if someone is harsh and rude, thank them. They might have been having a bad day, or maybe they’re just a negative person in general. But even so, your attitude of gratitude will probably catch them off-guard. And you know what?  My habit of thanking my critics has actually won a few of them over. Even if the critic doesn’t take your thank you' in a good way, it’s still good to do — for yourself. It’s a way of reminding yourself that the criticism was a good thing for you, a way of keeping yourself humble.  ~ leo-babauta, @wisdomtrove
288:The peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus . As we do our part rejoice in the Lord, pursue a gentle spirit, pray about everything, and cling to gratitude, God does his part. He bestows upon us the peace of God. Note, this is not a peace from God. Our Father gives us the very peace of God. He downloads the tranquility of the throne room into our world, resulting in an inexplicable calm. We should be worried, but we aren't. We should be upset, but we're comforted. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
289:If religion and life depend upon books or upon the existence of any prophet whatsoever, then perish all religion and books! Religion is in us. No books or teachers can do more than help us to find it, and even without them we can get all truth within. You have gratitude for books and teachers without bondage to them; and worship your Guru as God, but do not obey him blindly; love him all you will, but think for yourself. No blind belief can save you, work out your own salvation. Have only one idea of God - that He is an eternal help. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
290:The dismal half-baked images of the average "reportage" and "documentary" photography are self dammning... the slick manner, the slightly obscure significance, the esoteric fear of simple beauty for its own sake - I am deeply concerned with these manifestations of decay. Gene Smith's work validates my most vigorous convictions that if the documentary photographs is to be truly effective it must contain elements of art, intensity, fine craft and spirituality. All these his work contains and we may turn to his work with gratitude, appreciation. ~ amsel-adams, @wisdomtrove
291:Tom Dancer’s gift of a whitebark pine cone You never know What opportunity Is going to travel to you, Or through you. Once a friend gave me A small pine cone- One of a few He found in the scat Of a grizzly In Utah maybe, Or Wyoming. I took it home And did what I supposed He was sure I would do- I ate it, Thinking How it had traveled Through that rough And holy body. It was crisp and sweet. It was almost a prayer Without words. My gratitude, Tom Dancer, For this gift of the world I adore so much And want to belong to. And thank you too, great bear ~ mary-oliver, @wisdomtrove
292:My own personal task is not simply that of poet and writer (still less commentator, pseudo-prophet); it is basically to praise God out of an inner center of silence, gratitude, and &
293:To become fully human means learning to turn my gratitude for being alive into some concrete common good. It means growing gentler toward human weakness. It means practicing forgiveness of my and everyone else's hourly failures to live up to divine standards. It means learning to forget myself on a regular basis in order to attend to the other selves in my vicinity. It means living so that "I'm only human" does not become an excuse for anything. It means receiving the human condition as blessing and not curse, in all its achingly frail and redemptive reality. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
294:I have lived large parts of my life in wonderful circumstances that I utterly failed to appreciate. Reasons to be happy were everywhere, but somehow I didn't connect with them. It was as though I was eating but couldn't taste the food. Finally, I've learned to celebrate the good while it's happening. I feel gratitude and praise today for what are sometimes such simple pleasures. I have learned that happiness is not determined by circumstances. Happiness is not what happens when everything goes the way you think it should go; happiness is what happens when you decide to be happy. ~ marianne-williamson, @wisdomtrove
295:If gratitude and esteem are good foundations of affection, Elizabeth's change of sentiment will be neither improbable nor faulty. But if otherwise&
296:TEN GUIDEPOSTS FOR WHOLEHEARTED LIVING 1. Cultivating authenticity: letting go of what people think 2. Cultivating self-compassion: letting go of perfectionism 3. Cultivating a resilient spirit: letting go of numbing and powerlessness 4. Cultivating gratitude and joy: letting go of scarcity and fear of the dark 5. Cultivating intuition and trusting faith: letting go of the need for certainty 6. Cultivating creativity: letting go of comparison 7. Cultivating play and rest: letting go of exhaustion as a status symbol and productivity as self-worth 8. Cultivating calm and stillness: letting go of anxiety as a lifestyle 9. Cultivating meaningful work: letting go of self-doubt and supposed to 10. Cultivating laughter, song, and dance: letting go of being cool and always in control ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
297:Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we’re supposed to be and embracing who we are. Choosing authenticity means cultivating the courage to be imperfect, to set boundaries, and to allow ourselves to be vulnerable; exercising the compassion that comes from knowing that we are all made of strength and struggle; and nurturing the connection and sense of belonging that can only happen when we believe that we are enough. Authenticity demands Wholehearted living and loving—even when it’s hard, even when we’re wrestling with the shame and fear of not being good enough, and especially when the joy is so intense that we’re afraid to let ourselves feel it. Mindfully practicing authenticity during our most soul-searching struggles is how we invite grace, joy, and gratitude into our lives. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
298:One of the most profound changes in my life happened when I got my head around the relationship between gratitude and joy. I always thought that joyful people were grateful people. I mean, why wouldn’t they be? They have all of that goodness to be grateful for. But after spending countless hours collecting stories about joy and gratitude, three powerful patterns emerged: Without exception, every person I interviewed who described living a joyful life or who described themselves as joyful, actively practiced gratitude and attributed their joyfulness to their gratitude practice. Both joy and gratitude were described as spiritual practices that were bound to a belief in human interconnectedness and a power greater than us. People were quick to point out the differences between happiness and joy as the difference between a human emotion that’s connected to circumstances and a spiritual way of engaging with the world that’s connected to practicing gratitude. ~ brene-brown, @wisdomtrove
299:Mahomet has been extolled by Moslem writers for the chastity of his early life ; and it is remarkable that, with all the plurality of wives indulged in by the Arabs, and which he permitted himself in subsequent years, and with all that constitutional fondness which he evinced for the sex, he remained single in his devotion to Cadijah to her dying day, never giving her a rival in his house, nor in his heart. Even the fresh and budding charms of Ayesha, which soon assumed such empire over him, could not obliterate the deep and mingled feeling of tenderness and gratitude for his early benefactress. Ayesha was piqued one day at hearing him indulge in these fond recollections : " O, apostle of God, " demanded the youth-ful beauty, "was not Cadijah stricken in years? Has not Allah given thee a better wife in her stead?" " Never ! " exclaimed Mahomet, with an honest burst of feeling — " never did God give me a better ! When I was poor, she enriched me ; when I was pronounced a liar, she believed in me ; when I was opposed by all the world, she remained true tome! ~ washington-irving, @wisdomtrove

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1:Gratitude is peace. ~ Anne Lamott,
2:gratitude-fueled joy. ~ Bren Brown,
3:showing his gratitude. ~ Mario Puzo,
4:No gratitude from the wicked. ~ Aesop,
5:Keep a gratitude list. ~ Steve Maraboli,
6:Gratitude tempers sorrow. ~ Debra Holland,
7:process. GRATITUDE Wow! ~ Anthony Robbins,
8:Gratitude is pure happiness. ~ Sri Chinmoy,
9:Gratitude is heaven itself. ~ William Blake,
10:I’m crying out of gratitude. ~ Gayle Forman,
11:True gratitude can never come ~ Sri Chinmoy,
12:What soon grows old? Gratitude. ~ Aristotle,
13:Gratitude is the sign of noble souls. ~ Aesop,
14:Gratitude is a way of contentment. ~ Miss Brit,
15:Gratitude is for happy occasions. ~ Minka Kent,
16:gratitude makes for soul-growth. ~ Max Heindel,
17:She was crushed with gratitude. ~ Lauren Groff,
18:Gratitude is the seedbed of joy. ~ Peter Kreeft,
19:Keep cultivating gratitude. ~ Elizabeth Gilbert,
20:The DNA of joy is gratitude. ~ Paul David Tripp,
21:Unwanted favours gain no gratitude. ~ Sophocles,
22:Gratitude and greed go not together. ~ Anonymous,
23:Gratitude, in itself, is heaven. ~ William Blake,
24:Gratitude is the key to happiness. ~ Demi Lovato,
25:Gratitude is the root of joy. ~ Jonathan Jackson,
26:There is no joy without gratitude. ~ Brene Brown,
27:Gratitude is the antidote to fear. ~ Robin Sharma,
28:Gratitude is the great multiplier. ~ Rhonda Byrne,
29:I live my life in gratitude. ~ Olivia Newton John,
30:The still small voice of gratitude. ~ Thomas Gray,
31:Emit gratitude as though it was done ~ Henri Nouwen,
32:Fear guides more than gratitude. ~ Oliver Goldsmith,
33:Gratitude is a muscle, not a feeling, ~ Tim Sanders,
34:Gratitude is a species of justice. ~ Samuel Johnson,
35:Gratitude is born in the struggle. ~ Colleen Hoover,
36:Joy is the simplest form of gratitude. ~ Karl Barth,
37:Do you count your birthdays with gratitude? ~ Horace,
38:Gratitude is my chief erotic emotion. ~ Edmund White,
39:Gratitude is where self-love begins! ~ Bryant McGill,
40:to ixpriss the gratitude of me ~ Gene Stratton Porter,
41:For me, gratitude is the only attitude. ~ Cameron Diaz,
42:Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty. ~ Doris Day,
43:Gratitude is the root of all virtue ~ Ronald Rolheiser,
44:Gratitude to gratitude always gives birth. ~ Sophocles,
45:there is no joy without gratitude ~ Richard Paul Evans,
46:Emit gratitude as though it was done ~ Henri J M Nouwen,
47:Gratitude builds a bridge to abundance. ~ Roy T Bennett,
48:Gratitude is a grinning attitude. ~ Richelle E Goodrich,
49:Gratitude is what we are without a story. ~ Byron Katie,
50:WE SHALL PRACTICE JOY AND GRATITUDE. ~ Brendon Burchard,
51:Gratitude can turn a meal into a feast. ~ Melody Beattie,
52:Gratitude invites a sense of sufficiency. ~ Wayne Muller,
53:Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. ~ Melody Beattie,
54:Today, let us swim wildly, joyously in gratitude. ~ Rumi,
55:Gratitude, always. Always, gratitude. ~ Elizabeth Gilbert,
56:Gratitude is an illness suffered by dogs. ~ Joseph Stalin,
57:Gratitude is a sickness suffered by dogs. ~ Joseph Stalin,
58:Gratitude is the heart of Friendship. ~ Louann Brizendine,
59:Gratitude takes less energy than anger. ~ Kristin Cashore,
60:Our receiving expands with our gratitude. ~ Bryant McGill,
61:Th' unwilling gratitude of base mankind! ~ Alexander Pope,
62:Act with kindness but do not expect gratitude. ~ Confucius,
63:Gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. ~ G K Chesterton,
64:Gratitude is what starts the receiving process. ~ Jim Rohn,
65:Gratitude turns what we have into enough. ~ Melody Beattie,
66:Happiness is impossible without gratitude. ~ Dennis Prager,
67:Mature prayer always breaks into gratitude. ~ Richard Rohr,
68:My heart's gratitude Is My life's plenitude. ~ Sri Chinmoy,
69:Prayer is a state of continual gratitude. ~ Kallistos Ware,
70:The test of happiness is gratitude. ~ Gilbert K Chesterton,
71:Act with kindness, but do not expect gratitude. ~ Confucius,
72:An attitude of gratitude brings great things. ~ Yogi Bhajan,
73:Gratitude is the attitude. That's the thing. ~ Adam Richman,
74:Gratitude’s got a short half-life, Clarice. ~ Thomas Harris,
75:I have a deep gratitude that Ida B exists. ~ Kate DiCamillo,
76:My day begins and ends with gratitude and joy. ~ Louise Hay,
77:Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone. ~ Gertrude Stein,
78:There can be no joy without gratitude. ~ Richard Paul Evans,
79:Gratitude is a euphemism for resentment. ~ Robert A Heinlein,
80:Gratitude is the wine for the soul. Go on. Get drunk. ~ Rumi,
81:Live every day with an attitude of gratitude. ~ Tony Robbins,
82:No favor can win gratitude from a cat. ~ Jean de La Fontaine,
83:Practice gratitude and contentment every day. ~ Wayne W Dyer,
84:Silent gratitude isn’t much good to anyone. ~ John C Maxwell,
85:Silent gratitude isn't very much to anyone. ~ Gertrude Stein,
86:The test of all happiness is gratitude; and ~ G K Chesterton,
87:Gratitude’ is a euphemism for resentment. ~ Robert A Heinlein,
88:Gratitude is a soil on which joy thrives. ~ Berthold Auerbach,
89:Happiness is itself a kind of gratitude. ~ Joseph Wood Krutch,
90:It is only with gratitude that life becomes rich. ~ Anonymous,
91:Join me in the pure atmosphere of gratitude for life. ~ Hafez,
92:The importance of gratitude is never forgotten. ~ Debra L Lee,
93:The public have neither shame or gratitude. ~ William Hazlitt,
94:Expecting gratitude for a gift is... unseemly. ~ Jack Caldwell,
95:Gratitude is the sign of noble souls. —AESOP ~ Anthony Robbins,
96:perhaps love is only gratitude for pleasure. ~ Honor de Balzac,
97:Revenge is profitable, gratitude is expensive. ~ Edward Gibbon,
98:The art of deep seeing makes gratitude possible. ~ Ann Voskamp,
99:The struggle ends when gratitude begins. ~ Neale Donald Walsch,
100:The struggle ends when the gratitude begins. ~ Timothy Ferriss,
101:You are practically powerless without gratitude— ~ Jen Sincero,
102:Gratitude and opportunity create more of the same. ~ Seth Godin,
103:Gratitude can't grow love higher than regret. ~ Shannon L Alder,
104:Gratitude is the open door to abundance. ~ Harbhajan Singh Yogi,
105:Hope has a good memory, gratitude a bad one. ~ Baltasar Gracian,
106:If you want to find happiness, find gratitude. ~ Steve Maraboli,
107:The healthiest of all human emotions is gratitude. ~ Hans Selye,
108:There's no such thing as gratitude in politics. ~ Graham Greene,
109:Today's gratitude buys tomorrows happiness. ~ Michael McMillian,
110:Generosity and gratitude are inseparably linked. ~ Judith Martin,
111:Gratitude and resentment are brothers eternal, ~ Joe Abercrombie,
112:Gratitude can sometimes be as annoying as whininess. ~ Josh Lieb,
113:Gratitude has an expiration date, fear does not. ~ Craig Alanson,
114:Gratitude is a flower that blooms in noble souls. ~ Pope Francis,
115:Gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. ~ Gilbert K Chesterton,
116:[Gratitude is] the cheerfulness of wisdom. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
117:Gratitude will make a man do incredible things. ~ Danny Castillo,
118:May gratitude to God permeate my entire life. ~ Charles Spurgeon,
119:Anxiety and gratitude cant live in the same head ~ James Altucher,
120:Gratitude takes effort; resentment is effortless. ~ Dennis Prager,
121:Gratitude works best when you’re the one feeling it. ~ Amy Harmon,
122:In Hollywood gratitude is Public Enemy Number One. ~ Hedda Hopper,
123:My heart's gratitude
Is
My life's plenitude. ~ Sri Chinmoy,
124:No gesture is too small when done with gratitude. ~ Oprah Winfrey,
125:When gratitude dies on the altar of a man's heart, ~ Bob Jones Sr,
126:When there is more gratitude, there is less distrust. ~ Cheng Yen,
127:Every sign of gratitude is a sign of hope ~ Jeffrey Burton Russell,
128:Gratitude is nutrition for a living relationship. ~ Steve Maraboli,
129:Gratitude is the antidote to bitterness and resentment. ~ M J Ryan,
130:Gratitude is where every positive attitude starts. ~ Michael Hyatt,
131:Gratitude is wine for the soul. Go on. Get drunk ~ Jalaluddin Rumi,
132:His gratitude widened his smile and bent his back. ~ Arundhati Roy,
133:You can't have ego and gratitude at the same time. ~ Deepak Chopra,
134:Grace and gratitude go together like heaven and earth. ~ Karl Barth,
135:Gratitude belongs to history & not to politics, ~ Sonia Purnell,
136:Gratitude is something you show in relation to others. ~ Dalai Lama,
137:Gratitude is the most important of all human emotions. ~ Hans Selye,
138:The best way of become forgiving is to feel gratitude. ~ Joe Vitale,
139:An attitude of gratitude brings great things. ~ Harbhajan Singh Yogi,
140:Gratitude asks, “Why me? Why do I get all that I have? ~ Rick Warren,
141:Gratitude is a burden upon our imperfect nature. ~ Lord Chesterfield,
142:Gratitude is an opener of locked-up blessings. ~ Marianne Williamson,
143:Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy. ~ Jacques Maritain,
144:gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy. ~ Jacques Maritain,
145:In aid, the proper attitude is one omitting gratitude ~ Marya Mannes,
146:Time erodes gratitude more quickly than it does beauty! ~ Mario Puzo,
147:What separates privilege from entitlement is gratitude. ~ Bren Brown,
148:Don't overload Gratitude; if you do, she'll kick. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
149:Happiness is a kind of gratitude and vice versa. ~ Joseph Wood Krutch,
150:To be conscious of gratitude is to acknowledge a gift. ~ Josef Pieper,
151:What separates privilege from entitlement is gratitude. ~ Brene Brown,
152:When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep? ~ George Canning,
153:Gratitude and fear can't stand the sight of each other. ~ Robin Sharma,
154:Gratitude can help you stay in the present moment. ~ Christopher Dines,
155:My only emotion is gratitude, literally, for my life. ~ Jack Nicholson,
156:two good angels had entered in: love and gratitude ~ Louisa May Alcott,
157:You have no cause for anything but gratitude and joy. ~ Gautama Buddha,
158:But time erodes gratitude more quickly than it does beauty. ~ Anonymous,
159:Gratitude is a vaccine, an antitoxin, and an antiseptic. ~ Rhonda Byrne,
160:I am full of gratitude for my life - and for this house. ~ Julian Clary,
161:It is only with gratitude that life becomes rich! ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer,
162:Love is perhaps no more than gratitude for pleasure. ~ Honore de Balzac,
163:My gratitude to him is as boundless as the Pacific ocean. ~ Yann Martel,
164:Two things that I think matter are gratitude and joy. ~ Sheryl Sandberg,
165:5. GRATITUDE Take it in. This might be as good as it gets. ~ Meik Wiking,
166:Attitude of gratitude. ~ The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints,
167:Gratitude is a virtue that has commonly profit annexed to it. ~ Epicurus,
168:So it’s very important to have an “attitude of gratitude. ~ Rhonda Byrne,
169:The word gratitude is not part of the Hollywood dictionary. ~ Harry Cohn,
170:Gratitude changed me, and my whole life magically changed. ~ Rhonda Byrne,
171:Gratitude has a way of turning what we have into enough, ~ Timber Hawkeye,
172:Gratitude", he said, quoting Stalin, "is a dog's disease. ~ Robert Harris,
173:It is easier to die when the heart is full of gratitude. ~ Carole Lombard,
174:It's a scientific fact that gratitude reciprocates. ~ Matthew McConaughey,
175:love casts out fear, and gratitude can conquer pride. ~ Louisa May Alcott,
176:Wishes have value, Lady Pinkerton. You have my gratitude. ~ Marissa Meyer,
177:Gratitude you can’t expect, a salary you can. It’s a job. ~ Harry Harrison,
178:You can’t stand in gratitude if you’re stuck in victimhood. ~ Robin Sharma,
179:Gratitude and resentment are brothers eternal, after all. ~ Joe Abercrombie,
180:Gratitude is pure happiness.
Happiness is sure perfection. ~ Sri Chinmoy,
181:Gratitude is what you feel. Thanksgiving is what you do. ~ Timothy J Keller,
182:Live a life of gratitude, giving thanks in all circumstances. ~ Mary C Neal,
183:Love isn't based on gratitude. Respect isn't based on debt. ~ Miguel Syjuco,
184:Show enough regret, and your refusal will inspire gratitude. ~ Mason Cooley,
185:Suffocate the flames of envy with a blanket of gratitude. ~ Craig Groeschel,
186:There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy. ~ Ralph Blum,
187:Gratitude and sadness were strange but familiar companions. ~ Stella Cameron,
188:Gratitude is absolutely the way to bring more into your life ~ Marci Shimoff,
189:Gratitude is a vaccine, an antitoxin, and an antiseptic. ~ John Henry Jowett,
190:I believe in prayer. I believe in gratitude and serving people. ~ Kiran Bedi,
191:It is not goodness that leads me to tithe, but gratitude. ~ Kim Vogel Sawyer,
192:Living in a state of gratitude is the gateway to grace. ~ Arianna Huffington,
193:Without Exception, Begin Every Day of your Life with Gratitude. ~ Wayne Dyer,
194:for love casts out fear, and gratitude can conquer pride. ~ Louisa May Alcott,
195:gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. G. K. CHESTERTON ~ Paul David Tripp,
196:Gratitude is the first sign of a thinking, rational creature. ~ Solanus Casey,
197:Sometimes,” Sylvie said, “One can mistake gratitude for love. ~ Kate Atkinson,
198:Sometimes,' Sylvie said, 'one can mistake gratitude for love. ~ Kate Atkinson,
199:The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude. ~ Thornton Wilder,
200:unspoken gratitude and small gestures that spoke big words. ~ Jane Washington,
201:Gratitude isn’t a gift to the receiver, it’s a gift to the giver. ~ Kim Holden,
202:Gratitude is the attitude that sets the altitude for living! ~ James MacDonald,
203:Gratitude is the attitude that sets the altitude for living. ~ James MacDonald,
204:Nature deserves the greatest gratitude for our existence! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
205:The nobility of a being is measured by its capacity of gratitude. ~ The Mother,
206:Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life. ~ Rumi,
207:Gratitude for being alive is the best way to rise and shine. ~ Rasheed Ogunlaru,
208:Gratitude is a lively sense of benefits to come. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld,
209:Itadakimasu, I take this nourishment in gratitude to all beings; ~ Lauren Groff,
210:Pray diligently. Stay alert, with your eyes wide open in gratitude. ~ Anonymous,
211:To have Achilles’s gratitude was clearly a terminal disease. ~ Orson Scott Card,
212:...for love casts out fear, and gratitude can conquer pride. ~ Louisa May Alcott,
213:Gratitude changes the pangs of memory into a tranquil joy. ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer,
214:Gratitude is the closest thing to beauty manifested in an emotion ~ Mindy Kaling,
215:Gratitude, not understanding, is the secret to joy and equanimity. ~ Anne Lamott,
216:I feel a rush of gratitude so strong, it feels almost like love. ~ Paula Hawkins,
217:I have a long-lasting gratitude and trust for what UNICEF does. ~ Audrey Hepburn,
218:Steam seems to have killed all gratitude in the hearts of sailors. ~ Jules Verne,
219:suspend your ego and seek an attitude of gratitude and generosity ~ Wayne W Dyer,
220:The grateful heart will always find opportunities to show its gratitude. ~ Aesop,
221:'The nobility of a being is measured by its capacity of gratitude.' ~ The Mother,
222:The way to move out of judgement is to move into gratitude ~ Neale Donald Walsch,
223:Gratitude exclaims, very properly, 'How good of God to give me this.' ~ C S Lewis,
224:Gratitude is a burden, and every burden is made to be shaken off. ~ Denis Diderot,
225:Gratitude is the miracle cure for every moment of dis-ease. ~ Neale Donald Walsch,
226:Gratitude, like love, is never a dependable international emotion. ~ Joseph Alsop,
227:Have empathy, gratitude and respect for every position in the company. ~ Kat Cole,
228:My gratitude extends beyond the limits of my capacity to express it, ~ Iain Banks,
229:My gratitude extends beyond the limits of my capacity to express it. ~ Iain Banks,
230:Replace a complaint thought with one of gratitude or compassion. ~ James Altucher,
231:There is no such thing as gratitude in international politics. ~ Arnold J Toynbee,
232:Always there is something worth saying about glory, about gratitude. ~ Mary Oliver,
233:An attitude of entitlement is inversely related to one of gratitude. ~ Pete Wilson,
234:for love casts out fear, and gratitude can conquer pride. When ~ Louisa May Alcott,
235:Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul. ~ Henry Ward Beecher,
236:My heart drums with gratitude.
My thoughts sing
with hope. ~ Margarita Engle,
237:Sometimes caring feels like spoiling. Gratitude evens things out. ~ Cynthia Ruchti,
238:To receive one thing with gratitude is to give ten things in return. ~ Sri Chinmoy,
239:Wear gratitude like a cloak and it
will feed every corner of your life. ~ Rumi,
240:Let gratitude for the past inspire us with trust for the future. ~ Francois Fenelon,
241:Like all lawyers, I was delighted by gratitude. It happened so rarely. ~ C J Sansom,
242:the person who deserves your gratitude more than anyone else is you. ~ Rhonda Byrne,
243:This day boldness is manifested in a simple grace: gratitude. ~ Mary Anne Radmacher,
244:We owe her a major debt of gratitude for her service to our country. ~ Donald Trump,
245:Advise and you will feel superior. Serve and you will feel gratitude. ~ Julio Olalla,
246:Giving is an expression of gratitude for our blessings. ~ Laura Arrillaga Andreessen,
247:Gratitude allows you to raise the energy you meet each situation with. ~ Jen Sincero,
248:Gratitude paints little smiley faces on everything it touches. ~ Richelle E Goodrich,
249:Gratitude - the meanest and most snivelling attribute in the world. ~ Dorothy Parker,
250:grit self-control zest social intelligence gratitude optimism curiosity ~ Paul Tough,
251:Humility and Gratitude are the twin characteristics of happiness. ~ Richard C Edgley,
252:If pity is akin to love, gratitude is akin to the other thing. ~ George Bernard Shaw,
253:If we are proud of our talents we betray our lack of gratitude to God. ~ John Calvin,
254:Natales grate numeras?

(Do you count your birthdays with gratitude?) ~ Horace,
255:One of the most powerful energies you can ever experience is gratitude. ~ Joe Vitale,
256:The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
257:The three most powerful seasonings are hunger, variety, and gratitude. ~ Neel Burton,
258:We take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude. ~ Cynthia Ozick,
259:Always there is something worth saying
about glory, about gratitude. ~ Mary Oliver,
260:Buddha said that you have no cause for anything but gratitude and joy. ~ Rhonda Byrne,
261:Gratitude for such favor stands dressed in robes of wonder. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon,
262:Gratitude is born in the struggle. And we have definitely struggled. ~ Colleen Hoover,
263:Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld,
264:Gratitude is the elevation of enjoyment, the ennobling of enjoyment. ~ Dalai Lama XIV,
265:Gratitude to God is to accept everything, even my problems, with joy. ~ Mother Teresa,
266:If forgiveness is medicine for the soul, then gratitude is vitamins. ~ Steve Maraboli,
267:is a gift and we need to accept it with gratitude and a full heart. I ~ Susan Mallery,
268:Love and gratitude can part seas, move mountains, and create miracles. ~ Rhonda Byrne,
269:n every exalted joy, there mingles a sense of gratitude. ~ Marie von Ebner Eschenbach,
270:Next to ingratitude the most painful thing to bear is gratitude. ~ Henry Ward Beecher,
271:Ambition breaks the ties of blood, and forgets the obligations of gratitude. ~ Sallust,
272:Change your life by consciously choosing to be in a state of gratitude. ~ Wayne W Dyer,
273:God give you pardon from gratitude and other mild forms of servitude. ~ Robert Creeley,
274:My Dad taught me that good health is all about living in gratitude. ~ Mariska Hargitay,
275:My gratitude to them [my first teachers] grows as I myself grow older. ~ George Sarton,
276:Sometimes caring feels like spoiling. Gratitude evens everything out. ~ Cynthia Ruchti,
277:expressing gratitude for even the smallest kindnesses shown to me; ~ Arianna Huffington,
278:Friendships begin with liking or gratitude- roots that can be pulled up. ~ George Eliot,
279:Future strong is grace, kindness, and gratitude within a pressure cooker. ~ Bill Jensen,
280:Gratitude is heaven itself; there could be no heaven without gratitude. ~ William Blake,
281:Gratitude is the greatest prayer. Thank you is the greatest mantra. ~ Swami Nithyananda,
282:The gratitude of place-expectants is a lively sense of future favours. ~ Robert Walpole,
283:A man becomes a Buddha the moment he accepts all that life brings with gratitude. ~ Osho,
284:Grace is the essence of theology and gratitude is the essence of ethics. ~ G C Berkouwer,
285:Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies. ~ John Milton,
286:Gratitude is riches. Be grateful for what you want before you’ve received ~ Rhonda Byrne,
287:Neither duty, nor honour, nor gratitude ... have any possible claim on me. ~ Jane Austen,
288:Never do anything out of obligation. Do everything with gratitude and love. ~ Jon Gordon,
289:Practicing an attitude of gratitude spills over to acts of generosity. ~ Debbie Macomber,
290:When joy and prayer are married, their first born child is gratitude. ~ Charles Spurgeon,
291:The best way to express gratitude is to recognize the sorrows of other people. ~ Benyamin,
292:There may be no better gateway to happiness than cultivating our gratitude. ~ William Ury,
293:We owe our lives to the sun... How is it, then, that we feel no gratitude? ~ Lewis Thomas,
294:Yes, though I have nothing but gratitude for my upbringing in the church. ~ John McGahern,
295:A purpose is more like a positive daily-grind, with gratitude and a smile. ~ Bryant McGill,
296:At first, gratitude felt like love. Now it felt like swallowing razor blades ~ Alexis Hall,
297:Feed Your Mind Good Stuff, Exercise Your Gratitude Muscle, Prepare Yourself. ~ Tim Sanders,
298:For men, love is nothing more than gratitude for the gift of pleasure ~ Michel Houellebecq,
299:Gratitude is the golden frame through which we see the meaning of life. ~ Brendon Burchard,
300:happiness is an expression of gratitude. And it’s never wrong to be grateful. ~ Amy Harmon,
301:her gratitude didn’t show. “Well, here’s what I did yesterday, from noon ~ Lisa Scottoline,
302:Nature's beauty is a gift that cultivates appreciation and gratitude. ~ Louis Schwartzberg,
303:Public men are often alarmed into gratitude, seldom shamed into it. ~ Edward Bulwer Lytton,
304:Relish the feeling of gratitude and the joy of being in the flow with money. ~ Jen Sincero,
305:Remember, with each dawn seek guidance, and with each night give gratitude. ~ Sarah E Ladd,
306:Virtue begins when we dedicate ourselves actively to the job of gratitude. ~ Ruth Benedict,
307:We cannot fully heal if we cannot experience gratitude on a daily basis. ~ Sharon E Rainey,
308:We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude. ~ Cynthia Ozick,
309:Do not deceive yourself; do not be run away with by gratitude and compassion. ~ Jane Austen,
310:For men, love is nothing more than gratitude for the gift of pleasure, ~ Michel Houellebecq,
311:Going for a walk is always helpful for me. I also love gratitude exercises. ~ Nikki DeLoach,
312:Gratitude is the most passionate transformative force in the cosmos. ~ Sarah Ban Breathnach,
313:Gratitude is the only appropriate response to everything that happens. ~ Michael Cunningham,
314:Gratitude, therefore, emerged from the data as the antidote to foreboding joy. ~ Bren Brown,
315:It is better to light one small candle of gratitude than to curse the darkness. ~ Confucius,
316:The best way to express one’s gratitude to the Divine is to feel simply happy. ~ The Mother,
317:The correct prayer is never one of supplication but one of gratitude. ~ Neale Donald Walsch,
318:The essence of theology is grace; the essence of Christian ethics is gratitude. ~ Anonymous,
319:There is no excess in the world so commendable as excessive gratitude. ~ Jean de la Bruyere,
320:They [corporations] feel neither shame, remorse, gratitude, nor goodwill. ~ William Hazlitt,
321:Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life. ~ ~ Jalaluddin Rumi,
322:What starts as gratitude quickly becomes dependency and ends as entitlement ~ Robert Harris,
323:You stand for what is right, without the expectation of gratitude or reward. ~ Ruta Sepetys,
324:A joyful life of grace toward others grows best in the soil of gratitude. ~ Paul David Tripp,
325:A man becomes a Buddha the moment he accepts all that life brings with gratitude. ~ Rajneesh,
326:A pause while my mother made high-pitched sisterly devotions of gratitude. ~ Maureen Johnson,
327:Every day he gave thanks for his legs, and proved his gratitude by using them. ~ Dean Koontz,
328:Holiness is always the saved sinner’s response of gratitude for grace received. ~ J I Packer,
329:I have been blessed in my life and want to return my gratitude unto my Lord. ~ Jonathan Cain,
330:Learning the art of expressing gratitude will force you to focus on the positive. ~ Jim Rohn,
331:Love and gratitude” are the words that must serve as the guide for the world. ~ Masaru Emoto,
332:No one is as capable of gratitude as one who has escaped the kingdom of night. ~ Elie Wiesel,
333:Gratitude for the seemingly insignificant—a seed—this plants the giant miracle. ~ Ann Voskamp,
334:Gratitude is a dialysis of sorts... it flushes the self-pity out of our systems. ~ Max Lucado,
335:'Love and gratitude' are the words that must serve as the guide for the world. ~ Masaru Emoto,
336:People change, they have faulty memories, gratitude for past generosities fades. ~ Mario Puzo,
337:Think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flames within us. ~ Albert Schweitzer,
338:Even the masochists tell everything when tortured. From sheer gratitude. ~ Stanis aw Jerzy Lec,
339:Happiness is tied to circumstance and joyfulness is tied to spirit and gratitude. ~ Bren Brown,
340:. . . Harboring an emotion as powerful as gratitude has power of its own. ~ Richard Paul Evans,
341:Let gratitude be awakened; let humility be deepened; let love be quickened. ~ Charles Spurgeon,
342:Love of God is pure when joy and suffering inspire an equal degree of gratitude. ~ Simone Weil,
343:When the gratitude of many to one throws away all shame, we behold fame. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
344:When we numb [hard feelings], we numb joy, we numb gratitude, we numb happiness. ~ Brene Brown,
345:Gratitude flows from the recognition that who we are and what we have are gifts ~ Henri Nouwen,
346:Gratitude in advance is the most powerful creative force in the universe. ~ Neale Donald Walsch,
347:Gratitude is one of the most effective ways of getting in touch with your soul. ~ Deepak Chopra,
348:Gratitude is the law of increase, and complaint is the law of decrease. ~ Florence Scovel Shinn,
349:He was an indifferent Christian but the afternoon called for gratitude and belief. ~ Irwin Shaw,
350:It is by continuing to put out good work that the artist best shows his gratitude. ~ Criss Jami,
351:Life is love, a gift from god and parent, death is gratitude for a new dimension ~ Masaru Emoto,
352:Life wants you to have gratitude for the gift of living. Treasure every second. ~ Bryant McGill,
353:The exchange of sympathy for gratitude is the most princely thing! ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning,
354:The truest indication of gratitude is to return what you are grateful for. ~ Richard Paul Evans,
355:The truist indication of gratitude is to return what you are grateful for. ~ Richard Paul Evans,
356:Attacking is with me a proof of good will, and, on occasion, of gratitude. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
357:Contentment and gratitude are signs that you are worthy of further receivership. ~ Bryant McGill,
358:Each moment of gratitude awareness reveals the total beauty which surrounds you. ~ Bryant McGill,
359:Everything we do should be a result of our gratitude for what God has done for us. ~ Lauryn Hill,
360:Family gathers
to share good noise and good food.
Gratitude abounds. ~ Richelle E Goodrich,
361:Happiness is tied to circumstance and joyfulness is tied to spirit and gratitude. I ~ Bren Brown,
362:In an expression of true gratitude, sadness is conspicuous only by its absence ~ Marcus Aurelius,
363:It was the exaggerated gratitude that came with immigrant insecurity. ~ Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie,
364:Stop wishing to merit anyone's gratitude or thinking that anyone can become grateful. ~ Catullus,
365:Swahili saying: Shukrani ya punda ni teke (The gratitude of a donkey is a kick). ~ Jason Stearns,
366:To Barack and Michelle Obama - America owes you an enormous debt of gratitude. ~ Hillary Clinton,
367:We must purposefully create a life of gratitude if we want to be fully alive. ~ Chris Guillebeau,
368:When a person doesn't have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity. ~ Elie Wiesel,
369:Be humble and grateful for what you have and the universe will reward your gratitude. ~ Joe Sacco,
370:Gratitude for the present moment and the fullness of life now is true prosperity. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
371:Gratitude is the realization that we have everything we need, at least in this moment. ~ M J Ryan,
372:Gratitude- not only for once loving her, but loving her still, enough to forgive... ~ Jane Austen,
373:Gratitude tends to attract the things for which we are grateful in advance. ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana,
374:We're a nation hungry for more joy: Because we're starving from a lack of gratitude. ~ Bren Brown,
375:we’re a nation hungry for more joy: Because we’re starving from a lack of gratitude. ~ Bren Brown,
376:You stand for what is right, Lina, without the expectation of gratitude or reward. ~ Ruta Sepetys,
377:Gratitude is a fruit of great cultivation; you do not find it among gross people. ~ Samuel Johnson,
378:Happiness is the experience of living every moment with love, grace and gratitude. ~ Denis Waitley,
379:He who receives a benefit with gratitude, repays the first installment of it. ~ Seneca the Younger,
380:I cannot pretend I am without fear. But my predominant feeling is one of gratitude. ~ Oliver Sacks,
381:There is no one as strong as a person whose heart is always filled with gratitude. ~ Daisaku Ikeda,
382:To be blessed is to live in gratitude, so that God can fulfill you forever. ~ Harbhajan Singh Yogi,
383:We're a nation hungry for more joy: Because we're starving from a lack of gratitude. ~ Brene Brown,
384:When you live with constant gratitude, your life will become a living prayer. ~ Barbara De Angelis,
385:Wholeness feels like gratitude. Gratitude that we are safe and happy and together. ~ Sy Montgomery,
386:But you're an artist. You don't believe in decency and honesty and gratitude. ~ William S Burroughs,
387:Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. ~ Tim Sanders,
388:Gratitude is the single greatest treasure I will take with me from this experience. ~ Oprah Winfrey,
389:My Intent today is to expand the flow of abundance through the energy of gratitude. ~ Deepak Chopra,
390:The Essence of all beautiful Art, all great Art, is Gratitude. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche#art #gratitude,
391:To hesitate is the next thing to refusing to give, and destroys all claim to gratitude. ~ Anonymous,
392:All Americans owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to George Washington’s secret six. ~ Brian Kilmeade,
393:Amazement + Gratitude + Openness + Appreciation = an irresistible field of energy ~ Frederick Dodson,
394:Gratitude bestows reverence.....changing forever how we experience life and the world. ~ John Milton,
395:Gratitude conserves the vital energies of a person more than any other attitude tested. ~ Hans Selye,
396:Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero,
397:Gratitude is the great multiplier, so say thank you for your health every single day. ~ Rhonda Byrne,
398:Gratitude opens your eyes to the endless opportunities that expectation has hidden. ~ Steve Maraboli,
399:[He] thought he smiled the way people smile who have no friends, with gratitude. ~ Carlos Ruiz Zaf n,
400:He who does not reflect his life back to God in gratitude does not know himself. ~ Albert Schweitzer,
401:I'm fairly sure I didn't show enough gratitude to my employers, and I'm sorry for that. ~ Val Kilmer,
402:Our God was my shield. His protecting care is an additional cause for gratitude. ~ Stonewall Jackson,
403:Stormy or sunny days, glorious or lonely nights, I maintain an attitude of gratitude. ~ Maya Angelou,
404:The energy of gratitude catapults us into the most profound experiences imaginable. ~ James F Twyman,
405:The gratitude ... should be commensurate with the boundless blessings which we enjoy. ~ James K Polk,
406:And Beethoven has written a piece expressly for her to show his gratitude. Fur Elise ~ Linda Lafferty,
407:Even discomfort or pain delivers awareness of life, and an opportunity for gratitude. ~ Bryant McGill,
408:Gratitude produced the most purely joyful moments that have been known to man. ~ Gilbert K Chesterton,
409:Jesus does not demand great actions from us, but simply surrender and gratitude. ~ Saint Therese of Lisieux,
410:Jesus does not demand great actions from us, but simply surrender and gratitude. ~ Saint Therese of Lisieux,
411:No man has ever lived that had enough of children's gratitude or woman's love. ~ William Butler Yeats,
412:Gratitude lifts our eyes off the things we lack so we might see the blessings we possess. ~ Max Lucado,
413:My gratitude towards fans has always been sitting itself deep down there in my heart. ~ Kim Hyun joong,
414:Only hour by hour gratitude is strong enough to overcome all temptations to resentment. ~ Richard Rohr,
415:The correct prayer is therefore never a prayer of supplication, but a prayer of gratitude. ~ Anonymous,
416:The reason that so many fail to find happiness is that they fail to find gratitude. ~ Rasheed Ogunlaru,
417:Unhappiness is a contagious disease caused by a chronic deficiency of gratitude. ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana,
418:Gratitude is best and most effective when it does not evaporate itself in empty phrases. ~ Isaac Asimov,
419:Gratitude opens our eyes… We are often praying for something God has already given us. ~ Steve Maraboli,
420:Their woes gone by, and both to heaven upflown, To bow for gratitude before Jove's throne. ~ John Keats,
421:The sense of gratitude produces true spiritual alchemy, makes us magnanimous - large souled. ~ Sam Keen,
422:To educate yourself for the feeling of gratitude means to take nothing for granted. ~ Albert Schweitzer,
423:To the celestial Rose, who drew me into her lovely orbit. With love and gratitude, Theo. ~ Isabel Wolff,
424:Train yourself never to put off the word or action for the expression of gratitude. ~ Albert Schweitzer,
425:When the gratitude that many owe to one discards all modesty, then there is fame. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
426:Generosity is the accompaniment of high birth; pity and gratitude are its attendants. ~ Pierre Corneille,
427:Gratitude is a discipline, not an emotion. Work hard to develop this habit in your life. ~ Joshua Becker,
428:gratitude is a duty which ought to be paid but which none have a right to expect ~ Jean Jacques Rousseau,
429:Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others. —CICERO ~ Crystal Paine,
430:Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero,
431:Gratitude is the joy that arises in response to God’s good will toward us in all his gifts. ~ John Piper,
432:he strode down the street with his mouth full of harmony and his soul full of gratitude. He ~ Mark Twain,
433:I keep a gratitude log, which helps to remind me of all the blessings I experience daily. ~ Grace Gealey,
434:May the work of your hands be a sign of gratitude and reverence to the human condition. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
435:The struggle ends when the gratitude begins.” [Quote attributed to Neale Donald Walsch ~ Timothy Ferriss,
436:And for what
Should I show my gratitude!
Tyrant of my will o'erthrown, ~ Pedro Calder n de la Barca,
437:a sense of appreciation and gratitude is at the heart of a stable mindfulness practice. ~ Andy Puddicombe,
438:Gratitude is one of the least articulate of the emotions, especially when it is deep. ~ Felix Frankfurter,
439:Gratitude possesses all the energy of a sunbeam. That is how it makes life blossom. ~ Richelle E Goodrich,
440:I would like to explain that I consider prayer above all an act of gratitude for existence. ~ Saul Bellow,
441:Love is appreciating, complimenting, feeling gratitude, and speaking good words to others. ~ Rhonda Byrne,
442:Pause your opinions, debating and absolute knowing for long enough to conceive gratitude. ~ Bryant McGill,
443:[The] act of gratitude is nowadays is probably more often neglected than overdone. ~ William F Buckley Jr,
444:The only universal language I know of that wraps up joy and gratitude and love is laughter. ~ Brene Brown,
445:Abundance is not about possession; it is utterly, completely, and solely about gratitude. ~ Dan B Allender,
446:Alas, how quickly the gratitude owed to the dead flows off, how quick to be proved a deceiver. ~ Sophocles,
447:Does not the gratitude of the dog put to shame any man who is ungrateful to his benefactors? ~ Saint Basil,
448:Expressions of gratitude were the “most consistent significant predictor of marital quality. ~ Jancee Dunn,
449:Gratitude and mindfulness are like chopsticks. You need both to hold the food of temptation. As ~ Om Swami,
450:Gratitude, in most men, is only a strong and secret hope of greater favors. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld,
451:Gratitude is a duty which ought to be paid, but which none have a right to expect. ~ Jean Jacques Rousseau,
452:gratitude, n. A sentiment lying midway between a benefit received and a benefit expected. ~ Ambrose Bierce,
453:One can never pay in gratitude: one can only pay 'in kind' somewhere else in life. ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh,
454:One can never pay in gratitude; one can only pay 'in kind' somewhere else in life. ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh,
455:The fool's life is empty of gratitude and full of fears; its course lies wholly toward the future ~ Seneca,
456:The real gift of gratitude is that the more grateful you are, the more present you become. ~ Robert Holden,
457:When you feel gratitude, you are the closest to the natural state you were born to live in. ~ Esther Hicks,
458:While the ingrates duke-it-out about the true God, you take each breath in holy gratitude. ~ Bryant McGill,
459:Have I experienced happiness with sufficient gratitude? Have I endured loneliness with grace? ~ Mary Oliver,
460:In addition to showing gratitude to others, place emphasis on showing gratitude to yourself ~ Doreen Virtue,
461:I vowed I wouldn’t let a day go past without feeling gratitude for every aspect of my life. ~ Bella Forrest,
462:Jesus does not demand great actions from us, but simply surrender and gratitude. ~ Saint Therese of Lisieux,
463:Social scientists have found that the fastest way to feel happiness is to practice gratitude. ~ Chip Conley,
464:The days that I keep my gratitude higher than my expectations, I have really good days. ~ Ray Wylie Hubbard,
465:The fool's life is empty of gratitude and full of fears; its course lies wholly toward the future. ~ Seneca,
466:There are three things you need to live abundantly: awareness, imagination and gratitude. ~ Sonia Choquette,
467:the world have accepted this change with their gratitude. ~ The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints,
468:Those who always have a sense of appreciation and gratitude never reach an impasse in life. ~ Daisaku Ikeda,
469:Yes, I like that word. "More" is a prayer to God, isn't it? Gratitude and plea, all in one. ~ Art Garfunkel,
470:You cut yourself off from the supply of awesomeness when you are not in a state of gratitude. ~ Jen Sincero,
471:Gratitude is looking on the brighter side of the life, even if it means hurting your eyes. ~ Ellen DeGeneres,
472:Gratitude is the quality of being thankful and the readiness to show appreciation in return. ~ Renee Carlino,
473:Gratitude is the single most important ingredient to living a successful and fulfilled life. ~ Jack Canfield,
474:Gratitude needs to come back in a big way and I hope to encourage people to get involved. ~ Gretchen Carlson,
475:Having contentment and gratitude in the present moment is the surest way to achieve success. ~ Bryant McGill,
476:I’ve brought scientific thinking to literature. There’s been very little gratitude for this. ~ Kurt Vonnegut,
477:Obinze said it was the exaggerated gratitude that came with immigrant insecurity. ~ Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie,
478:Sri Ramana Maharshi's Birthday ~ December 30, 1879 : in Gratitude for this most blessed birth ~ @CathyGinter,
479:An attitude of gratitude goes a long way when it comes to physical and emotional healing. ~ Jill Bolte Taylor,
480:Apparently, Peeta Mellark’s information was sound and we owe him a great debt of gratitude. ~ Suzanne Collins,
481:Gratitude is a useless word. You will find it in a dictionary but not in life. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld,
482:Gratitude is based on not how good your situation is but how good you see your situation to be. ~ Pete Wilson,
483:Gratitude opens your heart, and opening your heart is a wonderful and easy way for God to slip in. ~ Ram Dass,
484:Gratitude therefore takes nothing for granted, is never unresponsive, is constantly awakening ~ Thomas Merton,
485:I feel a very unusual sensation - if it is not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
486:It is through gratitude for the present moment that the spiritual dimension of life opens up. ~ Eckhart Tolle,
487:My feelings, gratitude, for instance, are denied me simply because of my social position. ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
488:My personal prayer is simply my joy to be alive, and to live in gratitude and generosity. ~ Miguel Angel Ruiz,
489:The fool’s life is empty of gratitude and full of fears; its course lies wholly toward the future. ~ Epicurus,
490:the kind of decency everybody ought to live by isn’t something that deserves my gratitude. ~ Courtney Summers,
491:Feed the birds in winter; in return, they will feed your soul with the look of gratitude! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
492:Gratitude leads to happiness. Conversely, lack of gratitude is the curse of the unhappy. ~ Konosuke Matsushita,
493:Gratitude looks to the Past and love to the Present; fear, avarice, lust, and ambition look ahead. ~ C S Lewis,
494:Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. ~ Melody Beattie,
495:I am hopeful because love overflows from my heart. Gratitude for beauty and life leads my way. ~ Bryant McGill,
496:It seems that gratitude without practice may be a little like faith without works—it’s not alive. ~ Bren Brown,
497:Make an attitude to be in gratitude, you will find the whole Universe will come to you. ~ Harbhajan Singh Yogi,
498:Showing gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other. ~ Randy Pausch,
499:The gratitude of most men is but a secret desire of receiving greater benefits. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld,
500:When gratitude has become a matter of reasoning there are many ways of escaping from its bonds. ~ George Eliot,
501:Gratitude, being nearly the greatest of human duties, is also nearly the most difficult. ~ Gilbert K Chesterton,
502:Gratitude is a fool's word; we find it in the dictionary, but it is not in the heart of man. ~ Honore de Balzac,
503:Have I experienced happiness with sufficient gratitude?
Have I endured loneliness with grace? ~ Mary Oliver,
504:I don't hope," he answered, eyes on her. "I never hope. I just live in gratitude for what comes. ~ Nicole Mones,
505:"It is through gratitude for the present moment that the spiritual dimension of life opens up." ~ Eckhart Tolle,
506:Personal freedom comes from embodying intent, love, and gratitude... this is the mastery of life. ~ Miguel Ruiz,
507:Service and gratitude will fuel your relationship; entitlement and expectation will poison it. ~ Steve Maraboli,
508:S HOWING GRATITUDE is one of the simplest yet most powerful things humans can do for each other. ~ Randy Pausch,
509:Gratitude, the ability to count your blessings, is the ultimate way to connect with the heart. ~ Baptist de Pape,
510:Only those who have feared they will lose everything feel true gratitude for their lucky lives. ~ Liane Moriarty,
511:The gratitude ascending from man to God is the supreme transaction between earth and heaven. ~ Albert Schweitzer,
512:To find extraordinary difficulty in doing an ordinary action is a favor which calls for gratitude. ~ Simone Weil,
513:When you focus on gratitude, positive things flow in more readily, making you even more grateful. ~ Lissa Rankin,
514:Without gratitude and appreciation for what you already have, you’ll never know true fulfillment. ~ Tony Robbins,
515:Dead people receive more flowers than the living ones because the regret is stronger than gratitude. ~ Anne Frank,
516:... most of my prayers are expressions of sheer gratitude for the fullness of my contentment. ~ Elizabeth Gilbert,
517:My gratitude for good writing is unbounded; I’m grateful for it the way I’m grateful for the ocean. ~ Anne Lamott,
518:The power of gratitude derives from a universal law: You draw to yourself whatever you dwell on. ~ Barbara Stanny,
519:To invite people into our homes is to respond with gratitude to the God who made a home for us. ~ Lauren F Winner,
520:A mindset of gratitude lifts the veil of bitterness and allows you to see beauty and possibility. ~ Steve Maraboli,
521:Gratitude develops faith. The surest path out of a slump is marked by the road sign "thank you, God." ~ Max Lucado,
522:Gratitude is a feeling of fullness, a recognition of the heart of what we are receiving in this moment. ~ M J Ryan,
523:Gratitude is not a virtue I believe in, and to me it seems hypocritical to expect it from a child. ~ Hermann Hesse,
524:Gratitude takes nothing for granted, is never unresponsive, is constantly awakening to new wonder. ~ Thomas Merton,
525:He was beautiful in the way that a breeze is beautiful—the kind of beauty you feel gratitude for. ~ David Levithan,
526:I have noticed that the Universe loves Gratitude. The more Grateful you are, the more goodies you get ~ Louise Hay,
527:Let our liberty be practically exhibited by serving the Lord with gratitude and delight. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon,
528:My deepest gratitude to the Creator for His gift to me...the joy I receive in creating my music. ~ Michael Jackson,
529:Remain grateful for every outcome. Every outcome. Gratitude is the connecting energy to God. ~ Neale Donald Walsch,
530:When gifts are replaced by rights, so is gratitude replaced by claims. And claims breed resentment ~ Roger Scruton,
531:when mind and strength had gone, gratitude and a mutual tenderness still lived on in the heart of man. ~ H G Wells,
532:Witness each moment in astounded jubilation. Take every holy breath in gratitude. Rejoice in life! ~ Bryant McGill,
533:Gratitude is the most fruitful way of deepening your consciousness that you are a Devine choice. ~ Henri J M Nouwen,
534:Her eyes shot up to his, expressing gratitude. He ignored the pain her obvious relief brought him. ~ Lorraine Heath,
535:He was insulting her sex but complimenting her personally. Was she supposed to simper with gratitude? ~ Mary Balogh,
536:I have in my heart three feelings with which one can never be bored: sadness, love and gratitude. ~ Alexandre Dumas,
537:It sounds simple to say, almost simplistic, but all of us are connected by love and by gratitude. ~ Lisa Scottoline,
538:or when I loved so fiercely that rather than feeling gratitude and joy I could only prepare for loss—I ~ Bren Brown,
539:The baby, the star, and the wise men: a story of gifts and radical gratitude. Joy to the world! ~ Diana Butler Bass,
540:The dominant characteristic of an authentic spiritual life is the gratitude that flows from trust ~ Brennan Manning,
541:We have the capacity to build happiness into our lives with humor, concern for others, and gratitude. ~ Mary Pipher,
542:Whatever shortcomings in our gratitude, we may be guilty of, love suffices to make amends for it. ~ Jalaluddin Rumi,
543:When we can do nothing else, we can still love, without expecting any reward or change or gratitude. ~ Paulo Coelho,
544:Gratitude means you stop focusing on what you don’t have and start focusing on what you do have. ~ Terri Savelle Foy,
545:Help is dangerous because it exists outside the human economy: the only payment for help is gratitude. ~ Rachel Cusk,
546:He was beautiful in the way that a breeze is beautiful – the kind of beauty you feel gratitude for. ~ David Levithan,
547:I don't have to do this alone.
If I had my gratitude journal on me now, that's what I would write. ~ Cynthia Hand,
548:I have noticed that the Universe loves Gratitude. The more Grateful you are, the more goodies you get ~ Louise L Hay,
549:It is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful. —Brother David Steindl-Rast ~ Bren Brown,
550:Men are more ready to repay an injury than a benefit, because gratitude is a burden and revenge a pleasure ~ Tacitus,
551:My relationship with him was defined by these complex emotions, this mixture of gratitude and resentment. ~ Otsuichi,
552:Rather than getting more spoilt with age, as difficulties pile up, epiphanies of gratitude abound. ~ Alain de Botton,
553:Whoever has gratitude (now) will be given more (in the future), and he or she will have an abundance. ~ Rhonda Byrne,
554:A moment went by, and then every cell in Billy's body shook him with ravenous gratitude and applause. ~ Kurt Vonnegut,
555:A true understanding of grace—of God’s unmerited favor—always provokes a life of gratitude and obedience. ~ Anonymous,
556:Elric offered Moonglum a smile that had gratitude in it. “You are—a good friend—I wonder why . . . ~ Michael Moorcock,
557:Gratitude is like a magnet; the more grateful you are, the more you will receive to be grateful for. ~ Iyanla Vanzant,
558:Guilt rarely results in positive behavior. But gratitude? Great things flow from a heart of gratitude. ~ Andy Stanley,
559:It is a pleasure appropriate to man, for him to save a fellow-man, and gratitude is acquired in no better way. ~ Ovid,
560:My religion is nature. That’s what arouses those feelings of wonder and mysticism and gratitude in me. ~ Oliver Sacks,
561:Remember that one who forgets the language of gratitude can never be on speaking terms with happiness. ~ John Robbins,
562:Reverence, humility, contentment, gratitude and hearing the good Dhamma, this is the best good luck. ~ Gautama Buddha,
563:There wasn't enough gratitude in the world for a server who kept drinks coming at a time like this. ~ Jennifer Crusie,
564:Barça has always given me great affection, and even to this day. I only have words of gratitude for them ~ David Villa,
565:God doesn't want us to just feel gratitude, but for us to show it by giving thanks to God with our lives. ~ R C Sproul,
566:Gratitude gets us through the hard stuff...Gratitude always leaves us looking at God and away from dread. ~ Max Lucado,
567:Nothing taken for granted; everything received with gratitude; everything passed on with grace. ~ Gilbert K Chesterton,
568:...one of the best ways to take the pain out of past experiences is to replace the hurt with gratitude. ~ Nick Vujicic,
569:Even when mind and strength had gone, gratitude and a mutual tenderness still lived on in the heart of man. ~ H G Wells,
570:Fire is one of our best friends in this cold universe. Put some wood in it to show your gratitude. ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
571:Gratitude helps us love well by keeping us focused on the beauty in our relationship and the person we love. ~ M J Ryan,
572:Gratitude is a two fold love - love coming to visit us, and love running out to greet a welcome guest. ~ Henry Van Dyke,
573:Gratitude keeps your heart open. When you give with an open heart, you get the profound gift of humility. ~ Cami Walker,
574:Since I'm not sure of the address to which to send my gratitude, I put it out there in everything I do. ~ Michael J Fox,
575:The happiest people in the world are those who have a deep, gratitude-drenched relationship with Christ. ~ Randy Alcorn,
576:To receive gratitude with grace is a form of gratitude by itself, and not always an easy art to master. ~ Stephen Covey,
577:When trying to write your way to a happier life, expressing gratitude is just the tip of the iceberg. ~ Richard Wiseman,
578:Love is such a deep gratitude. When you are truly in love with life, every breath you take is gratitude. ~ Bryant McGill,
579:Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude. ~ A A Milne,
580:Replace your judgments with empathy, upgrade your complaining to gratitude, and trade in your fear for love. ~ Hal Elrod,
581:When you accept your value and have gratitude you are declaring your worthiness of further receivership. ~ Bryant McGill,
582:Be thankful and repay Growth with good work and care. Work done in gratitude Kindly, and well, is prayer. ~ Wendell Berry,
583:In the moments we are awake to the wonder of simply being alive, gratitude flows, no matter our circumstances. ~ M J Ryan,
584:No one who lives in the sunlight of gratitude that things aren't worse makes a failure of his or her life. ~ Albert Camus,
585:To the generous mind the heaviest debt is that of gratitude, when it is not in our power to repay it. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
586:When every benefit received is a right, there is no place for good manners, let alone for gratitude. ~ Theodore Dalrymple,
587:Your ability to see beauty and possibility is proportionate to the level at which you embrace gratitude. ~ Steve Maraboli,
588:A kindly gesture bestowed by us on an animal arouses prodigies of understanding and gratitude. ~ Sidonie Gabrielle Colette,
589:Consequently, gratitude is more valuable to us as an intentional habit than as a spontaneous response. And ~ Joshua Becker,
590:God has no need for our worship. It is we who need to show our gratitude for what we have received. ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas,
591:Gratitude for the many blessings that recovery has brought even further heightens our enthusiasm for living. ~ Karen Casey,
592:Gratitude is a debt which usually goes on accumulating like blackmail; the more you pay, the more is exacted. ~ Mark Twain,
593:Gratitude is a word that I cherish. Gratitude is what defines the happiness and humanity of the human being. ~ Elie Wiesel,
594:If you never expect gratitude from a friend, you will be pleasantly surprised when they do prove grateful. ~ Robert Greene,
595:Never do anything out of obligation. Do everything with gratitude and love. It’s much more powerful that way. ~ Jon Gordon,
596:We are surrounded by God’s benefits. The best use of these benefits is an unceasing expression of gratitude. ~ John Calvin,
597:With feelings of gratitude for all that is good in this world, I put down my pen. Well, I'll be leaving now. ~ Satoshi Kon,
598:A man of genius is unbearable, unless he possesses at least two things besides: gratitude and purity. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
599:Beware: It is a quick transition from a nourishing sense of gratitude to a poisonous sense of entitlement. ~ Steve Maraboli,
600:gratitude, humility, dedication, positivity, poise, focus, resilience, and an eagerness to continuously grow ~ Ben Bergeron,
601:He knows a sweep of gratitude, soft as another voice, and so wide and deep he believes he might drown in it. ~ Jean Hegland,
602:I think baseball owes McGwire a gratitude of thanks for putting baseball back on the map where it should be. ~ Jose Canseco,
603:Maybe the only thing worse than having to give gratitude constantlyall the time, is having to accept it. ~ William Faulkner,
604:Men are more ready to repay an injury than a benefit, because gratitude is a burden and revenge a pleasure. ~ Robert Greene,
605:My grandfather told me once that happiness is an expression of gratitude. And it’s never wrong to be grateful. ~ Amy Harmon,
606:What was so miraculous about a relationship that was based more on my gratitude than on mutual self respect? ~ Justina Chen,
607:and man, though idiotic, and knowing not what he does, yet full of the sweet things of love and gratitude. ~ Herman Melville,
608:Cultivate an attitude of gratitude, of giving and forgiving. Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
609:For vanity, too, inebriates; gratitude, too, intoxicates; tenderness, too, can blissfully confuse the senses. ~ Stefan Zweig,
610:Gratitude is the ability to experience life as a gift. It liberates us from the prison of self-preoccupation. ~ John Ortberg,
611:Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole cosmos — the trees, the clouds, everything. ~ Nhat Hanh,
612:Life-changing gratitude does not fasten to a life unless nailed through with one very specific nail at a time. ~ Ann Voskamp,
613:Major turnoff… When someone’s sense of entitlement is greatly disproportionate to their sense of gratitude. ~ Steve Maraboli,
614:The more you become a connoisseur of gratitude, the less you are a victim of resentment, depression, and despair. ~ Sam Keen,
615:We depend on the gifts of nature, but these gifts must be received with gratitude and not exploited or abused ~ Satish Kumar,
616:When you remember mercy, complaining gives way to gratitude and self-focused desire gives way to worship. ~ Paul David Tripp,
617:You stand for what is right, Lina, without the expectation of gratitude or reward. Now, off to your homework. ~ Ruta Sepetys,
618:Accept periods of suffering with gratitude, knowing that suffering can teach you very important lessons. ~ Barbara Ann Kipfer,
619:[...] even when mind and strength had gone, gratitude and a mutual tenderness still lived on in the heart of man. ~ H G Wells,
620:Gratitude: A humble recognition of all that the Divine has done and is doing for you.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II,
621:Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul; and the heart of man knoweth none more fragrant. ~ Hosea Ballou,
622:Happiness is being grateful for what you have and having an attitude of gratitude instead of an attitude of envy. ~ Ben Stein,
623:I think the key to passion, to zeal, is gratitude. Or to put it another way, the fuel to motivate is gratitude. ~ Ray Comfort,
624:The thing that awakens the deepest fountain of gratitude in a human being is that God has forgiven his sin. ~ Oswald Chambers,
625:Wealth can also be that attitude of gratitude with which we remind ourselves everyday to count our blessings. ~ Chris Gardner,
626:When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude. ~ G K Chesterton,
627:Good turns are pleasing only in so far as they seem repayable; much beyond that we repay with hatred, not gratitude. ~ Tacitus,
628:Gratitude is not a mere word; it is not a mere concept. It is the living breath of your real existence on earth. ~ Sri Chinmoy,
629:Gratitude is the appreciation of what is, of life, of existence, of anybody and anything, for just the way it is. ~ Adyashanti,
630:Gratitude not only encourages our hearts, it produces peace. And we could all use a little more peace these days. ~ Jen Lilley,
631:He wanted to express his gratitude to the dead thing. But how does one say a prayer over the corpse of a god? ~ Jeffrey Thomas,
632:The vast majority of mankind never gives a thought of gratitude towards God for all His care and blessings. ~ Donald Barnhouse,
633:The worst moment for an atheist is when he feels a profound sense of gratitude and has no one to thank. ~ Gilbert K Chesterton,
634:Bills are simply invoices for blessings you've already received. Pay them with gratitude and circulate prosperity. ~ Randy Gage,
635:Gratitude is one of the chief graces of human existence and is crowned in heaven with a consciousness of unity. ~ Ernest Holmes,
636:Have gratitude for all the ways I keep you intimately
connected to Me, including your joyful dependence on Me. ~ Sarah Young,
637:Not all who discharge their debts of gratitude should flatter themselves that they are grateful. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld,
638:Paying tax should be framed as a glorious civic duty worthy of gratitude - not a punishment for making money. ~ Alain de Botton,
639:Whatever it is, / I cannot understand it, / although gratitude / stubbornly overcomes me / until I'm reduced to tears. ~ Saigyo,
640:Good morning.
Lead with gratitude.
The air in your lungs, the sky above you.
Proceed from there. ~ Lin Manuel Miranda,
641:I know my debt of gratitude to the women who went before, I know my responsibility to young women coming forward. ~ Nancy Pelosi,
642:I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness double by wonder. ~ G K Chesterton,
643:reactive gratitude—an unconscious response that allows us to find redeeming value in the difficult event itself. ~ Janice Kaplan,
644:Sanctity has to do with gratitude. To be a saint is to be fueled by gratitude, nothing more and nothing less. ~ Ronald Rolheiser,
645:Yeah," I said, "but you're an artist. You don't believe in decency and honesty and gratitude. Where shall we eat? ~ Jack Kerouac,
646:... because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude. ~ Wallace D Wattles,
647:But if objects for gratitude and admiration are our desire, do they not present themselves every hour to our eyes? ~ Thomas Paine,
648:Gratitude and obedience. At The Frogs, the relationship between a knight and the people was clearly understood. ~ Neal Stephenson,
649:Gratitude & joy drove them to do good works before the thought that they had to do them even crossed their mind. ~ Herman Bavinck,
650:I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. ~ G K Chesterton,
651:The more grateful we feel, the happier we become. This is because gratitude helps us realize we are all connected. ~ Haemin Sunim,
652:“There are never too many ways to kneel and kiss the earth” ~ Jalaluddin Rumi ~ Jalaluddin Rumi #Earth #Gratitude #poetry #Sufism,
653:There is no gratitude for things past. Gratitude is always for what you're going to do for people in the future. ~ Harry S Truman,
654:The view of the misery of the damned will double the ardour of the love and gratitude of the saints of heaven. ~ Jonathan Edwards,
655:For an action to be truly obedient to God, it must be done from a motivation of genuine love and gratitude to Him. ~ Jerry Bridges,
656:Gratitude is a form of worship in its own right, as it implies the acceptance of a power greater than yourself. ~ Stephen Richards,
657:He did not confuse what he longed for with his gratitude for what he had. Extreme desires have their own sanctuary. ~ Tove Jansson,
658:If I had to summarize the primary New Testament motivation for “being good” in one word, I would choose gratitude. ~ Philip Yancey,
659:Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole cosmos — the trees, the clouds, everything. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh,
660:One may not be able to trade in gratitude as a currency, but gratitude is the currency of true wealth." - L. R. W. Lee ~ L R W Lee,
661:The greater our present trials, the louder will our future songs be, and the more intense our joyful gratitude. ~ Charles Spurgeon,
662:The movement of grace toward gratitude brings us from the package of self-obsessed madness to a spiritual awakening. ~ Anne Lamott,
663:The root of joy is gratefulness...It is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful. ~ David Steindl Rast,
664:We and our allies owe and acknowledge an ever-lasting debt of gratitude to the armies and people of the Soviet Union. ~ Frank Knox,
665:When we begin to view our experiences through the lens of gratitude, our heart, mind and spirit naturally expand. ~ David Brown Jr,
666:your gratitude is magnetic, and the more gratitude you have, the more abundance you magnetize. It is Universal law! ~ Rhonda Byrne,
667:Forgive yourself first. Let go of past hurts and direct your spirit to goodness and hope by having gratitude. ~ Janet Taylor Spence,
668:To feel deeply, intensely and constantly a total gratitude towards the Divineis the best way to be happy and peaceful. ~ The Mother,
669:When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude. ~ Gilbert K Chesterton,
670:Expressing gratitude seems like a cosmic invitation for all kinds of thankfulness and appreciation to pour in. ~ Mary Anne Radmacher,
671:Gratitude feels so good because it is the state of mind closest to your natural state in which you were born to live. ~ Esther Hicks,
672:Humility is the soil in which mercy for others grows. Gratitude for mercy given is what motivates mercy extended. ~ Paul David Tripp,
673:Our enemies provide us with a precious opportunity to practice patience and love. We should have gratitude toward them. ~ Dalai Lama,
674:The acknowledgment of and gratitude for favors and gifts received is loved and esteemed in Heaven and on earth. ~ Ignatius of Loyola,
675:There’s some real utility in gratitude. It’s also good protection against the dangers of victimhood and resentment ~ Jordan Peterson,
676:The thing that awakens the deepest well of gratitude in a human being is that God has forgiven sin.” —Oswald Chambers ~ Randy Alcorn,
677:When one is in love with existence one feels such blessing, such bliss, that it is natural to bow down in deep gratitude. ~ Rajneesh,
678:All of my cats are adopted and all show their gratitude on a daily basis. I don't know where I would be without them. ~ Bill Goldberg,
679:A sudden happiness catches me unawares. I feel it trickling into me, and my eyes go liquid with gratitude and hope. ~ Khaled Hosseini,
680:Envy asks, “Why them? Why do they get what I don’t have?” Gratitude asks, “Why me? Why do I get all that I have?” David ~ Rick Warren,
681:Gratitude BRINGS MORE to be grateful about, so today I make the point of expressing gratitude for everything in my LIFE! ~ Louise Hay,
682:Gratitude is the bridge that merges your love with longevity. It is the vital ingredient for a lasting relationship. ~ Steve Maraboli,
683:If a simple genuflection of gratitude compromises my character and shames my house, then we are both less than shadow. ~ Grace Draven,
684:IT’S true what they say about happiness. If you approach life from a place of gratitude, you’re more apt to enjoy things. ~ Anonymous,
685:"One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings." ~ Carl Jung,
686:There’s some real utility in gratitude. It’s also good protection against the dangers of victimhood and resentment. ~ Jordan Peterson,
687:what I felt was inexpressible gratitude for the music, that in this horror there could be something as beautiful as that. ~ Anne Rice,
688:Any decent man has to feel something for a woman who dearly loves him. Gratitude, if he can muster nothing else. ~ Catherine Ryan Hyde,
689:Be grateful for life. Show gratitude to others, whether it’s verbally or energetically, it has the same effect. ~ Kasi Kaye Iliopoulos,
690:For me, every hour is grace. And I feel gratitude in my heart each time I can meet someone and look at his or her smile. ~ Elie Wiesel,
691:Grace, my friends, demands nothing from us but that we shall await it with confidence and acknowledge it in gratitude. ~ Philip Yancey,
692:Gratitude is liberating. It is subversive. It helps us to realize that we are sufficient, and that realization frees us. ~ Joanna Macy,
693:I don't really ever live my life in fear. I really live my life in gratitude and feeling positive for the most part. ~ Ellen DeGeneres,
694:If we want to find happiness, let's stop thinking about gratitude or ingratitude and give for the inner joy of giving. ~ Dale Carnegie,
695:Love and gratitude can part seas, move mountains, and create miracles. And love and gratitude can dissolve any disease. ~ Rhonda Byrne,
696:The easiest way I have found to humble myself back into a state of peaceful grace is through the act of gratitude. ~ Jill Bolte Taylor,
697:There’s some real utility in gratitude. It’s also good protection against the dangers of victimhood and resentment ~ Jordan B Peterson,
698:#1 Build people up by encouragement. #2 Give people credit by acknowledgment. #3 Give people recognition by gratitude. ~ John C Maxwell,
699:Anyone who lives like a modern aristocracy, the last thing they exhibit is a sense of gratitude. Me, Im very fortunate. ~ James Ransone,
700:even people who never read a Bible in their lives know that there is a Creator and that they owe Him worship and gratitude. ~ Anonymous,
701:Gratitude drives happiness. Happiness boosts Productivity. Productivity reveals mastery. And mastery inspires the world. ~ Robin Sharma,
702:Her bottom is so beautiful that once as she crossed the room to the cooler I felt my eyes smart with tears of gratitude. ~ Walker Percy,
703:If each of my words were a drop of water, you would see through them and glimpse what I feel: gratitude, acknowledgement. ~ Octavio Paz,
704:If you aim for only wealth, beauty, fame, & power, you aim too low. Humility, gentleness, gratitude, & service is aiming high. ~ LeCrae,
705:Instead of relief or gratitude, more guilt washes over me. Andy's certainly not faultless - no one ever is in a marriage ~ Emily Giffin,
706:I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. ~ Gilbert K Chesterton,
707:[The Devil] My best feelings, gratitude, for example, are formally forbidden solely because of my social position. ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky,
708:There’s some real utility in gratitude. It’s also good protection against the dangers of victimhood and resentment. ~ Jordan B Peterson,
709:This is what being in love feels like, Wesley. Gratitude. Gratitude that you exist in this fucked-up, beautiful universe. ~ Leah Raeder,
710:What I have come to believe is that joy is the twin sister of gratitude. I am most joyful when I am most grateful. ~ Katherine Paterson,
711:A sense of entitlement is a cancerous thought process that is void of gratitude and can be deadly to our relationships. ~ Steve Maraboli,
712:As the evening beckons with the promise of tomorrow... may your gratitude rise up and with strength answer, "yes." ~ Mary Anne Radmacher,
713:But gratitude can be the very devil sometimes, particularly if you have to be grateful for services you’d rather be without. ~ P D James,
714:Cultivate the attitude of gratitude. The attitude of gratitude is when you are grateful for every breath of life. ~ Harbhajan Singh Yogi,
715:once we’re above the survival level, the difference between prosperity and poverty lies simply in our degree of gratitude. ~ Vicki Robin,
716:A child of God should be a visible beatitude for joy and happiness, and a living doxology for gratitude and adoration. ~ Charles Spurgeon,
717:A great many men's gratitude is nothing but a secret desire to hook in more valuable kindnesses hereafter. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld,
718:A life of gratitude to God for being saved is far more pleasing than a life based on self-righteousness over being good. ~ Timothy Keller,
719:At each level of gratitude our soul's capacity deepens, starting with contentment to meaningfulness, and finally, to pure joy. ~ M J Ryan,
720:But what I felt was inexpressible gratitude for the music, that in this horror there could be something as beautiful as that. ~ Anne Rice,
721:Gratitude is medicine for a heart devastated by tragedy.  If you can only be thankful for the blue sky, then do so. ~ Richelle E Goodrich,
722:It's likely that only vibrations of love and gratitude appear in nature, and observations of nature shows this to be true. ~ Masaru Emoto,
723:She says the secret to her positivity lies in the simplest of things: gratitude for each and every simple pleasure of life. ~ Sudha Murty,
724:Stand fully in the now moment with gratitude, enthusiasm, openness, and readiness to respond to Life as it greets you. ~ Michael Beckwith,
725:The heart is always the place to go. Go home into your heart, where there is warmth, appreciation, gratitude and contentment ~ Ayya Khema,
726:There is no one experience of gratitude; rather, it is a complex and episodic thing, and one that is deeply personal. ~ Diana Butler Bass,
727:There’s joy in a life filled with interdependence with others, in a life filled with gratitude, reverence, and admiration. ~ David Brooks,
728:You cannot ensure the gratitude of others for a favour conferred upon them in the way which is most agreeable to yourself. ~ Arthur Helps,
729:And give up your thirst for books, so that you do not die a grouch, but in true grace and heartfelt gratitude to the god ~ Marcus Aurelius,
730:Appreciation and gratitude are a must if you choose to become the architect of increased happiness and your own fulfillment. ~ Doc Childre,
731:Gratitude connects you to the truth that you not only have the power to manifest that which you seek, but you are the power. ~ Jen Sincero,
732:Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all. ~ William Faulkner,
733:Gratitude opens the door to... the power, the wisdom, the creativity of the universe. You open the door through gratitude. ~ Deepak Chopra,
734:If I actively practice gratitude, I am able to keep myself grounded in the high times and lift myself up in the low times. ~ Trista Sutter,
735:I'm kind of the long-hauler type of person. I also have a strong work ethic and gratitude for people that I work with. ~ Patricia Arquette,
736:I think that gratitude for life, whatever the cause, indicates that one has managed to hold on to the core of one’s sanity. ~ Stephen King,
737:Life isn't as serious as my mind makes it out to be. ~ Eckhart Tolle Have a happy week kind hearts!much gratitude for all kind Rt's __()__,
738:The acknowledgment of and gratitude for favors and gifts received is loved and esteemed in Heaven and on earth. ~ Saint Ignatius of Loyola,
739:true Christians consider themselves not as satisfying some rigorous creditor, but as discharging a debt of gratitude ~ William Wilberforce,
740:What are the things you are grateful for?? Feel the gratitude.. focus on what you have right now that you are grateful for. ~ Rhonda Byrne,
741:A life of gratitude to God for being saved is far more pleasing than a life based on self-righteousness over being good. ~ Timothy J Keller,
742:Feelings of love and gratitude arise directly and spontaneously in the baby in response to the love and care of his mother. ~ Melanie Klein,
743:Gratitude also opens your eyes to the limitless potential of the universe, while dissatisfaction closes your eyes to it. ~ Stephen Richards,
744:He seemed a little uneasy, and he welcomed me with something of the gratitude of the shipwrecked mariner who sights a sail. ~ P G Wodehouse,
745:I believe a joyful life is made up of joyful moments, gracefully strung together by trust, gratitude, inspiration, and faith. ~ Brene Brown,
746:If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans. ~ James Herriot,
747:Many people who order their lives rightly in all other ways are kept in poverty by their lack of gratitude.” Wallace Wattles ~ Rhonda Byrne,
748:Then the prayer is a prayer of thanksgiving. It is not a request at all, but a statement of gratitude for what is so. ~ Neale Donald Walsch,
749:The work of a generation is beginning here, with your hearings, and you have the full measure of my gratitude and support. ~ Edward Snowden,
750:Always joyfully accept what is given you by the Divine.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II, Gratitude and Faithfulness, GRATITUDE [155],
751:Appreciating what shows up in your life changes your personal vibration. Gratitude elevates your life to a higher frequency. ~ Oprah Winfrey,
752:As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. ~ John F Kennedy,
753:Gratitude: A humble recognition of all that the Divine has done and is doing for you.

Words Of The Mother, vol.14, p.162 ~ The Mother,
754:he wanted to prostrate at newton's alter and weep with gratitude for the blessing that made all things fall to the goddamn ground ~ J R Ward,
755:If you do anything well, gratitude is lighter than a feather; if you give offense in anything, people's wrath is as heavy as lead. ~ Plautus,
756:Machines were the ideal metaphor for the central pornographic fantasy of the nineteenth century, rape followed by gratitude. ~ Robert Hughes,
757:make me precious. make me lovely. make me unlonely. make me a star. like Gollum, like Ginsberg, like gratitude, like grace. ~ Kai Cheng Thom,
758:My responsibility, she thought, and the idea brought no fear now, only an extraordinary sense of gratitude.
My kingdom. ~ Erika Johansen,
759:The movement toward gratitude, authenticity, and union is the natural and organic inner work of the second half of our lives. ~ Richard Rohr,
760:the obligation to express gratitude deepens with procrastination. The longer you wait, the more effusive must be the thanks. ~ Judith Martin,
761:A simple thank you for saving my life would suffice. I don't need for you to carry me off to your bed to show your gratitude. ~ Courtney Cole,
762:Express gratitude for what you have. This increases the possibility that eventually you will have more to express gratitude for. ~ Zig Ziglar,
763:Gratitude is seeing how someone changed your heart and quality of life, helped you become the good parts of the person you are. ~ Anne Lamott,
764:I loathe a friend whose gratitude grows old, a friend who takes his friend's prosperity but will not voyage with him in his grief ~ Euripides,
765:In order for the light of gratitude and happiness to shine so brightly, the darkness of how it could be worse must be present. ~ Danny DeVito,
766:Today, in the May Day, find a worker and shake his hand with gratitude! Without workers, no civilisation could be built! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
767:We are never quits with those who oblige us," was Dantes' reply; "for when we do not owe them money, we owe them gratitude. ~ Alexandre Dumas,
768:You will never accept gratitude as a solution to your problems, until you have reached the last stage of grief--acceptance. ~ Shannon L Alder,
769:a swell of gratitude and appreciation for his assistant, as opposed to the murderous rage he felt toward the rest of his staff ~ Jennifer Egan,
770:Before the final curtain goes down On my life, I shall say to my Mother-Earth, "My gratitude-heart is all for you, All for you." ~ Sri Chinmoy,
771:gratitude is a factor that seems to influence happiness along with our ability to reframe negative events into positive ones. ~ Dalai Lama XIV,
772:If the opposite of scarcity is enough, then practicing gratitude is how we acknowledge that there’s enough and that we’re enough. ~ Bren Brown,
773:Let us remember the past with gratitude, live the present with enthusiasm, and look forward to the future with confidence. ~ Pope John Paul II,
774:My gratitude to Ridley [Scott] isn't anything new. I named one of my kids after him. But he's a very important person to me. ~ William Monahan,
775:Of all the attitudes we can acquire, surely the attitude of gratitude is the most important and by far the most life-changing.
   ~ Zig Ziglar,
776:Oh, I'd like to show you my gratitude, show you how ugly I am, how impossible it is to love me. I'd like to offer you that. ~ Marguerite Duras,
777:Wine is God’s special drink. The purpose of good wine is to inspire us to a livelier sense of gratitude to God. —John Calvin ~ Lauren F Winner,
778:A man's indebtedness is not virtue; his repayment is. Virtue begins when he dedicates himself actively to the job of gratitude. ~ Ruth Benedict,
779:A man who possesses genius is insufferable unless he also possesses at least two other things: gratitude and cleanliness. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
780:I am capable, confident, intelligent, resilient and in charge. Health and happiness are my birthrights and I accept with gratitude. ~ Kris Carr,
781:If you love getting gifts - and who doesn't - then why not accept, with gratitude, the greatest gift there is: the present moment. ~ Guy Finley,
782:What our country deserves from everyone who enjoys its fruits and freedoms is a little more gratitude - and a lot less greed. ~ Michelle Malkin,
783:Death is no enemy, but the foundation of gratitude, sympathy, and art. Of all life's pleasures, only love owes no debt to death. ~ Anita Diament,
784:For years I've advocated keeping a gratitude journal, writing down five things every day that brought pleasure and gratefulness. ~ Oprah Winfrey,
785:I appreciate the boldness of gratitude in the quiet, unspoken depths and its ability to buoy another by being articulated. ~ Mary Anne Radmacher,
786:"Life teaches us through errors. When we accept the lesson from our mistake with humility and gratitude, we grow that much more." ~ Haemin Sunim,
787:The gratitude that we encounter helps us believe in the goodness of the world, and strengthens us thereby to do what's good. ~ Albert Schweitzer,
788:Until we can tolerate vulnerability and transform it into gratitude, intense feelings of love will often bring up the fear of loss. ~ Bren Brown,
789:When a man's instincts are evil, repentance has a short lease and brief is his gratitude towards those who have done him good. ~ Khushwant Singh,
790:And may we ever have gratitude in hearts that the great Creator in all His glory has placed the herbs in the field for our healing. ~ Edward Bach,
791:Gratitude doesn't change the scenery.  It merely washes clean the glass you look through so you can clearly see the colors. ~ Richelle E Goodrich,
792:And I'm thankful, in that moment, full to the brim with gratitude that Christian is with me. He's here. My partner. My best friend. ~ Cynthia Hand,
793:Gratitude is the real treasure God wants us to find, because it isn't the pot of gold but the rainbow that colors our world. ~ Richelle E Goodrich,
794:Gratitude is what opens the spiritual doors to all the blessings. Everything becomes clear, you see, you feel, you live. ~ Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov,
795:I experienced only the glow of an extraordinary reading experience, a form of profound gratitude familiar to all who love literature. ~ Ian McEwan,
796:I neither require nor desire your gratitude, mistress. I want nothing in these worlds save your death."

Volusian to Eugenie ~ Richelle Mead,
797:Ironically, gratitude's most powerful mysteries are often revealed when we are struggling in the midst of personal turmoil. ~ Sarah Ban Breathnach,
798:Mindfully practicing authenticity during our most soul-searching struggles is how we invite grace, joy, and gratitude into our lives. ~ Bren Brown,
799:Mindfully practicing authenticity during our most soul-searching struggles is how we invite grace, joy and gratitude into our lives. ~ Brene Brown,
800:Repentance brings an intense desire for God, deep gratitude, and a growth in self-awareness that increases our freedom to love. ~ Anthony de Mello,
801:The kind of experience of humility and happiness that comes with gratitude tends to crowd out whatever is coarse, or ugly or mean. ~ Kevin DeYoung,
802:This, I think, is how people survive: Even when horrible things have been done to us, we can still find gratitude in one another. ~ David Levithan,
803:147Why should God make you suffer torment if you are thankful and believe in Him? God always rewards gratitude and He knows everything. ~ Anonymous,
804:Codependent No More Workbook Codependents’ Guide to the Twelve Steps 52 Weeks of Conscious Contact Finding Your Way Home Gratitude ~ Melody Beattie,
805:Fear is easily experienced, but fun is hard to come by in old age, so I already felt a sense of gratitude to General Omar Torrijos. ~ Graham Greene,
806:God is always coming to you in the Sacrament of the Present Moment. Meet and receive Him there with gratitude in that sacrament. ~ Evelyn Underhill,
807:Gratitude helps you to grow and expand; gratitude brings JOY and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you. ~ Eileen Caddy,
808:Gratitude helps you to grow and expand; gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you. ~ Eileen Caddy,
809:Gratitude places you in the energy field of plentitude. Glow with gratitude and see how awe and joy will make their home in you. ~ Michael Beckwith,
810:Hearthstone bowed his head in gratitude. He stepped away from the dais, cradling his new pouch o’ power like it was a swaddled baby. ~ Rick Riordan,
811:Men are more ready to repay an injury than a benefit, because gratitude is a burden and revenge a pleasure. TACITUS, c. A.D. 55-120 ~ Robert Greene,
812:My inspiration is coming more and more from the way I feel and the gratitude I feel. The older you get the more humility you have. ~ Louie Anderson,
813:Our Job is not to make young women grateful. It is to make the ungrateful so they keep going. Gratitude never radicalized anybody ~ Susan B Anthony,
814:Recognizing the achievement of others, expressing gratitude, and celebrating successes are all acts— and responsibilities—of leadership ~ Anonymous,
815:The climate of this prayer is, then, one of awareness, gratitude and a totally obedient love which seeks nothing but to please God. ~ Thomas Merton,
816:To feel deeply,intensely & constantly a total gratitude towards the Divineis the best way to be happy & peaceful. ~ The Mother#sriaurobindo,
817:Upon awakening, let the words Thank You flow from your lips, for this will remind you to begin your day with gratitude and compassion. ~ Wayne Dyer,
818:Grumbling and gratitude are, for the child of God, in conflict. Be grateful and you won't grumble. Grumble and you won't be grateful. ~ Billy Graham,
819:I shall always remember with pleasure and gratitude the lovely and instructive time that I was fortunate enough to spend in Sweden. ~ Heinz Guderian,
820:It is a feeling of gratitude sometimes when someone cares that much about you. It is hard not to want to live up to those expectations. ~ Jen Larsen,
821:Many crores of rupees are squandered in this country by way offering gratitude to God and bribing Him to gain greater and greater wealth. ~ Periyar,
822:Oh, believe me, that when three great passions, such as sorrow, love, and gratitude fill the heart, ennui can find no place.” “You ~ Alexandre Dumas,
823:The finished man, you know, is difficult to please; a growing mind will ever show you gratitude. --Faust 1, lines 182-3 ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
824:What are you grateful for right now? Gratitude can shift your energy, raise your vibration, and make all your next moments even better. ~ Joe Vitale,
825:When gratitude replaces judgment, peace spreads throughout your body, gentleness embraces your soul, & wisdom fills your mind. ~ Neale Donald Walsch,
826:Because inside of every problem is the seeds of a “difficult gratitude problem” and it always improves your life to solve those problems. ~ Anonymous,
827:Court TV will always hold a special place in my heart, and I will always look back at my time there with great gratitude and affection. ~ Nancy Grace,
828:Every morning when I wake up, I kiss her forehead as symbol of gratitude and appreciation and she repays me back with a lovely smile. ~ M F Moonzajer,
829:He who bestows something great receives no gratitude; for in accepting it the recipient has already been weighed down too much. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
830:I don't believe in waiting for great feelings. I need to wire myself for positivity and gratitude. I need to build a highway to those. ~ Tony Robbins,
831:I extend my deepest gratitude to our Armed Forces and first responders serving both at home and abroad in the war against terrorism. ~ John Doolittle,
832:It is a dangerous experiment to call in gratitude as an ally to love. Love is a debt which inclination always pays, obligation never. ~ Blaise Pascal,
833:Living peacefully and happily is the best way to show our gratitude and is our greatest gift for the world and the next generation. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh,
834:My day begins with gratitude and joy. I look forward with enthusiasm to the adventures of the day, knowing that in my life, All is good. ~ Louise Hay,
835:Take full account of what Excellencies you possess, and in gratitude remember how you would hanker after them, if you had them not. ~ Marcus Aurelius,
836:The children to whom we read simple stories may or may not show gratitude, but each boon we give strengthens the pillars of the world. ~ Maya Angelou,
837:The whole play of existence is so beautiful that laughter can be the only response to it. Only laughter can be the real prayer, gratitude. ~ Rajneesh,
838:Be inspired to ignore their ignorant message, and feel gratitude in your heart that you are not burdened or addicted to hate, as they are. ~ Lady Gaga,
839:Discontent will never change the world. If you want your work to have a lasting impact on the world, define yourself with gratitude. ~ Rachel Jankovic,
840:Expressing passion and gratitude will guide your life. Say it again and again. Say it until you believe it. Say it until you live it. ~ Melody Beattie,
841:Some people have a knack of putting upon you gifts of no real value, to engage you to substantial gratitude. We thank them for nothing. ~ Charles Lamb,
842:The movement of grace toward gratitude brings us from the package of self-obsessed madness to a spiritual awakening. Gratitude is peace. ~ Anne Lamott,
843:Age brought wisdom, but it also brought a genuine gratitude for the happiness of sharing life with someone as much liked as loved. ~ Colleen McCullough,
844:For every death is a simplification of existence for the others, removes the necessity to show gratitude, the obligation to pay visits. ~ Marcel Proust,
845:Keep a gratitude journal. Write down at least three things a day you are either thankful for, made you smile or genuinely inspired you. ~ Robert Holden,
846:One single object . . . [will merit] the endless gratitude of the society: that of restraining the judges from usurping legislation. ~ Thomas Jefferson,
847:...The more a person is inclined to gratitude, the less likely he or she is to be depressed, anxious, lonely, envious, or neurotic. ~ Sonja Lyubomirsky,
848:When we develop a right attitude of compassion and gratitude, we take a giant step towards solving our personal and international problems ~ Dalai Lama,
849:All men feel a habitual gratitude, and something of an honorable bigotry, for the objects which have long continued to please them. ~ William Wordsworth,
850:Appreciation is an art and a lifestyle and a source of happiness and fulfillment. It's called gratitude-an attitude of gratitude. ~ Harbhajan Singh Yogi,
851:I don't have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness - it's right in front of me if I'm paying attention and practicing gratitude. ~ Bren Brown,
852:Nearly all vices are rooted in the future. Gratitude looks to the past and love to the present; fear, avarice, lust and ambition look ahead. ~ C S Lewis,
853:the person with an abiding spirit of gratitude is the one who trusts God. The foremost quality of a trusting disciple is gratefulness. ~ Brennan Manning,
854:Travis’ expression was a mixture of surprise and gratitude. “Now I’ve seen it all. I was just defended by a girl,” he said, standing up. ~ Jamie McGuire,
855:Whenever I find a great deal of gratitude in a poor man, I take it for granted there would be as much generosity if he were a rich man. ~ Alexander Pope,
856:When we lack gratitude for simply being alive, it’s because we have strayed from the present into an illusory mental state called “time. ~ Michael Brown,
857:When you begin to visualize and hold powerful positive imagery in your mind, it appears almost like magic. This is the power of gratitude. ~ Demi Lovato,
858:You should not open your mouth except to express gratitude for benefits you have received, and never to mention your discontent. ~ Saint Vincent de Paul,
859:I don't have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness - it's right in front of me if I'm paying attention and practicing gratitude. ~ Brene Brown,
860:It's not easy being grateful all the time. But it's when you feel least thankful that you are most in need of what gratitude can give you ~ Oprah Winfrey,
861:While Secretary Rumsfeld and I have had our differences, he deserves Americans' respect and gratitude for his many years of public service. ~ John McCain,
862:You can try to become happy by controlling your environment, or by cultivating quietude/gratitude in your mind. The latter is much easier. ~ Haemin Sunim,
863:Babe, advice. A man expresses his gratitude, you do not throw attitude. You kiss him and, maybe, suck his dick to show your appreciation. ~ Kristen Ashley,
864:Do not count on the gratitude of deeds done for people in the past,you must make them grateful for things you will do for them in the future. ~ Mario Puzo,
865:For every death is for others a simplification of life, it spares them the necessity of showing gratitude, the obligation of paying calls. ~ Marcel Proust,
866:Gratitude is like that. It transforms. It is such a force that it cannot coexist with selfishness, with discouragement, with discontent. ~ Rachel Jankovic,
867:Happiness can not be traveled to,owned,earned or worn.It is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love,grace&gratitude. ~ Denis Waitley,
868:Thank you' is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extereme gratitude, humility, understanding. ~ Alice Walker,
869:'Thank you' is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding. ~ Alice Walker,
870:The finished man, you know, is difficult to please;
a growing mind will ever show you gratitude.
--Faust 1, lines 182-3 ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
871:The natural response to evaluation is to feel judged. We have to mature to a place where we respond to it with gratitude, and love feedback. ~ Henry Cloud,
872:For me, the massiveness of what I don't know is one way I experience God. It creates in me a feeling of humility and a sense of gratitude. ~ Warren Farrell,
873:God is the ground we walk on, the food we eat, and the gratitude we express, to no one in particular, as naturally as breathing. ~ Krishna Dwaipayana Vyasa,
874:Gratitude is an emotion linked to the past. Love and contentment are linked to the moment. Avarice, ambition, and fear are linked to the future. ~ Dee Hock,
875:Gratitude was a lost art, she felt. People accepted things, took them as their right, and had forgotten how to give proper thanks. ~ Alexander McCall Smith,
876:I believe that illness has led me to a life of gratitude, so I consider Lyme disease at this point in my life to be a blessing in disguise. ~ Rebecca Wells,
877:It is natural for people to forget to be grateful; so, if we go around expecting gratitude, we are headed straight for a lot of heartaches. ~ Dale Carnegie,
878:Justice is often pale and melancholy; but Gratitude, her daughter, is constantly in the flow of spirits and the bloom of loveliness. ~ Walter Savage Landor,
879:sat there talking to him as cozily as if she had known him all her life, for love casts out fear, and gratitude can conquer pride. When ~ Louisa May Alcott,
880:When it comes to fighting for freedom, those who are willing to fight should not be limited by our bigotry. Only rewarded with our gratitude. ~ John Ridley,
881:When you learn to love your physical body, every activity can become a ritual of gratitude where you fully express the joy to be alive! ~ Miguel Angel Ruiz,
882:"You can try to become happy by controlling your environment, or by cultivating quietude/gratitude in your mind. The latter is much easier." ~ Haemin Sunim,
883:Your level of gratitude determines your level of happiness, as well as your potential for success. It's difficult to be happy without gratitude. ~ Bob Burg,
884:Forgiveness is a form of gratitude. When we forgive others, we show them the mercy that we have often received and been thankful for. ~ Sarah Ban Breathnach,
885:Gratitude for the abundance you have received is the best insurance that the abundance will continue.” Muhammad (570-632)
FOUNDER OF ISLAM ~ Rhonda Byrne,
886:Gratitude is a sign of maturity...Where there is appreciation: there is also courtesy and concern for the rights and property of others. ~ Gordon B Hinckley,
887:If you want to earn the gratitude of your own age you must keep in step with it. But if you do that you will produce nothing great. If ~ Arthur Schopenhauer,
888:Switch on and keep on in yourself the cheerful buttons... Those marked Joy, Laughter, Happiness, Love, Passion for life, Gratitude for life. ~ Robert Muller,
889:There's a kind of holiness to love, requited or not, and those people who don't receive it with gratitude are arrogant beyond saving. ~ Marisa de los Santos,
890:there’s something really valuable in this process, a sense of appreciation and gratitude is at the heart of a stable mindfulness practice. ~ Andy Puddicombe,
891:Very gratefully, with grateful appreciation, with sincere appreciative gratitude, in appreciatively grateful sincerity of regret, he declined. ~ James Joyce,
892:When you approach each moment with gratitude, not only will you stop experiencing life from a place of lack, you will experience abundance! ~ Timber Hawkeye,
893:you already have it, which means that you need to feel gratitude for having it right now. In other words, be grateful before you’ve received. ~ Rhonda Byrne,
894:Even our most difficult moments bring us gifts. The trick, of course, is gratitude. Therein will you find both your peace and your joy. ~ Neale Donald Walsch,
895:Gratitude’ is a euphemism for resentment. Resentment from most people I do not mind—but from pretty little girls it is distasteful to me. ~ Robert A Heinlein,
896:gratitude is a nice touch of beauty added last of all to the countenance, giving a classic beauty, an angelic loveliness, to the character. ~ Theodore Parker,
897:He who has conferred a benefit on anyone from motives of love or honor will feel pain, if he sees that the benefit is received without gratitude. ~ Aristotle,
898:... I can see it in the looking back, how this daily practice of the discipline of gratitude is the way to daily practice the delight of God... ~ Ann Voskamp,
899:I wanted to say thanks... and share my gratitude for everything I've been blessed with. Family, friends, and continued support from everyone. ~ Travis Barker,
900:We are never quits towards those who have done us a favour,' said Dantès. 'Even when one ceases to owe them money, one owes them gratitude. ~ Alexandre Dumas,
901:We are not content to pass away entirely from the scenes of our delight; we would leave, if but in gratitude, a pillar and a legend. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson,
902:A sincere attitude of gratitude is a beatitude for secured altitudes. Appreciate what you have been given and you will be promoted higher. ~ Israelmore Ayivor,
903:beautiful storybook self out of here.”  TriStyle Woman had become her real home in these past seven years, she realized with gratitude as she ~ Rosalind James,
904:Darkness deserves gratitude. It is the alleluia point at which we learn to understand that all growth does not take place in the sunlight. ~ Joan D Chittister,
905:Gratitude never radicalized anybody. I don't care if they recognize the past, I just want them to get angry about the present and keep going. ~ Gloria Steinem,
906:Thanksgiving day was a holiday when everybody in the country was expected to express gratitude to the creator of the universe mainly for food. ~ Kurt Vonnegut,
907:There is a worse tyranny than that of ill-treatment. It is the tyranny of tears, vapours, appeals to feelings of affection and of gratitude! ~ Georgette Heyer,
908:Wealth is an inner feeling. More precisely, wealth is an outlook, an attitude, a belief. And the most obvious measurement of wealth is gratitude. ~ Bo S nchez,
909:By acknowledging their contribution and letting them go with gratitude, you will be able to truly put the things you own, and your life, in order. ~ Marie Kond,
910:Conservatism makes no poetry, breathes no prayer, has no invention; it is all memory. Reform has no gratitude, no prudence, no husbandry. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
911:Gratitude creates the most wonderful feeling. It can resolve disputes. It can strengthen friendships. And it makes us better men and women. ~ Gordon B Hinckley,
912:Hence nearly all vices are rooted in the future. Gratitude looks to the past and love to the present; fear, avarice, lust, and ambition look ahead. ~ C S Lewis,
913:It may sound a little sappy, but I believe I have an obligation to seek out and find ways to demonstrate my gratitude for this life I enjoy. ~ Stephen C Lundin,
914:The one hit song that I have tremendous gratitude for is Boots, because it has a life of its own. It's like being identified with a brand name. ~ Nancy Sinatra,
915:When you get down on your knees in front of me it won’t be out of gratitude. It’ll be because you want to be there.”--Ciaran Ross, Killer Curves ~ Naima Simone,
916:"As gratitude grows, it gives rise to joy. We experience the courage to rejoice in our own good fortune, and that of others. Joy gladdens the heart." ~ Ram Dass,
917:Be consistent in your dedication to showing your gratitude to others. Gratitude is a fuel, a medicine, and spiritual and emotional nourishment. ~ Steve Maraboli,
918:Diligence and attention soon gave him the knack of it, and he strode down the street with his mouth full of harmony and his soul full of gratitude. ~ Mark Twain,
919:Gratitude not only allows you to enjoy the present, but keeps you looking forward to the future. . . . Gratitude fuels optimism and inspires hope. ~ Tim Sanders,
920:If gratitude is due from children to their earthly parent, how much more is the gratitude of the great family of men due to our father in heaven. ~ Hosea Ballou,
921:If we perceived life with reverence, we would stand in awe at the experience of physical life and walk the earth in a very deep sense of gratitude. ~ Gary Zukav,
922:I have gratitude. I know myself better. I feel more capable than ever. And as far as the physicality of it, I feel better at 40 than I did at 25. ~ Cameron Diaz,
923:Love is preserved by wisdom. Destroyed by demand, tested by doubt, nourished by longing. It blossoms with faith and grows with gratitude. ~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar,
924:Nightmare and dream both are not real, but I do always love my nightmare; because it offers me gratitude while the latter makes me disappointed. ~ M F Moonzajer,
925:The antidote for covetousness is always gratitude: We can combat a sinful love of the past by counting the gifts we have been given in the present. ~ Jen Wilkin,
926:There are slavish souls who carry their appreciation for favors done them so far that they strangle themselves with the rope of gratitude. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
927:We think we have to do something to be grateful or something has to be done in order for us to be grateful, when gratitude is a state of being. ~ Iyanla Vanzant,
928:Gratitude changes your perspective about life. You see the future, experience the present, and remember the past in a dramatically different way. ~ Erwin McManus,
929:Happiness can only be achieved by looking inward & learning to enjoy whatever life has and this requires transforming greed into gratitude. ~ John Chrysostom,
930:If we are to feel the positive feelings of love, happiness, trust, and gratitude, we periodically also have to feel anger, sadness, fear, and sorrow. ~ John Gray,
931:The revelation of kindness hurts worse than cruelty. There is no way to equal it. Nowhere to put her gratitude, and so it thrashes in her body. ~ Emily Ruskovich,
932:To trifle with Scripture is to deprive yourself of its aid. Reverence it, and look up to God with devout gratitude for having given it to you. ~ Charles Spurgeon,
933:It turns out that there are many powers of the heart--among them intuition, intention, gratitude, forgiveness, resilience, and, of course, love. ~ Baptist de Pape,
934:Let me willingly accept misery, sorrows, temptations, if I can thereby feel sin as the greatest evil, and be delivered from it with gratitude to Thee, ~ Anonymous,
935:The debt of gratitude we owe our mother and father goes forward, not backward. What we owe our parents is the bill presented to us by our children. ~ Nancy Friday,
936:The simple act of saying 'thank you' is a demonstration of gratitude in response to an experience that was meaningful to a customer or citizen. ~ Simon Mainwaring,
937:This insistence on "having his say upon the universe" is the profoundest motive of William James thinking as well as of his filial gratitude. ~ Ralph Barton Perry,
938:To express our gratitude to Sri Aurobindo we can do nothing better than to be a living demonstration of his teaching.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother I, [T3],
939:While we cry ourselves to sleep, gratitude waits patiently to console and reassure us; there is a landscape larger than the one we can see. ~ Sarah Ban Breathnach,
940:But it was by far the deepest kiss I’d ever offered her. It was filled with apology. Hope. Gratitude. Regret. It was words unspoken. Lies unraveled. ~ Aly Martinez,
941:Gratitude begins in our hearts and then dovetails into behavior. It almost always makes you willing to be of service, which is where the joy resides. ~ Anne Lamott,
942:Happiness can only be achieved by looking inward & learning to enjoy whatever life has and this requires transforming greed into gratitude. ~ Saint John Chrysostom,
943:In ordinary life we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich. ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer,
944:I still miss those I loved who are no longer with me but I find I am grateful for having loved them. The gratitude has finally conquered the loss. ~ Rita Mae Brown,
945:No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude. ~ Alfred North Whitehead,
946:This is the holy reasoning of love; it draws no license from grace, but rather feels the strong constraints of gratitude leading it to holiness. ~ Charles Spurgeon,
947:When we exaggerate our friends' tenderness towards us, it is often less from gratitude than from a desire to exhibit our own virtue. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld,
948:And the guilt and the loathing slipped away, pushed out by the overwhelming gratitude that I was alive, that I could feel, that I could hear the music. ~ Amy Harmon,
949:Gratitude is the proper response for the absolute astonishment of getting to be alive, and aware, and an essential part of this crazy, sprawling story. ~ John Green,
950:I am most thankful to Almighty Providence for mercies received, and determined still to press the case into public notice as a token of gratitude. ~ William Banting,
951:I want to practice gratitude. I know that sounds hokey, but instead of concentrating on the negative, I want to look at the positive side of life. ~ Debbie Macomber,
952:Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good. ~ Maya Angelou,
953:speaking, as your level of understanding rises, you will have the experience of deeper feelings such as gratitude, calmness, peace, hope, and joy. ~ Richard Carlson,
954:The truth is I do love you. Admitting that means opening myself up to all that pain when you leave. After you realize this wasn’t love, but gratitude. ~ Kelly Moran,
955:But I saw the way Louisa looked at him then, a strange mixture of pride and gratitude on her face, and I was suddenly immensely glad that she was there. ~ Jojo Moyes,
956:Gratitude is confidence in life itself. In it, we feel how the same force that pushes grass through cracks in the sidewalk invigorates our own life. ~ Jack Kornfield,
957:Happiness isn't complicated. It is a humble state of gratitude for simple pleasures, tender mercies, recognized blessings, and inherent beauty. ~ Richelle E Goodrich,
958:If I pull from places of faith, joy and gratitude, then I have the wind of creativity behind me. And, my work in the world is much more effective. ~ Elizabeth Lesser,
959:When we feel joy, it is a place of incredible vulnerability. It's beauty, and fragility, and gratitude, and resilience all wrapped up in one experience. ~ Bren Brown,
960:Your mantrum is the awareness of the dream - to enjoy and appreciate and have gratitude for all; neither to condemn nor to liberate, but to observe. ~ Frederick Lenz,
961:At night, I closed my eyes in my narrow single bed and prayed a godless prayer of gratitude for every moment, every opportunity of each day. EVEN ~ Elizabeth J Church,
962:feel gratitude that someone saw the truth and pointed out that we don’t suffer this kind of pain because of our personal inability to get things right. ~ Pema Ch dr n,
963:Gratitude connects us to others and feeling gratitude allows us to be our best selves. When we are truly grateful, we can count on living the life we want ~ M J Ryan,
964:... his second... must give him the pleasantest proof of its being a great deal better to choose than to be chosen, to excite gratitude than to feel it. ~ Jane Austen,
965:I didn't say one negative word about poor people or about middle-class people or anything else. All I said was that the rich deserve our gratitude. ~ Bernard Goldberg,
966:If a peasant offers you a beautiful fruit with his dirty hands, take it with endless gratitude because his hands became dirty for your happiness! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
967:I was an adopted child of my grandparents, and I don’t know how I can ever express my gratitude for that because my parents would have been a mess. ~ James Earl Jones,
968:Joy is a function of gratitude, and gratitude is a function of perspective. You only begin to change your life when you begin to change the way you see. ~ Ann Voskamp,
969:Let us serve the world soulfully. The pay we will receive for our service will be in the currency of gratitude, God's gratitude, God the only gratitude. ~ Sri Chinmoy,
970:The practice of gratitude is incompatible with negative emotions and may actually diminish or deter such feelings as anger, bitterness, and greed. ~ Sonja Lyubomirsky,
971:Too often we're happy to receive thanks from the nonprofits we fund, accepting gratitude instead of feedback or performance measurements. ~ Laura Arrillaga Andreessen,
972:Bankers are lynxes. To expect any gratitude from them is equivalent to attempting to move the wolves of the Ukraine to pity in the middle of winter. ~ Honore de Balzac,
973:Gratitude is an attitude of thankfulness about the good things in life, and it requires the recognition that those things are a gift from outside the self. ~ Anonymous,
974:Happiness can only be achieved by looking inward & learning to enjoy whatever life has and this requires transforming greed into gratitude. ~ Saint John Chrysostom,
975:I accept with joy and pleasure and gratitude.” I have learned that the Universe loves this expression, and I constantly get the most wonderful presents. ~ Louise L Hay,
976:I am awake, I see the sun. I am going to give my gratitude to the sun and to everything and everyone because I am still alive. One more day to be myself. ~ Miguel Ruiz,
977:I couldn't remember the last time I hadn't had to fake gratitude for a gift, and now that I actually was grateful, thank you didn't seem to cut it. ~ Maggie Stiefvater,
978:I've begun so late, really only in recent years, to truly love the world... Out of gratitude, I want to call my book on political theories Amor Mundi . ~ Hannah Arendt,
979:Arrogance is pride’s calling card, and crowds everything with Self. Gratitude is humility’s calling card, and is the space left inside for love. ~ Gregory David Roberts,
980:every expression of gratitude is a prayer, which means the practice of intentional gratitude leads directly to a life lived in continual worship.” He ~ Terri Blackstock,
981:I fully realize that this gratitude of mine is not in the least a sign of perfection: it must be my nature - I could be suborned with a sardine. ~ Saint Teresa of Avila,
982:To come to terms with our beginning requires a truthful story to acquire the skills to live in gratitude rather than resentment for the gift of life. ~ Stanley Hauerwas,
983:When a person doesn’t have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity. A person can almost be defined by his or her attitude toward gratitude. ~ Elie Wiesel,
984:When your heart is filled with gratitude, any door that appears closed can be an opening for an even greater blessing. ~ Osho#osho #gratitude 🙏🏼 #heart ❤️#blessings ✨🙏🏼,
985:A smart manager will establish a culture of gratitude. Expand the appreciative attitude to suppliers, vendors, delivery people, and of course, customers. ~ Harvey Mackay,
986:Be happy, noble heart, be blessed for all the good thou hast done and wilt do hereafter, and let my gratitude remain in obscurity like your good deeds. ~ Alexandre Dumas,
987:Her father told his children to pray for patience, for courage, for kindness, for clarity, for trust, for gratitude. Those prayers will be answered, ~ Marilynne Robinson,
988:I live by three simple words: compassion, love and gratitude. We need to act on these three words daily. Doing so will irrevocably change your world. ~ Julian Pencilliah,
989:Like Whitman, Chesterton thought that the mere fact of existing is so prodigious that no misfortune should exempt us from a kind of cosmic gratitude. ~ Jorge Luis Borges,
990:Myth and poetry represent a reservoir of vertical thinking, which we could also call longing and gratitude to ancestors. We need that gratitude desperately. ~ Robert Bly,
991:Prayer is sitting in the silence until it silences us, choosing gratitude until we are grateful, and praising God until we ourselves are an act of praise. ~ Richard Rohr,
992:The few men who do a hand's turn around the house expect gratitude and recognition, so sure are they that, though it is their dirt, it is not their job. ~ Germaine Greer,
993:What well-bred woman would refuse her heart to a man who had just saved her life? Not one; and gratitude is a short cut which speedily leads to love. ~ Theophile Gautier,
994:What well-bred woman would refuse her heart to a man who had just saved her life? Not one; and gratitude is a short cut which speedily leads to love. ~ Th ophile Gautier,
995:When service members are discharged, we should express our gratitude for their profound personal sacrifice, not hand them a bill for their hospital food. ~ Barbara Boxer,
996:All these types of love come out of duty, respect, and gratitude. Most of them, as the women in my county know, are sources of sadness, rupture, and brutality. ~ Lisa See,
997:Christians who don’t understand “no condemnation” only obey out of fear and duty. That is not nearly as powerful a motivation as love and gratitude. If ~ Timothy J Keller,
998:Gratitude is a fickle thing, indeed. A person taking aim presses the weapon to his chest and cheek, but when he hits, he discardsit with indifference. ~ Franz Grillparzer,
999:If our religion is based on salvation, our chief emotions will be fear and trembling. If our religion is based on wonder, our chief emotion will be gratitude. ~ Carl Jung,
1000:Love and gratitude This crystal is as perfect as can be. This indicates that love and gratitude are fundamental to the phenomenon of life in all of nature. ~ Masaru Emoto,
1001:One of those big hands ran over his short hair and I swear my sex wept in gratitude at the sight. I was out of control. If he fondled his beard I might faint. ~ Anonymous,
1002:Principle: The highest vibrations - and our goal - are love and gratitude. Pure, absolute love and gratitude for everyone, ourselves, and everything. ~ Caroline A Shearer,
1003:Sweet is the breath of vernal shower,/ The bee's collected treasure sweet,/ Sweet music's melting fall, but sweeter yet/ The still small voice of gratitude. ~ Thomas Gray,
1004:The circle is a reminder that each moment is not just the present, but is inclusive of our gratitude to the past and our responsibility to the future. ~ Kazuaki Tanahashi,
1005:Be good to others, but don't expect a lot of gratitude in this world. Remember that good deeds are seldom remembered and bad deeds are seldom forgotten. ~ Ernie J Zelinski,
1006:Gratitude, then, is a capability built up through exercise and focus. It’s an ability to perceive, receive, and produce the positive emotion of gratefulness. ~ Tim Sanders,
1007:If you fail to carry around with you a heart of gratitude for the love you’ve been so freely given, it is easy for you not to love others as you should. ~ Paul David Tripp,
1008: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 Nouwen,
1009:Anger devours almost all other good emotions. It deadens the soul. It numbs the heart to joy and gratitude and hope and tenderness and compassion and kindness. ~ John Piper,
1010:But past service counted for little these days. The world, and those who governed it, moved too quickly to be carrying such burdens as memory and gratitude. ~ Brian Ruckley,
1011:Gratitude: it is you who open all the closed doors and let the Grace which saves penetrate deeply.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II, Gratitude and Faithfulness, [T5],
1012:Sometimes gratitude could be mistaken for love. Both were warm feelings that endured. But the former was about friendship…the latter was something else entirely. ~ J R Ward,
1013:There is no honest woman with an uncorrupted heart whom a man is not sure of conquering by dint of gratitude. It is one of the surest and shortest means. ~ Giacomo Casanova,
1014:You cannot exercise much power without gratitude because it is gratitude that keeps you connected with power.” Wallace Wattles (1860-1911) NEW THOUGHT AUTHOR ~ Rhonda Byrne,
1015:Grace and gratitude belong together like heaven and earth. Gratitude evokes grace like the voice and echo. Gratitude follows grace as thunder follows lightning. ~ Karl Barth,
1016:Gratitude is not related to an expectancy of what we may receive tomorrow. Gratitude is the sharing or expressing of joy for the good already received. It ~ Joel S Goldsmith,
1017:I am awake, I see the sun. I am going to give my gratitude to the sun and to everything and everyone because I am still alive. One more day to be myself. ~ Miguel Angel Ruiz,
1018:I think falling in love is half attraction to the best parts of someone and half gratitude for that person's ability to forgive the worst parts of you. ~ Courtenay Hameister,
1019:What makes false reckoning, as regards gratitude, is that the pride of the giver and the receiver cannot agree as to the value of the benefit. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld,
1020:A Chinese proverb says, “Those who drink the water must remember those who dug the well.” Gratitude is one of the most attractive of all personal attributes; ~ John C Maxwell,
1021:And finally, my gratitude to UM 006, H, Mr. Blank, Ben, the big guy in the sweatpants, and the owners of the forty heads. You are dead, but you’re not forgotten. ~ Mary Roach,
1022:Expectation has brought me disappointment. Disappointment has brought me wisdom. Acceptance, gratitude and appreciation have brought me joy and fulfilment. ~ Rasheed Ogunlaru,
1023:Getting gratitude is becoming a thing with you, but even so, you're the worst Antichrist ever," Jessica said. "Which is actually comforting. Stay close. ~ MaryJanice Davidson,
1024:The more we express thanks, the more gratitude we feel. The more gratitude we feel, the more we express thanks. It's circular, and it leads to a happier life. ~ Steve Goodier,
1025:The most important quality to have toward your day is gratitude for what you have experienced, even for what was hard and what allowed you to learn and grow. ~ Dalai Lama XIV,
1026:Who feels injustice, who shrinks before a slight, who has a sense of wrong so acute, and so glowing a gratitude for kindness, as a generous boy? ~ William Makepeace Thackeray,
1027:Gratitude is the beginning of wisdom. Stated differently, true wisdom cannot be obtained unless it is built on a foundation of true humility and gratitude. ~ Gordon B Hinckley,
1028:Gratitude is the sweetest thing in a seeker's life- in all human life. If there is gratitude in your heart, then there will be tremendous sweetness in your eyes. ~ Sri Chinmoy,
1029:Gratitude turns negative energy into positive energy. There is no situation or circumstance so small or large that it is not susceptible to gratitude's power. ~ Melody Beattie,
1030:Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude. ~ Denis Waitley,
1031:I have had friends who have acted kindly towards me, and it has been my good fortune to have it in my power to give them substantial proofs of my gratitude. ~ Giacomo Casanova,
1032:Similarly, expressing gratitude activates serotonin production, which improves your mood and allows you to overcome bad habits, giving you more to be grateful for. ~ Alex Korb,
1033:The important books should be those that leave us wondering, with relief and gratitude, how the author could possibly have known so much about our lives. But ~ Alain de Botton,
1034:And it all starts with recognizing the beauty that surrounds you, flows through you, fills you with light. It all starts with getting on the frequency of gratitude. ~ Pam Grout,
1035:Consistently practice love and everything that falls under the category of love: gratitude, laughter, friendship, joy, forgiveness, acceptance, peace, and trust. ~ Renee Marino,
1036:If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans. You’ve nothing to worry about there. ~ James Herriot,
1037:If you just feel happy for what you have, have an attitude of gratitude, and be grateful, then it will come true, you will be great and you will be full. ~ Harbhajan Singh Yogi,
1038:Today we bury his remains in the earth as a seed of immortality. Our hearts are full of sadness, yet at the same time of joyful hope and profound gratitude. ~ Pope Benedict XVI,
1039:We receive and we lose, and we must try to achieve gratitude; and with that gratitude to embrace with whole hearts whatever of life that remains after the losses. ~ Andre Dubus,
1040:Before you begin your habitual routine, take a moment to identify the reason behind your morning habits, and acknowledge each action with gratitude and appreciation. ~ S J Scott,
1041:Being in gratitude for the not-yet manifested informs The Universe that you know what you desire already exists, and puts you in the right frequency to receive it. ~ Jen Sincero,
1042:Benefits received are a delight to us as long as we think we can requite them; when that possibility is far exceeded, they are repaid with hatred instead of gratitude. ~ Tacitus,
1043:Give thanks. Appreciate what you DO have ... the more we give thanks, the more we receive to be thankful for. Gratitude is the gift that always gives back. ~ Matthew McConaughey,
1044:Gratitude is the best food to start and sustain you. Hankering creates hunger, unhappiness, bellyache, headache and heartache - and often leaves a bitter taste ~ Rasheed Ogunlaru,
1045:Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse. ~ Henry Van Dyke,
1046:She suspects that he made her feel better about a bad time and she was grateful. But gratitude should not merit love. Gratitude should not get the better of her. ~ Emily Culliton,
1047:Such, indeed, is the policy of civil war: severely to remember injuries, and to forget the most important services. Revenge is profitable, gratitude is expensive. ~ Edward Gibbon,
1048:The baby boomers owe a big debt of gratitude to the parents and grandparents - who we haven't given enough credit to anyway - for giving us another generation. ~ Steven Spielberg,
1049:A person however learned and qualified in his life's work in whom gratitude is absent, is devoid of that beauty of character which makes personality fragrant. ~ Hazrat Inayat Khan,
1050:Dan clung to her in speechless gratitude, feeling the blessedness of mother love, — that divine gift which comforts, purifies, and strengthens all who seek it. ~ Louisa May Alcott,
1051:How happy a person is depends upon the depth of his gratitude. You will notice at once that the unhappy person has little gratitude toward life, other people and God. ~ Zig Ziglar,
1052:If you can just appreciate each thing, one by one, then you will have pure gratitude. Even though you observe just one flower, that one flower includes everything ~ Shunryu Suzuki,
1053:In ordinary life we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich. — DIETRICH BONHOEFFER ~ Tammy Strobel,
1054:Living in an inner state of vulnerability is a powerful practice that opens our hearts, causing us to live in a state of gratitude for our life and life itself. ~ Michael Beckwith,
1055:the graft and ingenuity of police officers who I will not hesitate to say rarely get the public recognition or gratitude that their sacrifices richly merit. ~ The Secret Barrister,
1056:There is no quality I would rather have, and be thought to have, than gratitude. For it is not only the greatest virtue, but is the mother of all the rest. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero,
1057:There is only one thing that can form a bond between men, and that is gratitude... we cannot give someone else greater power over us than we have ourselves. ~ Baron de Montesquieu,
1058:Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world. ~ John Milton,
1059:If you can just appreciate each thing, one by one, then you will have pure gratitude. Even though you observe just one flower, that one flower includes everything ~ Shunryu Suzuki,
1060:Looking behind, I am filled with gratitude. Looking forward, I am filled with vision. Looking upwards, I am filled with strength. Looking within, I discover peace. ~ Robert Muller,
1061:O let us prove our gratitude by our devotion, and live as those who, having claimed a privilege, are willing to take the responsibility connected with it. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon,
1062:When we don’t practice gratitude,
the world around us seems alien and unwelcoming,
and we shut down in self-protection.

Gratitude opens us to reality. ~ Ivan M Granger,
1063:When we replace a sense of service and gratitude with a sense of entitlement and expectation, we quickly see the demise of our relationships, society, and economy. ~ Steve Maraboli,
1064:All Americans owe a debt of gratitude to Dr. King for his bravery and commitment to civil rights and nonviolence that changed this nation - and world - for the better. ~ Eliot Engel,
1065:...and no man gave you a fur coat without expecting to receive something inreturn. Except for one's husband, of course, who expected nothing beyond modest gratitude. ~ Kate Atkinson,
1066:...blessed be the heart who finds its way to the eternal summer. [...to the realisation of eternal gratitude that things aren't worse, because they always can be!] ~ Frithjof Schuon,
1067:But gratitude would not have me love you as I do. Love was inspired by what you are - the good, the bad, and even the foolish, which is what you're being right now. ~ Mary Jo Putney,
1068:If rewards are immoderate, there will be expenditure that does not result in gratitude; if punishments are immoderate, there will be slaughter that does not result in awe. ~ Sun Tzu,
1069:If you find yourself ruminating over a hurt and are not ready to forgive, shift to gratitude. Think about all that is good in your life and all that you appreciate. ~ Stephen G Post,
1070:Real devotion is an unbroken receptivity to the truth. Real devotion is rooted in an awed and reverent gratitude, but one that is lucid, grounded, and intelligent. ~ Sogyal Rinpoche,
1071:Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts. ~ Henri Fr d ric Amiel,
1072:Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts. ~ Henri Frederic Amiel,
1073:The amount you give in gratitude is exactly proportional to the amount you receive in return. You control the amount you receive, by the amount of gratitude you give! ~ Rhonda Byrne,
1074:Ultimately, it's not about meditation or belief in some scripture or religion, it's about flowing with the river of life, it's about living with compassion and gratitude. ~ Om Swami,
1075:Until we can tolerate vulnerability and transform it into gratitude, intense feelings of love will often bring up the fear of loss. If I had to sum up what I’ve learned ~ Bren Brown,
1076:we practice the Five Contemplations before eating. The second Contemplation is, “May we eat with mindfulness and gratitude so as to be worthy to receive this food. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh,
1077:...and no man gave you a fur coat without expecting to receive something in return. Except for one's husband, of course, who expected nothing beyond modest gratitude. ~ Kate Atkinson,
1078:Gratitude swelled like a riptide, and cocooning her close, he took her mouth with a passion long, long overdue, deepening the kiss until his moan melded with hers. “I ~ Julie Lessman,
1079:If my shoes were made of humility; my dress of compassion; my hat of respect, my jewelry of gratitude, and my perfume of determination, I would be dressed for success. ~ Joan Marques,
1080:I want to thank God because that's who I look up. He's graced my life with opportunities. He's shown me that it's a scientific fact that gratitude reciprocates. ~ Matthew McConaughey,
1081:Whoever has gratitude will be given more, and he or she will have an abundance. Whoever does not have gratitude, even what he or she has will be taken from him or her. ~ Rhonda Byrne,
1082:Charity never humiliated him who profited from it, nor ever bound him by the chains of gratitude, since it was not to him but to God that the gift was made. ~ Antoine de Saint Exupery,
1083:Expressing gratitude for the miracles in your world is one of the best ways to make each moment of your life a special one. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones! ~ Wayne Dyer,
1084:God much are the truly wealthy. So our inner happiness depends not on what we experience but on the degree of our gratitude to God, Gratitude — the Secret of Life. ~ Albert Schweitzer,
1085:Gratitude: An imaginary emotion that rewards an imaginary behavior, altruism. Both imaginaries are false faces for selfishness, which is a real and honest emotion. ~ Robert A Heinlein,
1086:I look forward to seeing Christ and bowing down before Him in praise and gratitude for all He has done for us, and for using me on this earth by His grace-just as I am. ~ Billy Graham,
1087:In some quiet way, the expression and feelings of gratitude have a wonderful cleansing or healing nature. Gratitude brings warmth to the giver and the receiver alike. ~ Robert D Hales,
1088:Joy is prayer; joy is strength, joy is love. God loves a cheerful giver. The best way we can show our gratitude to God and the people is to accept everything with joy. ~ Mother Teresa,
1089:Life is precious. We should not take anything for granted. Living every moment as if it was our first and last is a genuine life of gratitude, acceptance and wisdom. ~ Akiane Kramarik,
1090:What is Zen? Simple, simple, so simple. Infinite gratitude toward all things past; infinite service to all things present; infinite responsibility to all things future. ~ Huston Smith,
1091:Contempt is conceived with expectations. Respect is conceived with expressions of gratitude. We can choose which one we will obsess over—expectations, or thanksgivings. ~ Gary L Thomas,
1092:I am convinced by a sad experience that it is natural to avoid those to whom we have been too much obliged, and that uncommon generosity causes neglect rather than gratitude. ~ Heloise,
1093:Most people showed gratitude or happiness in a smile or a bouquet of flowers-Peter sucked cock.
Not a whole lot of debate on which of those choices was my favorite. ~ Dani Alexander,
1094:The moment that you give gratitude is the moment that you find happiness. The moment that you lose gratitude your happiness will vanish and slip through your fingers ~ Rasheed Ogunlaru,
1095:To receive you have to give. It’s the law. Gratitude is giving thanks, and without it you cut yourself off from the magic and from receiving everything you want in life. ~ Rhonda Byrne,
1096:we must give thanks for this day and for every day, no matter how flawed. Bow your heads, give your gratitude to God, and have faith in him, and in a better tomorrow. ~ Mark T Sullivan,
1097:What God and good luck provide we must accept with gratitude. Our time is our time. It’s up to us to make the most of it, make it amount to more than the sum of our days. ~ John McCain,
1098:You have a lot of nerve pulling the gratitude card on me after all I’ve done for you.”
“You got me drunk, kidnapped, and almost blown up!”
“And you want more? ~ Janet Evanovich,
1099:In fact, there is no such thing as grudging obedience. For an action to be truly obedient to God, it must be done from a motivation of genuine love and gratitude to Him. ~ Jerry Bridges,
1100:my heart swells with gratitude to the beneficent God of this earth just now.  He sees not as man sees, but far clearer: judges not as man judges, but far more wisely.  ~ Charlotte Bront,
1101:With the practice of intentional gratitude, there is no time for regrets about the past, or worries about the future. There is only thankfulness for the here and now. ~ Terri Blackstock,
1102:desire is bridled when we acknowledge that all things given to us are given in order that we might know their author. This leads us to gratitude for His kindness toward us. ~ John Calvin,
1103:feel gratitude to the Buddha for pointing out that what we struggle against all our lives can be acknowledged as ordinary experience. Life does continually go up and down. ~ Pema Ch dr n,
1104:I am very grateful for my life. I think one of the keys to not being depressed is to find gratitude and to be grateful for what you have. So I am grateful for what I have. ~ James Franco,
1105:Look for those little things in life that you can so easily take for granted and work toward increasing your feelings of gratitude. Here are a few simple habits that can help ~ Anonymous,
1106:The gratitude that you feel leads to faith in the abundance and with every resonance that radiates from your mind more strong feelings of faith start to reside in you. ~ Stephen Richards,
1107:We shall understand why a Christian observes laws: For the peace of the world, out of gratitude to God, and for a good example that others may be attracted to the Gospel. ~ Martin Luther,
1108:But the pain of the no more outweighs the gratitude of the once was. Will it always be so? I didn’t know how much I loved him until he was gone. Is love like that? ~ Nicholas Wolterstorff,
1109:If we should deal out justice only, in this world, who would escape? No, it is better to be generous, and in the end more profitable, for it gains gratitude for us, and love. ~ Mark Twain,
1110:I saved your father from destitution, and he rewarded me with all the terrible hatred that a debt of gratitude breeds… he taught his family to speak ill of me. STUDENT ~ August Strindberg,
1111:Lord, You have extended such grace to me. You have forgiven my wickedness and remembered my sins no more. (Heb. 8:12) Help me to demonstrate my gratitude by forgiving others! ~ Beth Moore,
1112:The reward of esteem, respect and gratitude [is] due to those who devote their time and efforts to render the youths of every successive age fit governors for the next. ~ Thomas Jefferson,
1113:WHAT they undertook to do
They brought to pass;
All things hang like a drop of dew
Upon a blade of grass.

~ William Butler Yeats, Gratitude To The Unknown Instructors
,
1114:When a person doesn’t have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity. A person can almost be defined by his or her attitude toward gratitude.”
― Elie Wiesel ~ Elie Wiesel,
1115:If my heart is ever going to be freed of grumbling and ruled by gratitude, I need your grace: grace to remember, grace to see, grace that produces a heart of humble joy. ~ Paul David Tripp,
1116:If we should deal out justice only, in this world, who would escape? No, it is better to be generous, and in the end more profitable, for it gains gratitude for us, and love. ~ Mark Twain,
1117:In the eleventh century, a Jerusalem rabbi still recalled with gratitude the mercy God had shown his people when he allowed the “Kingdom of Ishmael” to conquer Palestine. ~ Karen Armstrong,
1118:Please don't invent a debt that does not exist, or next you will be trying to feel gratitude - and that is the treacherous first step toward complete moral degradation. ~ Robert A Heinlein,
1119:There are no promises. Look deeply at joy and sorrow, at laughing and crying, at hoping and fearing, at all that lives and dies. What truly heals is gratitude and tenderness. ~ Amy Poehler,
1120:When you are meditating, after you've meditated on the yantra or candle flame, simply try feeling gratitude. Sit and feel grateful to existence because you are meditating. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1121:You learn about gratitude by giving. You learn about humility by receiving, and in the pecking order of human qualities, I'd probably put humility somewhere before gratitude. ~ Jean Harris,
1122:Fear of death, wonder at the causes of chance events or unintelligible happenings, hope for divine aid and gratitude for good fortune, cooperated to generate religious belief. ~ Will Durant,
1123:Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world. ~ Sarah Ban Breathnach,
1124:(I must note that the copy editor for this book, upon reading this section, actually allowed me to use singular they throughout the book. Here’s to them in awed gratitude!) ~ John McWhorter,
1125:It is key to remember we can maintain a genuine enthusiasm and love for what IS, in the PRESENT moment, enjoy it with gratitude for all of the blessings in our lives. ~ Dashama Konah Gordon,
1126:It works in the same way as metal being drawn to a magnet; your gratitude is magnetic, and the more gratitude you have, the more abundance you magnetize. It is Universal law! ~ Rhonda Byrne,
1127:The last of human freedoms - the ability to chose one's attitude especially an attitude of gratitude in a given set of circumstances especially in difficult circumstances. ~ Viktor E Frankl,
1128:There are many attitudes to choose from, but I believe the most powerful are: An attitude of gratitude An attitude of action An attitude of empathy An attitude of forgiveness ~ Nick Vujicic,
1129:Get Going: From taking turns being thankful during grace to more creative projects like creating a jar to keep gratitude notes in, we’re making Wholeheartedness a family affair. ~ Bren Brown,
1130:Often, there was at least one good thing or quality that deserved gratitude. Finding this one thing and focusing on it was helpful, it allowed letting go of resentment with ease. ~ I T Lucas,
1131:So I arrive at this definition of gratitude. Gratitude is a species of joy which arises in your heart in response to the goodwill of someone who does or tries to do you a favor. ~ John Piper,
1132:the time when any couple has found its balance, and passion has quieted from its early scream, but gratitude is still abundant; what no one realizes are the golden years. ~ Andrew Sean Greer,
1133:GIFTS is an acronym for Gratitude, Intention, Forgiveness, Triumphs, and Self-love. I believe that those are the principles we need to explore in order to discover our true gifts. ~ Kim Coles,
1134:Gratitude, and many associations, all pleasurable and genial, made his face the object I best liked to see; his presence in a room was more cheering than the brightest fire. ~ Charlotte Bront,
1135:Gratitude, as we have seen, is an extremely important part of joy because it allows us to savor life and to recognize that most of our good fortune in life comes from others. ~ Dalai Lama XIV,
1136:Gratitude was a big one. He hadn’t realized how much he took people for granted in his life until they showed up to help him without even being asked. It was humbling as hell. ~ Laura Griffin,
1137:If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul ~ Harold S Kushner,
1138:It was almost painful, I thought, to have a heart so swollen with gratitude and what must have been pure, untainted happiness. I wanted to live inside the feeling forever. ~ Alexandra Bracken,
1139:Of all the characteristics needed for both a happy and morally decent life, none surpasses gratitude. Grateful people are happier, and grateful people are more morally decent. ~ Dennis Prager,
1140:The healing begins when we can start to feel more gratitude that our child came into our life than despair and outrage that our child died. The gratitude is what heals the despair. ~ Ram Dass,
1141:When you express gratitude for the blessings that come into your life, it not only encourages the universe to send you more, it also sees to it that those blessings remain. ~ Stephen Richards,
1142:As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.

[Thanksgiving Day Proclamation, 1963] ~ John F Kennedy,
1143:Emperor Sid Caesar is gone to eternity himself now. He takes with him the gratitude of every one of us who first learned the relief of laughter from this genuinely great performer. ~ Ben Stein,
1144:Gratitude to the Great Sky who holds billions of stars - and goes yet beyond that - beyond all powers, and thoughts and yet is within us - Grandfather Space. The Mind is his Wife ~ Gary Snyder,
1145:Here is one of the most beautiful fruits of grace—a heart that is content, more given to worship than demand and more given to the joy of gratitude than the anxiety of want. ~ Paul David Tripp,
1146:Joy attracts more joy. Happiness attracts more happiness. Peace attracts more peace. GRATITUDE attracts more GRATITUDE. Kindness attracts more kindness. Love attracts more love. ~ Rhonda Byrne,
1147:Joy attracts more joy. Happiness attracts more happiness. Peace attracts more peace. Gratitude attracts more gratitude. Kindness attracts more kindness. Love attracts more love. ~ Rhonda Byrne,
1148:That's the way life works: gratitude and appreciation just bring more goodness. Remember: Everything we give out comes back. Gratitude has all sorts of little, surprising rewards. ~ Louise Hay,
1149:True gratitude can never come
From the mind.
It has to flow from the heart
To the mind, vital and body
Until everything that we have and are
Is a sea of gratitude. ~ Sri Chinmoy,
1150:Whoever has lived long enough to find out what life is, knows how deep a debt of gratitude we owe to Adam, the first great benefactor of our race. He brought death into the world. ~ Mark Twain,
1151:Gratitude and treachery are merely the two extremities of the same procession. You have seen all of it that is worth staying for when the band and the gaudy officials have gone by. ~ Mark Twain,
1152:It is written that in the last days the earth will tremble at the goodness of God. So then I ask you, what kind of goodness would make you weak in the knees with gratitude and awe? ~ Ted Dekker,
1153:Robert A. Emmons, PhD, has conducted multiple studies on the link between gratitude and well-being and confirms that practicing gratitude increases happiness and reduces depression. ~ S J Scott,
1154:The way to healthy living is to shift from quantitative economic growth to quality of life, food, water and air - to shift from craving to contentment and from greed to gratitude ~ Satish Kumar,
1155:I think, with never-ending gratitude, that the young women of today do not and can never know at what price their right to free speech and to speak at all in public has been earned. ~ Lucy Stone,
1156:It was gratitude; gratitude, not merely
for having once loved her, but for loving her still well enough to forgive all the petulance and acrimony of her manner in rejecting him. ~ Jane Austen,
1157:The sun will set and the sun will rise, and it will shine upon us tomorrow in our grief and our gratitude, and we will continue to live with purpose, memory, passion, and love. ~ Brent Schlender,
1158:With a chuckle, Churchill had replied: “Neither look for nor expect gratitude but rather get whatever comfort you can out of the belief that your effort is constructive in purpose. ~ Jon Meacham,
1159:With all respect to your religion or world-view — thank God, thank the universe, thank evolutionary processes — the keyword is "thank" — just have some gratitude and be thankful. ~ Bryant McGill,
1160:Young men, we must give thanks for this day and for every day, no matter how flawed. Bow your heads, give your gratitude to God, and have faith in him, and in a better tomorrow. ~ Mark T Sullivan,
1161:Beth ceased to fear him from that moment, and sat there talking to him as cozily as if she had known him all her life, for love casts out fear, and gratitude can conquer pride. ~ Louisa May Alcott,
1162:Gratitude is like credit; it is the backbone of our relations; frequently we pay our debts not because equity demands that we should, but to facilitate future loans. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld,
1163:Henry-despite his youth, his inexperience, and above all his profound gratitude for having just lost his virginity-made a mental note that this girl Lila was something of an idiot. ~ Lisa Grunwald,
1164:I have heard of bloggers who don't accept awards. I accept them with open arms...why not? When we spread the love and gratitude around, we have more love and gratitude to give. ~ Katherine Jenkins,
1165:It is almost more important how a person takes his fate than what it is. And the best way is with gratitude while trying to improve it for the good of others and themselves. ~ Wilhelm von Humboldt,
1166:Lady Warminster was a woman among women,’ said Mrs Erdleigh. ‘I shall never forget her gratitude when I revealed to her that Tuesday was the best day for the operation of revenge. ~ Anthony Powell,
1167:Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices. ~ Harry S Truman,
1168:At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us. ~ Albert Schweitzer,
1169:Gratitude is a divine emotion. It fills the heart, not to bursting; it warms it, but not to fever. I like to taste leisurely of bliss. Devoured in haste, I do not know its flavor. ~ Charlotte Bront,
1170:I can’t believe you didn’t have a real weapon on hand,” I said.
“I have my mind,” he said. “You should thank me.”
I raised my chained hands. “I am bursting with gratitude. ~ Roshani Chokshi,
1171:I learned about the inextricable connection between joy and gratitude, and how things that I take for granted, like rest and play, are as vital to our health as nutrition and exercise. ~ Bren Brown,
1172:I realize now that my feeling for Alice had been moving backward against the current of my learning, from worship, to love, to fondness, to a feeling of gratitude and responsibility. ~ Daniel Keyes,
1173:(I remember with gratitude the banner carried by some very old and bawdy women who led the parade while I was a student: hardly a man is now alive, who remembers the girls of ’95.) ~ Gloria Steinem,
1174:It’s true that lightness and joy have returned to my life. I attribute it mostly to my Zen practice and to my time in the monastery. Playfulness is back . I note it with gratitude. ~ Frederick Marx,
1175:My prayers are just an outpouring of gratitude for the assurance of that most completely desired Will of God, which will seem all the more desirable in all that is ahead. ~ Rose Philippine Duchesne,
1176:Now the good gods forbid That our renowned Rome, whose gratitude Towards her deserved children is enrolled In Jove's own book, like an unnatural dam Should now eat up her own! ~ William Shakespeare,
1177:...she doesn't even blink and it makes me grateful but I fucking hate that too, because the kind of decency everybody ought to live by isn't something that deserves my gratitude. ~ Courtney Summers,
1178:Were Wilde's panthers grateful or rebellious? Eventually, of course, one prefers a rebellious bedfellow. But it requires a degree of gratitude to get him into bed in the first place ~ Jamie O Neill,
1179:Ceremonies are important. But our gratitude has to be more than visits to the troops, and once-a-year Memorial Day ceremonies. We honor the dead best by treating the living well. ~ Jennifer Granholm,
1180:Gratitude always comes into play; research shows that people are happier if they are grateful for the positive things in their lives, rather than worrying about what might be missing. ~ Dan Buettner,
1181:It took untold generations to get you where you are. A little gratitude might be in order. If you're going to insist on bending the world to your way, you better have your reasons. ~ Jordan Peterson,
1182:As for herself, every morning on waking she gives thanks to the God she doesn’t disbelieve in. Although she can’t credit him with saving her, she needs this outlet for her gratitude. ~ A S A Harrison,
1183:Duty is for Kant the One and All. Out of the duty of gratitude, he claims, one has to defend and esteem the ancients; and only out of duty has he become a great man. ~ Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel,
1184:Gratitude. More aware of what you have than what you don't. Recognizing the treasure in the simple - a child's hug, fertile soil, a golden sunset. Relishing in the comfort of the common. ~ Max Lucado,
1185:Gratitude was never meant to be an excuse for giving up on the obstacles God has put before you. Some of the most magical things he can bring us require faith and a lot of planning. ~ Shannon L Alder,
1186:Life could be vastly improved if we could count our blessings as self-actualizing people can and do, and if we could retain their constant sense of good fortune and gratitude for it. ~ Abraham Maslow,
1187:Try leaving a trail of little sparks of gratitude on your daily trips. You will be surprised how they will set small flames of friendship that will be rose beacons on your next visit. ~ Dale Carnegie,
1188:And that’s when I’m supposed to open my eyes like a dewy fawn, and see him poised over me like the sun, and make a little gasping noise of wonder and gratitude, and then he fucks me. ~ Madeline Miller,
1189:Before you eat food or drink water, look at what you're about to eat or drink and feel love and gratitude. Make sure your conversations are positive when you are sitting down to a meal. ~ Rhonda Byrne,
1190:Gratitude is an antidote to negative emotions, a neutralizer of envy, hostility, worry, and irritation. It is savoring; it is not taking things for granted; it is present oriented. ~ Sonja Lyubomirsky,
1191:Gratitude is a powerful process for shifting your energy and bringing more of what you want into your life. Be grateful for what you already have, and you will attract more good things. ~ Rhonda Byrne,
1192:Gratitude is one of the sweet shortcuts to finding peace of mind and happiness inside. No matter what is going on outside of us, there's always something we could be grateful for. ~ Barry Neil Kaufman,
1193:I'm very contra my constituency in terms of abortion because I'm positively against it. I don't have the right to any other view. My only emotion is gratitude, literally, for my life. ~ Jack Nicholson,
1194:It took untold generations to get you where you are. A little gratitude might be in order. If you're going to insist on bending the world to your way, you better have your reasons. ~ Jordan B Peterson,
1195:Mourning our losses is the first step away from resentment and toward gratitude. The tears of our grief can soften our hardened hearts and open us to the possibility to say “thanks. ~ Henri J M Nouwen,
1196:She must have been freezing, and it filled Pete with gratitude for the no-bullshit people of the earth, the people who knew what had to be done and would find their own damn coat later. ~ Peter Heller,
1197:When we begin the day with gratitude, we train our minds to look for the positive rather than focusing on the challenges, frustrations, and slights we have encountered throughout the week. ~ S J Scott,
1198:Beth ceased to fear him from that moment, and sat there talking to him as cozily as if she had known him all her life, for love casts out fear, and gratitude can conquer pride. When ~ Louisa May Alcott,
1199:Collaboration and celebration (and gratitude) create impressions of success in your subconscious, so that you may create future experiences in which you feel celebrated and grateful. ~ Loral Langemeier,
1200:Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world. Sarah Ban Breathnach ~ Ann Voskamp,
1201:I am of the African race, and in the colour which is natural to them of the deepest dye; and it is under a sense of the most profound gratitude to the Supreme Ruler of the Universe. ~ Benjamin Banneker,
1202:If you practice gratitude a little, your life will change a little. If you practice gratitude a lot every day, your life will change dramatically and in ways that you can hardly imagine. ~ Rhonda Byrne,
1203:Science without discrimination Human existence without discipline Friendship without gratitude Music without melody A society without morality and justice Cannot be of benefit to the people. ~ Sai Baba,
1204:DEDICATION In memory of my dad, Nick Klist —with deepest gratitude for all the love, the courage, the laughter, and the wisdom of a lifetime. He lives in the hearts of those who loved him. ~ Susan Wiggs,
1205:Gratitude is like a flashlight. If you go out in your yard at night and turn on a flashlight, you suddenly can see what's there. It was always there, but you couldn't see it in the dark. ~ Dawna Markova,
1206:Gratitude works its magic by serving as an antidote to negative emotions. It’s like white blood cells for the soul, protecting us from cynicism, entitlement, anger, and resignation. ~ Arianna Huffington,
1207:If you are alive and healthy, you must know that this is your greatest success and your greatest chance in life! Celebrate this success with all your heart, with all your gratitude! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1208:I tried to show my affection and gratitude with small attentions, but he would not allow it; he was not used to receiving affection, although it was his nature to squander it on others. ~ Isabel Allende,
1209:Lord, the year is dying and our gratitude bows down to Thee. Lord, the year is reborn, our prayer rises up to Thee. Let it be for us also the dawn of a new life.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother III,
1210:Love is not enough; intelligence is not enough; powerful strength is not enough. You may put everything on one side of the scale, but if you are missing gratitude, you shall lose. ~ Harbhajan Singh Yogi,
1211:The curtain fell on an apotheosis, wherein the cuckolds’ chorus knelt and sang a hymn of gratitude to Venus, who stood there with smiling lips, her stature enhanced by her sovereign nudity. ~ mile Zola,
1212:There can be no life which does not contain something to be grateful for, and the habit of gratitude is one of the most powerful assets of success and happiness which can be named. ~ Orison Swett Marden,
1213:The Twelve Powers of the Mother manifested for Her Work: Sincerity, Peace, Equality, Generosity, Goodness, Courage, Progress, Receptivity, Aspiration, Perserverance, Gratitude, Humility
   ~ The Mother?,
1214:We must always remember with gratitude and admiration the first sailors who steered their vessels through storms and mists, and increased our knowledge of the lands of ice in the South. ~ Roald Amundsen,
1215:As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” John F. Kennedy (1917–1963) 35TH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES ~ Rhonda Byrne,
1216:eight pillars of joy. Four were qualities of the mind: perspective, humility, humor, and acceptance. Four were qualities of the heart: forgiveness, gratitude, compassion, and generosity. ~ Dalai Lama XIV,
1217:I've expressed my gratitude to my son many times. And his career is far from undistinguished, and it was a great privilege to have someone of this skill bringing this album to conclusion. ~ Leonard Cohen,
1218:One grateful thought is a ray of sunshine.  A hundred such thoughts paint a sunrise.  A thousand will rival the glaring sky at noonday - for gratitude is light against the darkness. ~ Richelle E Goodrich,
1219:Some pleasures are intrinsically ethical—feelings like love, gratitude, devotion, and compassion. To inhabit these states of mind is, by definition, to be brought into alignment with others. ~ Sam Harris,
1220:That the Father and Son would love sinners that much is beyond our comprehension--but it ought to awaken a response of love and gratitude within our hearts that will change our lives forever! ~ Dave Hunt,
1221:True spirituality is not taught, it's caught. Once our sails have been unfurled to the Spirit, henceforth our motivation for the journey toward holiness and wholeness is immense gratitude. ~ Richard Rohr,
1222:When you have become the Embodiment of Gratitude, think about how Pure the Water that fills your Body will be. When this happens, you Yourself will be a Beautiful Shining Crystal of Light. ~ Masaru Emoto,
1223:You can’t just change your feelings, but you can change your daily habits to strengthen your sense of gratitude, which will then produce feelings of gratefulness that will reinvigorate you. ~ Tim Sanders,
1224:all evaluations eventually boil down to this: Am I moving toward God or away from Him? Am I turning toward God with awe and gratitude, or away from Him toward false gods of my own making? ~ Dan B Allender,
1225:And Lazlo was surprised by the strength of his gratitude—to be believed, even by a tomb raider from a family of assassins. Or perhaps especially by a tomb raider from a family of assassins. ~ Laini Taylor,
1226:He meets my gaze again, his eyes raw and heated, his breaths ragged. “This has never been about gratitude, Catherine.”
I’m having a hard time breathing.
“Tell me you believe me. ~ K A Tucker,
1227:Our office...subjects us to great burdens and labors, dangers and temptations, with little reward or gratitude from the world. But Christ himself will be our reward if we labor faithfully. ~ Martin Luther,
1228:The loving parts of your personality have no trouble loving. That is all they do. You experience the loving parts of as gratitude, appreciation, caring, patience, contentment and awe of Life. ~ Gary Zukav,
1229:There are minds so impatient of inferiority that their gratitude is a species of revenge, and they return benefits, not because recompense is a pleasure, but because obligation is a pain. ~ Samuel Johnson,
1230:There is something about safari life that makes you forget all your sorrows and feel as if you had drunk half a bottle of champagne — bubbling over with heartfelt gratitude for being alive. ~ Isak Dinesen,
1231:A true Christian is a man who never for a moment forgets what God has done for him in Christ and whose whole comportment and whose activity have their root in the sentiment of gratitude. ~ Jacques Maritain,
1232:A wanderer with no ideal, no sense of gratitude for his independence, is no more than a beggar! The difference between a beggar and the great wandering priest Saigyō lies inside the heart! ~ Eiji Yoshikawa,
1233:Gratitude is the most passionate transformative force in the cosmos. When we offer thanks to God or to another human being, gratitude gifts us with renewal, reflection, reconnection. ~ Sarah Ban Breathnach,
1234:If you make your prayers an expression of gratitude and thanksgiving for the blessings you already have, instead of requests for things you do not have, you will obtain results much faster. ~ Napoleon Hill,
1235:Our Nation owes a lasting debt of gratitude to all those selfless members of our Armed Forces who have risked their own freedom and safety to defend the the lives and liberty of others. ~ William J Clinton,
1236:Participants described happiness as an emotion that’s connected to circumstances, and they described joy as a spiritual way of engaging with the world that’s connected to practicing gratitude. ~ Bren Brown,
1237:Some of my most precious moments of insight have been those in which I have seen clearly that gratitude is the only possible response." (Sylvia Boorstein, from "You Don't Look Buddhist") ~ Sylvia Boorstein,
1238:The longing to touch / be touched. I feel gratitude when I touch someone—as well as affection, etc. The person has allowed me proof that I have a body—and that there are bodies in the world. ~ Susan Sontag,
1239:When you start noticing even a small portion of all there is to be grateful for, you'll find there is no room for lack, hurt, or want. The attitude of gratitude: the great, full feeling. ~ Peter McWilliams,
1240:Accept the children the way we accept trees—with gratitude, because they are a blessing—but do not have expectations or desires. You don’t expect trees to change, you love them as they are. ~ Isabel Allende,
1241:Gratitude promotes consciousness, enthusiasm, joy, empathy, and tranquillity, while protecting from anxiety, sadness, loneliness, regret, and envy, with which it is fundamentally incompatible. ~ Neel Burton,
1242:I think about the thin, fragile line separating all of us from misfortune, almost as a way of putting a few coins in my own gratitude meter, of safeguarding against and after happening to me. ~ Emily Giffin,
1243:And now...farewell to kindness, humanity and gratitude. I have substituted myself for Providence in rewarding the good; may the God of vengeance now yield me His place to punish the wicked. ~ Alexandre Dumas,
1244:If we show Allah just a little bit of gratitude, He tells us, 'I will increase you, and increase you, and increase you, I swear to it. If you could only show Me the least bit of gratitude.' ~ Nouman Ali Khan,
1245:... it struck me that maybe the young girl had just been a prostitute. I felt a momentary sigh of gratitude, and then the awareness stopped me cold, the walls pulsed in on me. How cheap was I? ~ Colum McCann,
1246:Killing,” he wrote, “is not something to be taken lightly.” Even after four decades as a hunter, he felt a wave of conflicting emotions at every kill: sorrow mixed with elation and gratitude. ~ Tovar Cerulli,
1247:Alarmed, I resolve to remember who I am. Jesus, Jesus, Jesus. Stay in the flow—my job is obedience; God’s job is results. Shift from an attitude to gratitude. My reactions determine my reach. ~ Lysa TerKeurst,
1248:And now, farewell to kindness, humanity and gratitude... I have substituted myself for Providence in rewarding the good; may the God of vengeance now yield me His place to punish the wicked. ~ Alexandre Dumas,
1249:As life becomes harder and more threatening, it also becomes richer, because the fewer expectations we have, the more good things of life become unexpected gifts that we accept with gratitude. ~ Etty Hillesum,
1250:For me, prayer is an upward leap of the heart, an untroubled glance towards heaven, a cry of gratitude and love which I utter from the depths of sorrow as well as from the heights of joy. ~ Saint Therese of Lisieux,
1251:I'm filled with admiration, delight, and gratitude at discovering James Lasdun's poems in A Jump Start. He has wit, speed, intelligence, a keen eye, precision, and imagination of a high order. ~ Anthony Hecht,
1252:Remember God's bounty in the year. String the pearls of His favor. Hide the dark parts, except so far as they are breaking out in light! Give this one day to thanks, to joy, to gratitude! ~ Henry Ward Beecher,
1253:TGIF. I turned this quote into a small badge, and part of my gratitude practice is a weekly post about what I’m Trusting, what I’m Grateful for, what Inspires me, and how I’m practicing my Faith. ~ Bren Brown,
1254:Try leaving a friendly trail of little sparks of gratitude on your daily trips. You will be surprised how they will set small flames of friendship that will be rose beacons on your next visit. ~ Dale Carnegie,
1255:Abundance is an expansion of energy. Abundance is a form of gratitude, a generosity, a modesty, a bow toward others - what we can give, what we can share, rather than what we can take. ~ Terry Tempest Williams,
1256:Associated with gratitude is virtue. I think they are related because he who is disposed to shun virtue lacks appreciation of life, its purposes, and the happiness and well-being of others. ~ Gordon B Hinckley,
1257:for that gratitude was no inherent virtue in the nature of man, nor did men always square their dealings by the obligations they had received so much as they did by the advantages they expected. ~ Daniel Defoe,
1258:gratitude and my hope that one day, we will clasp our hands together and the only thing between us will be the knowledge that today is not defined by yesterday and tomorrow is truly another day. ~ Sejal Badani,
1259:Gratitude Focus: There are a lot of events, people, and circumstances in the world that help us feel chaotic. We can be grateful for all the people, places, and things that help promote peace. ~ Melody Beattie,
1260:Gratitude helps us stop trying to control outcomes. It is the key that unlocks positive energy in our life. It is the alchemy that turns problems into blessings, and the unexpected into gifts. ~ Melody Beattie,
1261:If we meet someone who owes us a debt of gratitude, we remember the fact at once. How often we can meet someone to whom we owe a debt of gratitude without thinking about it at all! ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
1262:Love and gratitude can part seas... It can move mountains and it can create miracles. The power of love and gratitude will dissolve all negativity in our lives no matter what the form has taken. ~ Rhonda Byrne,
1263:Something, somewhere, knows what’s best for me and promises to keep sending me people and experiences to light my way as long as I live in gratitude and keep paying attention to the signs. ~ Jennifer Elisabeth,
1264:Were you to realize the forms minute and glorious, which invisibly play their parts in service around you, there could be no monotony - only a divine rapture of gratitude for such ministry. ~ Flower A Newhouse,
1265:Life finds its balance. Children grow up. Second chances come along. In the meantime, I could choose to savor this moment. What good would it do to allow annoyance to interfere with gratitude? ~ Katrina Kenison,
1266:Maybe love was some combination of friendship and infatuation. A deeply felt affection accompanied by a certain sort of awe. And by gratitude. And by a desire for a lifetime of togetherness. ~ Chinelo Okparanta,
1267:The 4th of July is the first great fact in your nation's history — the very ring-bolt in the chain of your yet undeveloped destiny. Pride and patriotism, not less than gratitude, prompt you ~ Frederick Douglass,
1268:The main thing to do at the end of the day is to write in a gratitude journal all the things that you are grateful for that happened that day. You will invite even more abundance into your life. ~ Deepak Chopra,
1269:To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven.” Johannes A. Gaertner (1912–1996)
PROFESSOR, THEOLOGIAN, POET ~ Rhonda Byrne,
1270:When you are sharing your joy, you don’t create a prison for anybody. You simply give. You don’t even expect gratitude or thankfulness, because you are giving not to get anything, not even gratitude. You ~ Osho,
1271:Writing became a tool I used to digest my life and understand, finally, the grace, the gratitude I could feel, not because everything was hunky-dory, but because we can use everything we are. ~ Natalie Goldberg,
1272:And as it is the most generous souls who have most gratitude, it is those who have most pride, and who are most base and infirm, who most allow themselves to be carried away by anger and hatred. ~ Rene Descartes,
1273:For a wise man, I have been told, once said, ‘Gratitude is best and most effective when it does not evaporate in empty phrases.’ But alas, my lady, I am but a mass of empty phrases, it would seem. ~ Isaac Asimov,
1274:If I'm feeling hurt, sad, lonely, depressed, and then I shame myself for feeling that, then that's a black hole for me. I really have worked a lot to meet pain with both gratitude and gentleness. ~ Bellamy Young,
1275:I have absolutely no objection to growing older. I am a stroke survivor so I am extremely grateful to be ageing - I have nothing but gratitude for the passing years. I am ageing - lucky, lucky me! ~ Sharon Stone,
1276:I owe a particular debt of gratitude to the following people. This book truly would not have been possible without them. Michelle Ahronovitz, Stephen Anderson, Dan Ariely, Jess Bachman, Gil Ben-Artzy, ~ Nir Eyal,
1277:Politeness does not always inspire goodness, equity, complaisance, and gratitude; it gives at least the appearance of these qualities, and makes man appear outwardly, as he should be within. ~ Jean de la Bruyere,
1278:It just makes sense to remember gratitude and the place that gratitude should have in your life, and that none of us are owed these wonderful experiences, and we should always make the best of them. ~ Ethan Hawke,
1279:Purring is not so different from praying. To a tree, a cat's purr is one of the purest of all prayers, for in it lies a whole mixture of gratitude and longing, the twin ingredients of every prayer. ~ Kathi Appelt,
1280:Stop and appreciate what you have today. Look at what you have with wider eyes, maybe with more compassion and more gratitude for the things that you do have and not the things you don’t have. ~ Michael Imperioli,
1281:There is one guarantee: If we’re not practicing gratitude and allowing ourselves to know joy, we are missing out on the two things that will actually sustain us during the inevitable hard times. What ~ Bren Brown,
1282:Whenever we have thanked these men and women for what they have done for us, without exception they have expressed gratitude for having the chance to help - because they grew as they served. ~ Clayton Christensen,
1283:Almost any negative thought pattern can be broken with thoughts of gratitude. When you “think thanks,” you dial into what you have instead of what you lack. The effect is immediate—you feel positive. ~ Tim Sanders,
1284:By the specious professions of gratitude and voluntary attachment, the patrician might disguise his apprehensions of the Scythian conqueror, who pressed the two empires with his innumerable armies. ~ Edward Gibbon,
1285:If hush'd the loud whirlwind that ruffled the deep, The sky if no longer dark tempests deform; When our perils are past shall our gratitude sleep? No! Here's to the pilot that weather'd the storm! ~ George Canning,
1286:I savor these moments. They sit tart and bright and sweet on my tongue like the taste of hibiscus tea with honey. From these moments I can cultivate gratitude and from gratitude I distill grace. ~ Sophfronia Scott,
1287:I think that friendship always makes us feel such sweet gratitude, because the world almost always seems like a very hard desert, and the flowers that grow there seem to grow against such high odds. ~ Stephen King,
1288:“Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole cosmos ~ the trees, the clouds, everything.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh #health #wellness #wellbeing #gratitude oftheday #mindfulness #NaturePhotography,
1289:The knowledge that I have acquired must not remain imprisoned in my brain. I owe it to many men and women to do something with it. I feel the need to pay back what was given to me. Call it gratitude. ~ Elie Wiesel,
1290:When our needs are met, we grow, mature, heal, and give back in gratitude. When our selfishness is met, we get more immature, sicker, and more self-centered. This is a big contrast. IN THE WORLD OF ~ John Townsend,
1291:Asking for help with shame says: You have the power over me. Asking with condescension says: I have the power over you. But asking for help with gratitude says: We have the power to help each other. ~ Amanda Palmer,
1292:Can you accept the notion that once you change your internal state, you don’t need the external world to provide you with a reason to feel joy, gratitude, appreciation, or any other elevated emotion? ~ Joe Dispenza,
1293:Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks of everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation. ~ Brian Tracy,
1294:For me, prayer is an upward leap of the heart, an untroubled glance towards heaven, a cry of gratitude and love which I utter from the depths of sorrow as well as from the heights of joy. ~ Saint Therese of Lisieux,
1295:Gratitude helps us to return to our natural state of joyfulness, where we notice what's right instead of what's wrong. It makes us feel complete, that we have everything we need, at least in this moment. ~ M J Ryan,
1296:And, like a lightning strike, there is his example. His mother before him. The lesson that she passed down for him to pass on to his children - the courage to face every breath with love and gratitude. ~ Lisa Genova,
1297:Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation. ~ Brian Tracy,
1298:Give a prayer of thanks for all you have. Work on your gratitude list. Listen to some great music. Watch the sun come up, or perhaps go for a quick walk in natural surroundings if you feel up to it. ~ Robin S Sharma,
1299:The idea that God is a worthy recipient of our gratitude for the blessings of life but should not be held accountable for the disasters is a transparently disingenuous innovation of the theologians. ~ Daniel Dennett,
1300:To have attracted readers is the most magical part of my writing life. I was not expecting you to show up when I wrote my first books. It took me by surprise. It filled me with gratitude. It still does. ~ Pat Conroy,
1301:We ought all to make an effort to act on our first thoughts and let our unspoken gratitude find expression. Then there will be more sunshine in the world, and more power to work for what is good. ~ Albert Schweitzer,
1302:When you don't put your initials behind your name, and I've got tons of them, and when you talk about storytelling or love or gratitude, you're diminishing your legitimacy and importance in this world. ~ Brene Brown,
1303:Gratitude is both a vaccine and an antidote for grief. Grief may be an inevitable fact of life, but gratitude has the power to transform the experience of grief from agonizing suffering to profound joy. ~ Darren Main,
1304:Here is the first point I am trying to make in this chapter: It is natural for people to forget to be grateful; so, if we go around expecting gratitude, we are headed straight for a lot of heartaches. ~ Dale Carnegie,
1305:Say it's true: It is what it is. We're social, tribal, musical animals, walking percussion instruments. Most of us do the best we can. We show up. We strive for gratitude, and try not to be such babies. ~ Anne Lamott,
1306:She did not even trouble herself much to show Godfrey her gratitude. We may spoil gratitude as we offer it, by insisting on its recognition. To receive honestly is the best thanks for a good thing. ~ George MacDonald,
1307:Simply acknowledging a few things you feel grateful for each day is a powerful way to create change. In fact, gratitude not only impacts your psychological health, it can also affect your physical health. ~ Anonymous,
1308:Whoever has gratitude (for their work) will be given more, and he or she will have an abundance. Whoever does not have gratitude (for their work), even what he or she has will be taken from him or her. ~ Rhonda Byrne,
1309:Gratitude is like the good faith of traders: it maintains commerce, and we often pay, not because it is just to discharge our debts, but that we may more readily find people to trust us. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld,
1310:Was genius ever ungrateful? Mere talents are dry leaves, tossed up and down by gusts of passion, and scattered and swept away; but, Genius lies on the bosom of Memory, and Gratitude at her feet. ~ Walter Savage Landor,
1311:All you need are these: certainty of judgment in the present moment; action for the common good in the present moment; and an attitude of gratitude in the present moment for anything that comes your way. ~ Ryan Holiday,
1312:I think that real friendship always makes us feel such sweet gratitude, because the world almost always seems like a very hard desert, and the flowers that grow there seem to grow against such high odds. ~ Stephen King,
1313:So much about living life, to me, is about humility and gratitude. And I've tried very hard to have those qualities and be that person and I'm just so disappointed in myself that I allowed it to slip. ~ Katherine Heigl,
1314:But it seemed to me that this was the way we all lived: full to the brim with gratitude and joy one day, wrecked on the rocks the next. Finding the balance between the two was the art and the salvation. ~ Elizabeth Berg,
1315:God has not left Himself without a witness to His glory in the created order; thus, even people who never read a Bible in their lives know that there is a Creator and that they owe Him worship and gratitude. ~ Anonymous,
1316:Gratitude is the beginning of civility, of decency and goodness, of a recognition that we cannot afford to be arrogant. We should walk with the knowledge that we will need help every step of the way. ~ Gordon B Hinckley,
1317:I was born gifted. I can speak of my gifts with little or no modesty, but with tremendous gratitude, precisely because they are gifts, and not things which I created, or actions about which I might be proud. ~ Joan Baez,
1318:The Hand of providence has been so conspicuous in all this, that he must be worse than an infidel that lacks faith, and more than wicked, that has not gratitude enough to acknowledge his obligations. ~ George Washington,
1319:You must learn to understand the secret of gratitude. It is more than just so-called virtue. It is revealed to you as a mysterious law of existence. In obedience to it we have to fulfill our destiny. ~ Albert Schweitzer,
1320:61Exalted is He who put constellations in the heavens, a radiant light, and an illuminating moon— 62it is He who made the night and day follow each other—so anyone who wishes may be mindful or show gratitude. ~ Anonymous,
1321:A healthy body is a gift. Don’t take it for granted. Don’t treat it like some cheap one-night stand. Treat it like the love of your life. Treat it with respect and tenderness, but most of all, gratitude. ~ J T Geissinger,
1322:And, like a lightning strike, there is his example. His mother before him. The lesson that she passed down for him to pass on to his children—the courage to face every breath with love and gratitude. “Okay, ~ Lisa Genova,
1323:I've helped launch 49 careers - those that have been in PiL. To me, they are my babies; whatever they get up to, they know I love them. They've been living in my pockets, and they should show more gratitude. ~ John Lydon,
1324:Money matters but less than we think and not in the way that we think. Family is important. So are friends. Envy is toxic. So is excessive thinking. Beaches are optional. Trust is not. Neither is gratitude. ~ Eric Weiner,
1325:When something does not insist on being noticed, when we aren't grabbed by the collar or struck on the skull by a presence or an event, we take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude. ~ Cynthia Ozick,
1326:When we live in the spirit of gratitude, there will be much happiness in our life. The one who is grateful is the one who has much happiness while the one who is ungrateful will not be able to have happiness. ~ Nhat Hanh,
1327:When you appreciate what you have, then you will receive more. When you are in this moment feeling gratitude for this moment you actually up your vibrational signal to attract more things to be grateful for. ~ Joe Vitale,
1328:"An understanding heart is everything in a teacher, and cannot be esteemed highly enough. One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feeling." ~ Carl Jung,
1329:Get practiced at making gratitude your go-to, notice the eight trillion things around you at all times that you can be grateful for, and feel into the grateful expectation for all the things coming your way. ~ Jen Sincero,
1330:In the long second before everyone absorbs what just happened, I see the angel rolling his eyes heavenward, like a teenager in the presence of overwhelming lameness. Some people just have no sense of gratitude. ~ Susan Ee,
1331:Money matters, but less than we think and not in the way that we think. Family is important. So are friends. Envy is toxic. So is excessive thinking. Beaches are optional. Trust is not. Neither is gratitude. ~ Eric Weiner,
1332:When someone is giving you his opinion, you should receive it with deep gratitude even though it is worthless. If you don't, he will not tell you the things that he has seen and heard about you again. ~ Yamamoto Tsunetomo,
1333:You have never by a word or a deed given me one moment's uneasiness; on the contrary I have felt perpetual gratitude to heaven forhaving given me, in you, a source of so much pure and unmixed happiness. ~ Thomas Jefferson,
1334:But Lord Raid and Lord Sifer had an unpleasant habit of reminding Benden Weyr riders of their loyalty at every opportunity. Gratitude is an ill-fitting tunic that can chafe and smell if worn too long. Lord ~ Anne McCaffrey,
1335:Constantly apply cheerfulness, if for no other reason than because you are on this spiritual path. Have a sense of gratitude to everything, even difficult emotions, because of their potential to wake you up. ~ Pema Ch dr n,
1336:Constantly apply cheerfulness, if for no other reason than because you are on this spiritual path. Have a sense of gratitude to everything, even difficult emotions, because of their potential to wake you up. ~ Pema Chodron,
1337:kindness wasn’t only demonstrated by giving material things or labors. There were the simple gestures that people forgot, that were so important—a little extra time, a smile, patience, conversation, gratitude. ~ Robyn Carr,
1338:They were so...larger than life, these Yanks, with their ready smiles and booming voices. And their gratitude....She’d lost track of the times an American had hugged her so tightly she’d come off her feet. ~ Kristin Hannah,
1339:Without strong affection, and humanity of heart, and gratitude to that Being whose code is mercy, and whose great attribute is benevolence to all things that breathe, true happiness can never be attained. ~ Charles Dickens,
1340:By cutting ourselves off from the rest of creation, we are left bereft of awe and wonder and therefore of reverence and gratitude. We violate our very beings, and we have nothing but trivia to teach our young. ~ Matthew Fox,
1341:Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to
you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something
bigger and better than your current situation. ~ Brian Tracy,
1342:Her gratitude warms my shivering insides. I forget the picture I could have posted and realize that it’s a gift. Real life doesn’t always need to be posted online. I can remember this moment without a photo. ~ Janet Gurtler,
1343:So be brave in the face of death; be sad at leaving, but don't let those by your final emotions. Let it be gratitude for the life you had. And even if you think there's no one to hear you, say "Thank You. ~ Richard Holloway,
1344:The suckling relationship is one of the sources of real sweetness that we have in human existence...The suckling baby can teach adults about the expression of sweet love and gratitude in a way no words can. ~ Ina May Gaskin,
1345:A joyful life is not a floodlight of joy. That would eventually become unbearable.
I believe a joyful life is made up of joyful moments gracefully strung together by trust, gratitude, inspiration, and faith. ~ Bren Brown,
1346:Because when it all comes together, it’s amazing. When it all comes together, the only thing you can do is bow down in gratitude, as if you have been granted an audience with the divine. Because you have. ~ Elizabeth Gilbert,
1347:Joy is the net of love by which we can capture souls. God loves the person who gives with joy. Whoever gives with joy gives more. The best way to show our gratitude to God and to people is to accept with joy. ~ Mother Teresa,
1348:No people on earth have more cause to be thankful than ours, and this is said reverently, in no spirit of boastfulness in our own strength, but with the gratitude to the Giver of good who has blessed us. ~ Theodore Roosevelt,
1349:Resentment and gratitude cannot coexist, since resentment blocks the perception and experience of life as a gift. My resentment tells me that I don't receive what I deserve. It always manifests itself in envy. ~ Henri Nouwen,
1350:We should wipe two words from our vocabulary: gratitude and charity. In real life, help is given out of friendship, or it is not valued; it is received from the hand of friendship, or it is resented. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson,
1351:3:16 - Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God (emphasis mine). ~ Andrew M Davis,
1352:I heard a Lannister always pays his debts." "Oh, every penny....but never a groat more. You'll get the meal you bargained for, but it won't be sauced with gratitude, and in the end it will not nourish you. ~ George R R Martin,
1353:The Ten Emotions of Power are: 1. Love and warmth 2. Appreciation and gratitude 3. Curiosity 4. Excitement and passion 5. Determination 6. Flexibility 7. Confidence 8. Cheerfulness 9. Vitality 10. Contribution ~ Kevin Horsley,
1354:The understanding you gain from practicing gratitude frees you from being lost or identified with either the negative or the positive aspects of life, letting you simply meet life in each moment as it rises. ~ Phillip Moffitt,
1355:Tons of people inspire my music, and now when I do an ­interview, I'm scared to say who they are. I'm scared to give gratitude to the people that, if I hadn't heard their stuff, I wouldn't be able to make music. ~ Mike Posner,
1356:Why was it that her gratitude heightened only after a vexing experience? How much peace did she miss out on by appreciating a rainbow instead of valuing the rain beforehand? Should she not thank God for both? ~ Michelle Griep,
1357:Affirmations take our thoughts to a more protective and powerful place. By affirming good, by affirming daily gratitude, you, yourself will find more peace from giving your thoughts a break from the worry cycle. ~ Machel Shull,
1358:All of our prayers are to include thanksgiving. Like the leper, we must pause, turn back, and give thanks. We are so indebted to God that we can never exhaust our opportunities for expressing gratitude. Forgetting ~ R C Sproul,
1359:Epicurus says, "gratitude is a virtue that has commonly profit annexed to it." And where is the virtue that has not? But still the virtue is to be valued for itself, and not for the profit that attends it. ~ Seneca the Younger,
1360:I did not raise my son, Sam, to celebrate Mother's Day. I didn't want him to feel some obligation to buy me pricey lunches or flowers, some annual display of gratitude that you have to grit your teeth and endure. ~ Anne Lamott,
1361:One can put some trust in the gratitude of a sovereign, and also in that of his family; under certain conditions, one can even rely upon it; but one can never expect anything from the gratitude of a nation. ~ Otto von Bismarck,
1362:The process of assessing how you feel about the things you own, identifying those that have fulfilled their purpose, expressing your gratitude, and bidding them farewell, is really about examining your inner self, ~ Marie Kond,
1363:If the heights of our joy are measured by the depths of our gratitude, and gratitude is but a way of seeing, a spiritual perspective of smallness might offer a vital way of seeing especially conducive to gratitude ~ Ann Voskamp,
1364:I was also startled by the fact that research participants consistently described both joyfulness and gratitude as spiritual practices that were bound to a belief in human connectedness and a power greater than us. ~ Bren Brown,
1365:Once in a while I experience an emotion onstage that is so gut-wrenching, so heart-stopping, that I could weep with gratitude and joy. The feeling catches and magnifies so rapidly that it threatens to engulf me. ~ Julie Andrews,
1366:Paul is saying that sin can only be cut off at the root if we expose ourselves constantly to the unimaginable love of Christ for us. That exposure stimulates a wave of gratitude and a feeling of indebtedness. ~ Timothy J Keller,
1367:Almost everyone takes pleasure in repaying trifling obligations, very many feel gratitude for those that are moderate; but there is scarcely anyone who is not ungrateful for those that are weighty. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld,
1368:Divide the constant tide and random noisiness of energetic flow, with conscious recurring moments of empty mind, solitude, gratitude and deep...slow...breathing. Of this, the natural law of self-preservation demands. ~ T F Hodge,
1369:I'd tell the planet to actively and consciously practice gratitude. To never give up hope. To believe in themselves and be true to who they are. To be kind. To share. To protect our planet for future generations. ~ Trista Sutter,
1370:Imagine how work would feel for you if, instead of people coming to you with anxiety and desperation, they shared their gratitude for making their lives easier and for being there when they most needed support. The ~ Laszlo Bock,
1371:It has been said that in the New Testament doctrine is grace, and ethics is gratitude; and something is wrong with any form of Christianity in which, experimentally and practically, this saying is not being verified. ~ Anonymous,
1372:It is a privilege to help children learn the true meaning of Christmas, which is gratitude to God for sending us his son Jesus, and gaining from that gratitude a sense of love and generosity of spirit toward others, ~ Jeff Guinn,
1373:It only takes a few minutes in the morning to use gratitude to Have A Magical Day by giving thanks for the events in your day ahead of time, but this one practice alone will change the way your entire day unfolds. ~ Rhonda Byrne,
1374:Resentment and gratitude cannot coexist, since resentment blocks the perception and experience of life as a gift. My resentment tells me that I don't receive what I deserve. It always manifests itself in envy. ~ Henri J M Nouwen,
1375:Resentment and gratitude cannot coexist, since resentment blocks the perception and experience of life as a gift. My resentment tells me that I don’t receive what I deserve. It always manifests itself in envy. ~ Henri J M Nouwen,
1376:At the last, this is what will determine a fulfilling, meaningful life, a life that, behind all the facades, every one of us longs to live: gratitude for the blessings that expresses itself by becoming the blessing. ~ Ann Voskamp,
1377:Gratitude exclaims... 'How good of God to give me this.' Adoration says, 'What must be the quality of that Being whose far-off and momentary coruscations are like this!' One's mind runs back up the sunbeam to the sun. ~ C S Lewis,
1378:I felt an overwhelming gratitude in my life right now and wanted a chance to acknowledge it. I felt that any thanks given to any god all went to the same place, anyway, no matter what religion you were centered in. ~ Cate Tiernan,
1379:I try hard to hold fast to the truth that a full and thankful heart cannot entertain great conceits. When brimming with gratitude, one's heartbeat must surely result in outgoing love, the finest emotion we can ever know. ~ Bill W,
1380:I try hard to hold fast to the truth that a full and thankful heart cannot entertain great conceits. When brimming with gratitude, one’s heartbeat must surely result in outgoing love, the finest emotion we can ever know. ~ Bill W,
1381:My faith instills in me a deep sense of humility and gratitude, reminding me how often I fall short and how much I need the savior, and how thankful I am that God has done for us what we could not do for ourselves. ~ Karen Hughes,
1382:Practically speaking, a life that is vowed to simplicity, appropriate boldness, good humor, gratitude, unstinting work and play, and lots of walking, brings us close to the actually existing world and its wholeness. ~ Gary Snyder,
1383:The enlightened give thanks for what most people take for granted.... As you begin to be grateful for what most people take for granted, the vibration of gratitude makes you more receptive to good in your life. ~ Michael Beckwith,
1384:True restfulness, though, is a form of awareness, a way of being in life. It is living ordinary life with a sense of ease, gratitude, appreciation, peace and prayer. We are restful when ordinary life is enough. ~ Ronald Rolheiser,
1385:When I am in service to another person, I am moving from a place of self-centeredness to selflessness. The act of giving inherently carries gratitude in it. For me, it is impossible to give without feeling grateful. ~ Cami Walker,
1386:Gratitude is a divine attitude in the wisdom traditions. It takes you out from the ego self and takes you into the higher self. That higher state of consciousness initiates self repair, self regulation and healing. ~ Deepak Chopra,
1387:It's been such a powerful exercise, every morning to get up and say thank you, every morning ...... what am I grateful for ...... and I'm not just thinking about them ...... I'm feeling the feelings of gratitude ~ James Arthur Ray,
1388:It’s more than mere coyness to refer to what they have done as “making love.” They haven’t just had sex; they have translated their feelings—appreciation, tenderness, gratitude, and surrender—into a physical act. ~ Alain de Botton,
1389:O Jesus, what a comfort it is that thou hast pleaded our cause against our unseen enemies; countermined their mines, and unmasked their ambushes. Here is a matter for joy, gratitude, hope, and confidence. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon,
1390:To live this life. To live it with wholeness and gratitude and trust. In the pain and the glory. In the mess and the grace. In the sacred and the desperation. This is the stuff of which real superheros are born. ~ Jeanette LeBlanc,
1391:Waking is hard, and waking is glorious. We watch as you stir, then as you stumble out of your beds. We know that gratitude is the last thing on your mind. But you should be grateful. You’ve made it to another day. ~ David Levithan,
1392:A person of power embraces challenges in complete gratitude. No matter the situation life may bring, discontent is never justified, rather all is experienced as an opportunity and a privilege to venture and grow. ~ James Arthur Ray,
1393:A politician who really serves his country well, and deserves his country’s gratitude, must usually possess some of the hardy virtues which we admire in the soldier who serves his country well in the field. Far ~ Theodore Roosevelt,
1394:Research has shown that focusing on appreciation and gratitude has all kinds of positive health effects, lowering indicators of disease-causing stress and increasing the flow of healthy hormones in our bloodstreams. ~ Martha N Beck,
1395:The immemorial ingratitude of rulers and commonwealths is proverbial. Especially common is ingratitude to Israel - the People that has achieved so much of eternal worth, but has rarely succeeded in winning gratitude. ~ Joseph Hertz,
1396:I cannot pretend I am without fear. But my predominant feeling is one of gratitude. I have loved and been loved; I have been given and I have given something in return; I have read and traveled and thought and written ~ Oliver Sacks,
1397:By acknowledging their contribution and letting them go with gratitude, you will be able to truly put the things you own, and your life, in order. In the end, all that will remain are the things that you really treasure. ~ Marie Kond,
1398:Dying in her arms … cradled against her as he relinquished his scarred soul to the darkness … Win would be the last thing he would ever feel, see, hear. Had there been any tears in him, he would have wept in gratitude. ~ Lisa Kleypas,
1399:Gratitude, not merely for having once loved her, but for loving her still well enough, to forgive all the petulance and acrimony of her manner in rejecting him, and all the unjust accusations accompanying her rejection. ~ Jane Austen,
1400:I don't believe in telling all to the public, but I feel a certain gratitude to them for having provided me with a fine material base that enables me to do pretty much what I want, possibly, for the rest of my life. ~ George Harrison,
1401:Richard Russell adored his wife. After they had been married for almost forty years, he sent her a note saying, “With a sense of love and gratitude that is overpowering, I can only say God bless you, idol of my heart. ~ Robert A Caro,
1402:While the classic conversion story involves desperation, hitting bottom, and a plea for help, I think now that it was gratitude, as well as the suffering I'd seen, that made room for me to open my heart to something new. ~ Sara Miles,
1403:I do believe that as you write more and age, the arrogance and most of the vanity goes. Or it is a vanity met with vast gratitude, that you were hit by something as you stood in the way of it, that anybody is listening. ~ Barry Hannah,
1404:I used to jog every day and call it my 'gratitude run.' I'd make my gratitude list as I ran. I never ran out of things to be grateful for. My knees aren't what they used to be, but I still do my gratitude list every day. ~ Sheryl Crow,
1405:Learning to endure, transform by perspective or action, and be grateful is the fast lane to a good life. That's right. Having great luck and fortune is not the conduit to a loving and enjoyable life; gratitude is. ~ Laura Schlessinger,
1406:Rather, the offering is an expression of gratitude. It is a symbolic but concrete indication that the “commerce” between God and humanity is not a contract but a covenant, which traffics not in commodities but gifts. ~ James K A Smith,
1407:She doesn't acknowledge Tucker, and there's no thank you for the cigarettes. She says a person shows their gratitude by action, not by words. So I guess that means she thanks me by smoking every cigarette in every pack. ~ Peter Hedges,
1408:You can compare yourself to those above you and whine or compare yourself to those below you and gloat, or you can stay focused on that man or woman in the mirror and embrace his or her unique assignment with gratitude. ~ Regina Brett,
1409:Once in a while I experience an emotion onstage that is so gut-wrenching, so heart-stopping, that I could weep with gratitude and joy. The feeling catches and magnifies so rapidly that it threatens to engulf me. ~ Julie Andrews Edwards,
1410:Our elders planted fields and fought in wars; they advanced the arts and sciences, and generally made sacrifices on our behalf. So by their efforts, however humble, they have earned a measure of our gratitude and respect. ~ Amor Towles,
1411:The only possible response to someone telling you that they wanted to be friends, or that you were a great friend, was gratitude. Elliot had been friendless long enough that he knew friendship was a prize in itself ~ Sarah Rees Brennan,
1412:When a positive exchange between a brand and customers becomes quantifiable metrics, it encourages brand to provide better service, customer service to do a better job, and consumers to actively show their gratitude. ~ Simon Mainwaring,
1413:Whenever you can't think of something to be grateful for, remember your breath. With each breath you take, you can say, 'I'm still here.' Make each day a holiday of thankfulness -and give yourself the gift of gratitude! ~ Oprah Winfrey,
1414:A prayer is not complete unless gratitude for blessings is expressed. It is by the power of the Lord that we live and move and have our being. This should be frankly stated gratefully as we pray to our Father in Heaven. ~ John A Widtsoe,
1415:By acknowledging their contribution and letting them go with gratitude, you will be able to truly put the things you own, and your life, in order. In the end, all that will remain are the things that you really treasure. To ~ Marie Kond,
1416:If there is an amateur reader still left in the world—or anybody who just reads and runs—I ask him or her, with untellable affection and gratitude, to split the dedication of this book four ways with my wife and children. ~ J D Salinger,
1417:Corporate bodies are more corrupt and profligate than individuals, because they have more power to do mischief, and are less amenable to disgrace or punishment. They feel neither shame, remorse, gratitude, nor goodwill. ~ William Hazlitt,
1418:Finally, eternal gratitude to all the (100 percent non-evil) librarians and other library staffers I have known and worked with and been helped and inspired by over the years. I don’t know where I would be without you! ~ Michelle Knudsen,
1419:I become filled with anxiety and hurt as a natural reaction. Then I resort to my gratitude journal. I make it a point to think about and write down all of the things I have to be grateful for, and this helps me immensely. ~ Stacy Keibler,
1420:Let ourselves be seen, deeply seen, vulnerably seen, to love with our whole hearts, even though there's no guarantee... to practice gratitude and joy in those moments of terror, to be this vulnerable means that we’re alive. ~ Brene Brown,
1421:new species would bless me as its creator and source; many happy and excellent natures would owe their being to me. No father could claim the gratitude of his child so completely as I should deserve their's. ~ Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley,
1422:Oddly, almost no one seems to have expressed gratitude to the British and American banks, which recouped something like half of their losses. It may be that people simply don’t thank banks, except in television commercials. ~ John Brooks,
1423:If we but paused for a moment to consider attentively what takes place in this Sacrament, I am sure that the thought of Christ's love for us would transform the coldness of our hearts into a fire of love and gratitude. ~ Angela of Foligno,
1424:Our task is this: to play our role to the best of our ability, then depart in contentment and gratitude, praying only that that the Playwright is pleased with our performance. Have you read the first book in this series? ~ Marcus Aurelius,
1425:the three factors that seem to have the greatest influence on increasing our happiness are our ability to reframe our situation more positively, our ability to experience gratitude, and our choice to be kind and generous. ~ Dalai Lama XIV,
1426:Unless it's out of the goodness of someone's heart, I don't like having things given to me for free. I like working hard for what I earn. It gives me a sense of gratitude, and that's the only way I can truly appreciate it. ~ Sasha Azevedo,
1427:And was Mr Rochester now ugly in my eyes?No,reader:gratitude and many associations, all pleasurable and genial,made his face the object I best liked to see;his presence in a room was more cheering than the brightest fire. ~ Charlotte Bront,
1428:Gratitude is like a flashlight. It lights up what is already there. You don't necessarily have anything more or different, but suddenly you can actually see what it is. And because you can see, you no longer take it for granted. ~ M J Ryan,
1429:Gratitude makes us feel bursting with delight, just to remember the gifts we have received. Thus we are doubly blessed when we receive something: for the gift itself and later, in recall, for the miracle of having been given it. ~ M J Ryan,
1430:Just as thoughts, send out vibrations to which there is a creative and attractive power, gratitude stimulates the field of etheric energy that surrounds you on a subtle level to bring into your life more of what brings you joy. ~ Genevieve,
1431:Love is reflected in your daily choices. When you choose crappy food for lunch, that isn’t loving. Neither is choosing work over sleep or anger over gratitude. They are all choices. Not easy ones, but choices nonetheless. ~ Courtney Carver,
1432:the depth of heartache and love, hurt and forgiveness we had experienced since the last time we were here. And my heart filled with gratitude for all of it, even the pain, because it had brought us here, to this very moment. ~ Mia Sheridan,
1433:What a gift. This page is briefly stained by my tears of gratitude. Novelists don't usually have it so good, do they, when something real happens (something unified, dramatic and pretty saleable), and they just write it down? ~ Martin Amis,
1434:circumstances means that you have received money, and each instance gives you an opportunity to use gratitude’s magical power to increase and multiply your money even more by being grateful for the money you’ve just received! ~ Rhonda Byrne,
1435:If there is an amateur reader still left in the world - or anybody who just reads and runs - I ask him or her, with untellable affection and gratitude, to split the dedication of this book four ways with my wife and children. ~ J D Salinger,
1436:Then we can be open to the next step. We are on time, and we are where we need to be. We can be trusted. So can God. And letting go and gratitude still work. Keep your head up and your heart open. And let’s see what’s next. ~ Melody Beattie,
1437:The opposite of envy and entitlement is gratitude. Gratitude comes from the feeling of freely receiving things, not because we deserve them, but because someone has graced us with them. We feel a thankfulness grounded in love, ~ Henry Cloud,
1438:Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you; to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.
   ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
1439:...for we are all amateurs at life, but if we do not focus too much on our mistakes, a miraculous picture emerges. And we learn that it's not the beauty of the image that warrants our gratitude--it's the chance to paint. ~ Richard Paul Evans,
1440:Happiness is found in the simplest of things. Happiness is found in gratitude, in a kept promise, in a good conversation, in love, in friendship, in an achieved goal, in a fond memory; in all the simple magnificence of life. ~ Steve Maraboli,
1441:He felt not surprise or even regret but, rather, a deep and sudden gratitude and, with it, a force of clarity, filling him like a breath of winter air. He wondered what this feeling was and then he knew. He was giving her up. ~ Justin Cronin,
1442:Here’s an interesting phenomenon about gratitude: it’s difficult to feel too bad when we’re feeling grateful. Your mind has room for only one thought at a time. If you fill it with gratitude, there isn’t room for negativity. ~ Melody Beattie,
1443:The Don knew that love is not a reliable emotion to matter how deep. Love does not ensure gratitude, does not ensure obedience, does not provide harmony in so difficult a world. No one understood this better than Don Clericuzio. ~ Mario Puzo,
1444:And I have by me, for my comfort, two strange white flowers—shrivelled now, and brown and flat and brittle—to witness that even when mind and strength had gone, gratitude and a mutual tenderness still lived on in the heart of man. ~ H G Wells,
1445:Charubala, of course, was mindful that the Ghoshes were not perched on a high rung of the caste-ladder, so she was grateful to have a few upon whom she could look down. The gratitude expressed itself as venom for those below. ~ Neel Mukherjee,
1446:Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
1447:Her eyes were open, taking in my tired face... Her face twitched into what looked like a squinty smile, and in her wordless expression I saw gratitude, and relief, and trust. I wanted, desperately, not to disappoint her. ~ Vanessa Diffenbaugh,
1448:I’m learning that recognizing and leaning into the discomfort of vulnerability teaches us how to live with joy, gratitude, and grace. I’m also learning that the uncomfortable and scary leaning requires both spirit and resilience. ~ Bren Brown,
1449:Today I call upon my Higher Power to help me get through one more day. Help me have gratitude in the face of scarcity, strength in my private struggles and the wisdom to live a good life for myself and others.” — Bryant McGill ~ Bryant McGill,
1450:You can’t be negative when you’re in giving-thanks mode. You can’t be jealous of others when you are filled with a sense of personal abundance. Gratitude will improve your attitude and lift the altitude at which you fly in life. ~ Tim Sanders,
1451:All moments are beautiful, only you have to be receptive and surrendering. All moments are blessings, only you have to be capable of seeing. All moments are benedictions. If you accept with a deep gratitude, nothing ever goes wrong. ~ Rajneesh,
1452:If you knew the satisfaction of performing such a duty, as well as the gratitude to God which the missionary must always feel, in being chosen for so noble, so sacred a calling, you would have no hesitation in embracing it. ~ David Livingstone,
1453:Lo! ye believers in gods all goodness, and in man all ill, lo you! see the omniscient gods oblivious of suffering man; and man, though idiotic, and knowing not what he does, yet full of the sweet things of love and gratitude. ~ Herman Melville,
1454:Practice of gratitude lends incredible emotional strength. If you are emotionally strong, you can succeed at anything, anything at all. Gratitude makes you emotionally pure and such purity in turn allows you to love unconditionally. ~ Om Swami,
1455:Gratitude is a state of being in which we feel connected to everything in the universe. It is a fullness of the heart that recognizes the blessings of Nature within and without. Gratitude is love for the goodness of life itself. ~ Deepak Chopra,
1456:Perhaps parents’ greatest heritage to pass on to their children is the ability to perceive the multitude of God’s daily blessings and to respond with continual gratitude. We should be “abounding in thanksgiving” (Colossians 2:7). ~ Randy Alcorn,
1457:The more grateful we feel, the happier we become. This is because gratitude helps us realize we are all connected. Nobody feels like an island when feeling grateful. Gratitude awakens us to the truth of our interdependent nature. ~ Haemin Sunim,
1458:This piece of iron which he had been allowed to keep aroused a more profound wave of gratitude towards heaven in his heart than he had experienced, in his previous life, from the greatest blessings that had descended upon him. ~ Alexandre Dumas,
1459:When we enlarge upon the affection our friends have for us, this is very often not so much out of a sense of gratitude as from a desire to persuade people of our own great worth, that can deserve so much kindness. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld,
1460:while everyone’s recipe is a little different, the main ingredients for a successful batter are love, gratitude, kindness and patience. And the single most common ingredient that makes people’s cake bitter is fear, so don’t use ~ Timber Hawkeye,
1461:And I have by me, for my comfort, two strange white flowers - shriveled now, and brown and flat and brittle - to witness that even when mind and strength had gone, gratitude and a mutual tenderness still lived on in the heart of men. ~ H G Wells,
1462:Gratitude is an attitude that hooks us up to our source of supply. And the more grateful you are, the closer you become to your maker, to the architect of the universe, to the spiritual core of your being. It's a phenomenal lesson. ~ Bob Proctor,
1463:It was pleasure derived not from parental pride, but from gratitude. We had been blessed by the existence on this earth of our three particular children, and we had been assigned a blessed task in keeping you all safe in the world. ~ Jan Ellison,
1464:And was Mr. Rochester now ugly in my eyes? No, reader: gratitude, and many associations, all pleasurable and genial, made his face the object I best liked to see; his presence in a room was more cheering than the brightest fire. ~ Charlotte Bront,
1465:Behold, from faith thus flow forth love and joy in the Lord, and from love a joyful, willing, and free mind that serves ones neighbor willingly and takes no account of gratitude or ingratitude, of praise or blame, of gain or loss. ~ Martin Luther,
1466:Creation is grace: a statement at which we should like best to pause in reverence, fear and gratitude. God does not grudge the existence of the reality distinct from Himself; He does not grudge it its own reality, nature and freedom. ~ Karl Barth,
1467:Gratitude isn't a tool to manipulate the universe or God. It's a way to acknowledge our faith that everything happens for a reason even if we don't know what that reason is. ~Melody Beattie, 52 Weeks of Conscious Contact, pg. 34. ~ Melody Beattie,
1468:It is permissible to use wine not only for necessity, but also to make us merry...... [it must be moderate] lest men forget themselves, drown their senses,.....in making merry [those who enjoy wine] feel a livelier gratitude to God. ~ John Calvin,
1469:Amid countless everyday miracles, I come in contact with something greater than myself and realize I am a part of it... I move in wonder through inspiration, reverence, gratitude, interconnectedness, transcendence, and grace. ~ John Paul Caponigro,
1470:As our dialogue progressed, we converged on eight pillars of joy. Four were qualities of the mind: perspective, humility, humor, and acceptance. Four were qualities of the heart: forgiveness, gratitude, compassion, and generosity. ~ Dalai Lama XIV,
1471:As to the lawful pleasures of the mind, the heart, or the senses, indulge in them with gratitude and moderation, drawing up sometimes in order to punish yourself, without waiting to be forced to do so by necessity. ~ Jean Baptiste Henri Lacordaire,
1472:Desire happiness, aspire to gratitude, long for health, crave compassion, seek satisfaction, lust after God, however & whatever you perceive God to be, want to love yourself, others & everything around you more and more each day ~ Peter McWilliams,
1473:It is such a simple formula: The more senses we bring to the moment, the more time slows, the more a catalogue of joyful vivid memories grows in our minds, the more life is filled with gratitude, and the more nourished our soul. ~ Brendon Burchard,
1474:Josef Stalin once said that ‘Gratitude is a sickness suffered by dogs.’ Let us correct this: Ingratitude is a horrible disease belongs to the callous rocks! A grateful dog is a being much more developed than an ungrateful man! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1475:I hope that tomorrow we can all, wherever we are, join in expressing our grief at Diana's loss, and gratitude for her all-too-short life. It is a chance to show to the whole world the British nation united in grief and respect. ~ Queen Elizabeth II,
1476:I'm just in profound gratitude that we get to go back and work on a show that we love, with amazing actors and great writers, and be a part of the Marvel universe. As with all of the characters in Jessica Jones, Trish has an alias. ~ Rachael Taylor,
1477:O, how I wish I could have conducted a chemical analysis on the look Inspector Hewitt gave me! It was composed of equal parts skepticism, outrage, acceptance, gratitude, relief, and surrender. I had never seen anything quite like it. ~ Alan Bradley,
1478:Among equals gratitude is reciprocal; her gratitude to these Titans, who called themselves average and were unaware of their own tremendous strength in being able to live, only made her feel more lost, inept, and lonely than ever. ~ Joanne Greenberg,
1479:Before and after practicing Judo or engaging in a match, opponents bow to each other. Bowing is an expression of gratitude and respect. In effect, you are thanking your opponent for giving you the opportunity to improve your technique. ~ Kano Jigoro,
1480:Both trust and gratitude require the courage to take risks because distrust and resentment, in their need to keep their claim on me, keep warning me how dangerous it is to let go of my careful calculations and guarded predictions. ~ Henri J M Nouwen,
1481:It's hard to find peace with your thighs, but when they chafe, try to be grateful for them. Your thighs let you run and get you where you want to go. I have not just thigh peace but thigh happiness, and it begins with thigh gratitude. ~ Margaret Cho,
1482:No poet ever wrote a poem to dishonor life, to compromise high ideals, to scorn religious views, to demean hope or gratitude, to argue against tenderness, to place rancor before love, or to praise littleness of soul. Not one. Not ever. ~ Mary Oliver,
1483:Our relationships as experimentalists with theoretical physicists should be like those with a beautiful woman - we should accept with gratitude any favours she offers, but we should not expect too much nor believe all that is said. ~ Lev Artsimovich,
1484:All you need are these: certainty of judgment in the present moment; action for the common good in the present moment; and an attitude of gratitude in the present moment for anything that comes your way.” —MARCUS AURELIUS, MEDITATIONS, ~ Ryan Holiday,
1485:It was gratitude; gratitude, not merely for having once loved her, but for loving her still well enough to forgive all the petulance and acrimony of her manner in rejecting him, and all the unjust accusations accompanying her rejection. ~ Jane Austen,
1486:Every single human being on this earth make a difference on this planet earth but each one of us make a different contribution and it will be a better contribution when we have more gratitude and more generosity, when we love more. ~ Miguel Angel Ruiz,
1487:...Gratitude transforms the torment of memory of good things now gone into silent joy. One bears what was lovely in the past not as a thorn but as a precious gift deep within, a hidden treasure of which one can always be certain. ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer,
1488:It is not that it is religious or it is not religious, it is called attitude of gratitude, it is called thanking God for giving you elbows and knees, giving you ribs and the glandular system, giving you head and skull and brain. ~ Harbhajan Singh Yogi,
1489:These are some of the things for which we believe the American people owe no little gratitude to the Dutch; and these are the things for which today, speaking in the name of the American people, we venture to express their heartfelt thanks. ~ Seth Low,
1490:Asking for help with shame says:
You have the power over me.
Asking with condescension says:
I have the power over you.
But asking for help with gratitude says:
We have the power to help each other. ~ Amanda Palmer,
1491:Force gratitude until it becomes habitual. Gratitude helps us stop trying to control outcomes. It is the key that unlocks positive energy in our life. It is the alchemy that turns problems into blessings, and the unexpected into gifts. ~ Melody Beattie,
1492:Gratitude places you in the energy field of plentitude. Perceiving life in a consciousness of gratitude is literally stepping into another dimension of living. Suddenly the seeming ordinariness of your days takes on a divine sparkle. ~ Michael Beckwith,
1493:Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. ~ Melody Beattie,
1494:I'll drive both of you," Seb offered at once. Mae nodded at him with gratitude. "No," Jamie said sternly. "I'm never getting into your horrible car. I promised myself that, because--it's horrible, and you're horrible. So take that! ~ Sarah Rees Brennan,
1495:My hope in sharing this message from water is to touch your heart so that you experience peace and healing through love and gratitude. And I would like to dedicate this book to you for that day when you’ll be born again as Aikansha-bito. ~ Masaru Emoto,
1496:Real Life - the real life of joy we are meant to be living - begins when we restore a sense of reverence to our daily affairs. Today, search for the Sacred in the ordinary with gratitude in your heart and you will surely find it. ~ Sarah Ban Breathnach,
1497:You’ll be surprised at how many of the things you possess have already fulfilled their role. By acknowledging their contribution and letting them go with gratitude, you will be able to truly put the things you own, and your life, in order. ~ Marie Kond,
1498:La gratitude rend heureux parce qu'on fait rarement l'expérience palpable, la délicatesse de sentiment fait du bien et, pour moi, être mesuré et froid, une telle exaltation signifiait quelque chose de tout à fait bienfaisant, merveilleux. ~ Stefan Zweig,
1499:This phrase did not have the ring of verisimilitude because I am famously bad at math. If I'm in charge of tipping at a restaurant, the waiter will either fall to his knees in gratitude or slash my tires. There ain't no Mr. In Between. ~ Celia Rivenbark,
1500:All you need are these: certainty of judgment in the present moment; action for the common good in the present moment; and an attitude of gratitude in the present moment for anything that comes your way.” —MARCUS AURELIUS, MEDITATIONS, 9.6 ~ Ryan Holiday,

IN CHAPTERS [205/205]



   87 Integral Yoga
   38 Poetry
   11 Fiction
   10 Philosophy
   7 Occultism
   4 Mysticism
   4 Islam
   3 Psychology
   3 Christianity
   2 Yoga
   2 Integral Theory
   2 Education
   1 Sufism
   1 Mythology
   1 Alchemy


   71 The Mother
   33 Satprem
   20 William Wordsworth
   14 Nolini Kanta Gupta
   12 Sri Aurobindo
   8 H P Lovecraft
   6 James George Frazer
   6 Friedrich Nietzsche
   4 William Butler Yeats
   4 Muhammad
   4 Jorge Luis Borges
   3 Percy Bysshe Shelley
   2 Sri Ramakrishna
   2 Saint Teresa of Avila
   2 Saint Augustine of Hippo
   2 Robert Browning
   2 Plato
   2 Nirodbaran
   2 Genpo Roshi
   2 Carl Jung


   20 Wordsworth - Poems
   15 Prayers And Meditations
   9 Agenda Vol 01
   8 Lovecraft - Poems
   7 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04
   6 The Golden Bough
   6 Agenda Vol 13
   5 Words Of The Mother II
   4 Yeats - Poems
   4 Twilight of the Idols
   4 Some Answers From The Mother
   4 Quran
   4 Questions And Answers 1957-1958
   3 Words Of The Mother III
   3 Words Of Long Ago
   3 The Secret Doctrine
   3 Shelley - Poems
   3 Questions And Answers 1956
   3 Questions And Answers 1953
   3 Labyrinths
   3 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03
   3 Agenda Vol 12
   3 Agenda Vol 10
   3 Agenda Vol 04
   2 Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo
   2 Thus Spoke Zarathustra
   2 The Synthesis Of Yoga
   2 The Mother With Letters On The Mother
   2 The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
   2 Talks
   2 Questions And Answers 1955
   2 On Education
   2 Letters On Yoga III
   2 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02
   2 City of God
   2 Browning - Poems
   2 Beating the Cloth Drum Letters of Zen Master Hakuin
   2 Agenda Vol 09
   2 Agenda Vol 08
   2 Agenda Vol 02


0.00 - THE GOSPEL PREFACE, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  In the preparation of this manuscript I have received ungrudging help from several friends. Miss Margaret Woodrow Wilson and Mr.Joseph Campbell have worked hard in editing my translation. Mrs.Elizabeth Davidson has typed, more than once, the entire manuscript and rendered other valuable help. Mr.Aldous Huxley has laid me under a debt of Gratitude by writing the Foreword. I sincerely thank them all.
  In the spiritual firmament Sri Ramakrishna is a waxing crescent. Within one hundred years of his birth and fifty years of his death his message has spread across land and sea. Romain Rolland has described him as the fulfilment of the spiritual aspirations of the three hundred millions of Hindus for the last two thousand years. Mahatma Gandhi has written: "His life enables us to see God face to face. . . . Ramakrishna was a living embodiment of godliness." He is being recognized as a compeer of Krishna, Buddha, and Christ.

0.02 - Letters to a Sadhak, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  I bow to You in joyful Gratitude.
  I am very happy about the way you have taken this matter.

0.05 - Letters to a Child, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Accept my Gratitude for having shown me the true
  path. Give me the strength to reject everything that

01.05 - Rabindranath Tagore: A Great Poet, a Great Man, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Tagore is a great poet: he will be remembered as one of the I greatest world-poets. But humanity owes him anotherperhaps a greaterdebt of Gratitude: his name has a higher value, a more significant potency for the future.
   In an age when Reason was considered as the highest light given to man, Tagore pointed to the Vision of the mystics as always the still greater light; when man was elated with undreamt-of worldly success, puffed up with incomparable material possessions and powers, Tagore's voice rang clear and emphatic in tune with the cry of the ancients: "What shall I do with all this mass of things, if I am not made immortal by that?" When men, in their individual as well as collective egoism, were scrambling for earthly gains and hoards, he held before them vaster and cleaner horizons, higher and deeper ways of being and living, maintained the sacred sense of human solidarity, the living consciousness of the Divine, one and indivisible. When the Gospel of Power had all but hypnotised men's minds, and Superman or God-man came to be equated with the Titan, Tagore saw through the falsehood and placed in front and above all the old-world eternal verities of love and self-giving, harmony and mutuality, sweetness and light. When pessimism, cynicism, agnosticism struck the major chord of human temperament, and grief and frustration and death and decay were taken as a matter of course to be the inevitable order of earthlylifebhasmantam idam shariramhe continued to sing the song of the Rishis that Ananda and Immortality are the breath of things, the birth right of human beings. When Modernism declared with a certitude never tobe contested that Matter is Brahman, Tagore said with the voice of one who knows that Spirit is Brahman.

0.10 - Letters to a Young Captain, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  What is the best way of expressing one's Gratitude
  towards man and towards the Divine?
  --
  I have already written to you that our Gratitude should go
  to the Divine and that as for men what is required is an attitude
  --
  To feel deeply, intensely and constantly a total Gratitude
  towards the Divine is the best way to be happy and peaceful.
  And the only true way of expressing one's Gratitude to the
  Divine is to identify with Him.

0.14 - Letters to a Sadhak, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  The best thing we can do to express our Gratitude is to overcome all egoism in ourselves and make a constant effort towards this transformation. Human egoism refuses to abdicate
  on the grounds that others are not transformed. But that is
  --
  trust and Gratitude that the difficulties will be overcome.
  1 February 1972

0 1958-03-07, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   Since my departure, I have been feeling your Force continually, almost constantly. And I feel an infinite Gratitude that you are there, and that this thread from you to me keeps me anchored to something in this world. Simply knowing that you exist, that you are there, that I have a goal, a centerfills me with infinite Gratitude. On a street in Madras, the day after I left, I suddenly had a poignant experience: I felt that if that were not in me, I would fall to pieces on the sidewalk, I would crumble, nothing would be left, nothing. And this experience remains. Like a litany, something keeps repeating almost incessantly, I need you, need you, I have only you, you alone in the world. You are all my present, all my future, I have only you Mother, I am living in a state of need, like hunger.
   On the way, I stopped at J and Es place. They are living like native fishermen, in loincloths, in a coconut grove by the sea. The place is exceedingly beautiful, and the sea full of rainbow-hued coral. And suddenly, within twenty-four hours, I realized an old dreamor rather, I purged myself of an old and tenacious dream: that of living on a Pacific island as a simple fisherman. And all at once, I saw, in a flash, that this kind of life totally lacks a center. You float in a nowhere. It plunges you into some kind of higher inertia, an illumined inertia, and you lose all true substance.

0 1958-04-03, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   With infinite Gratitude, I am your child.
   Signed: Satprem

0 1958-11-20, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   I was VERY HAPPY with the vision, for there was a great POWER, though it was rather terrible. But it was magnificent. When I saw that, I This vision was given to me because I had concentrated with a will to find the solution, a true solution, an enduring and permanent solution that is, I had this spontaneous Gratitude which goes out to the Grace when it brings some effective help. Only, what followed was interrupted by someone who came to call me and that cut it short, but it will return.
   But now I KNOWbefore I did not know. The other morning I saw, and I was told very clearly that it was a karma1 to be worked out; so then I told you, but at the time I didnt know what it was.

0 1959-01-06, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   Mother, by way of expressing to you my Gratitude, I want to work now to open myself totally to your Light and become truly an egoless instrument, your conscious instrument. Mother, you are the sole Reality.
   With love and Gratitude, I am your child.
   Signed: Satprem

0 1959-01-21, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   I will therefore give you initiation this Friday or Saturday, on the day of the full moon or the day before. This first stage will last three months during which you will have to repeat 1 lakh2 times the mantra that I will give you. At the end of three months, I will come to see you in Pondicherryor you will come here for a fortnight, and as soon as I have received the message from my guru, I will give you the second stage that will last three months as well. At the end of these three months, you will receive the full initiation. X warned me that the first stage I am to receive provokes attacks and tests but that all this disappears with the second stage. Forewarned is forearmed. For what reason I do not know, but X told me that the particular nature of my initiation should remain secret and that he will say nothing about it to Swami, and he added (in speaking of the speed of the process), But you will not be less than the Swami. (!!) There, I wanted you to knowbesides, you were present in Xs vision. All this happened at a time when I was in the most desperate crisis I have ever known. Sweet Mother, there is no end to expressing my Gratitude to you, and yet with the least trial, I am reduced to nothing. Why have you so much grace for me?
   I would like very much to return to Pondicherry for the February Darshan and once again begin working for you. Today I am sending a second lot to Pavitra and tomorrow I will start on the Aphorisms, for I do not want to make you wait any longer. I will send a third and final lot to Pavitra by the end of the month, in time for printing. I am very touched, sweet Mother, by your attention and the money you are sending me.
  --
   With love and Gratitude, I am your child.
   Signed: Satprem

0 1959-06-03, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   Also, I explained to him that a mantra had come to you which you were repeating between 5 and 6 in particular, and I told him about this culminating point where you wanted to express your Gratitude, enthusiasm, etc., and about the French mantra. After explaining, I gave him your French and Sanskrit texts. He felt and understood very well what you wanted. His first reaction after reading it was to say, Great meaning, great power is there. It is all right. I told him that apart from the meaning of the mantra, you wanted to know if it was all right from the vibrational standpoint. He told me that he would take your text to his next puja and would repeat it himself to see. He should have done that this morning, but he has a fever (since his return from Madurai, he has not been well because of a cold and sunstroke). I will write you as soon as I know the result of his test.
   Regarding me, this is more or less what he said: First of all, I want an agreement from you so that under any circumstances you never leave the Ashram. Whatever happens, even if Yama1 comes to dance at your door, you should never leave the Ashram. At the critical moment, when the attack is the strongest, you should throw everything into His hands, then and then only the thing can be removed (I no longer know whether he said removed or destroyed ). It is the only way. SARVAM MAMA BRAHMAN [Thou art my sole refuge]. Here in Rameswaram, we are going to meditate together for 45 days, and the Asuric-Shakti may come with full strength to attack, and I shall try my best not only to protect but to destroy, but for that, I need your determination. It is only by your own determination that I can get strength. If the force comes to make suggestions: lack of adventure, lack of Nature, lack of love, then think that I am the forest, think that I am the sea, think that I am the wife (!!) Meanwhile, X has nearly doubled the number of repetitions of the mantra that I have to say every day (it is the same mantra he gave me in Pondicherry). X repeated to me again and again that I am not merely a disciple to him, like the others, but as if his son.

0 1959-06-11, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   But I did not want to wait any longer to express my Gratitude. I am still not so sure how all this will turn out nor how this destiny that he predicts for me can be realized, but I want to repeat to you, with all my confidence: I am your child, may your will be done now and forever.
   Signed: Satprem

0 1960-04-20, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   Your child, full of Gratitude and love.
   Signed: Satprem

0 1960-04-26, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Zen
   Mother, I am at your feet, with my love and my Gratitude.
   Your child,

0 1961-03-27, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Yesterday, while waiting for X, I was as usual in communion with the Supreme in his aspect of Love. Suddenly I felt X arriving and spontaneously, like a Veda, a movement of Gratitude for his great goodwill arose from my heart, and it was formulated as a prayer to the Supreme: Give him [X] the bliss of Your Love and the joys of Your Truth.
   For a long time X has said nothing about his meditations with me, but just yesterday he told N. that he had some difficulty at the start of the meditation due to the presence of an adverse force, and it took him five minutes to overcome it!

0 1961-08-08, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   X has written expressing his Gratitude for all the revelations OF THE SUPREME he has had during his meditations with me.
   This is something new he has accepted, because the Supreme doesnt usually appear in tantrism they are in contact with the Shakti and dont bother about the Supreme. But here he has come to accept it.

0 1963-04-25, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   M, with Gratitude
   I am at your feet

0 1963-07-31, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   And now the body KNOWS (in the beginning it didnt, it thought it was attacks from the outside, adverse forces; and it can always be explained like that, it was true in a certain way, but it wasnt the true truth, the deepest truth), now the body KNOWS where it all comes from, and its so marvelous! A marvel of wisdom. It puts everything in its place, it makes you REALIZE that all that play of the adverse forces is a way of seeing things (a necessary way at a given time, maybeby necessary, I mean practical), but its still an illusion; illnesses are a necessary way of seeing things to enable you to resist properly, to fight properly, but its still an illusion. And now, the BODY itself knows all thisas long as it was only the mind that knew it, it was a remote notion in the realm of ideas, but now the body itself knows it. And it is full not only of goodwill but also of an infinite Gratitudeit always wonders (thats its first movement), Do I have the capacity? And it always gets the same answer, It isnt YOUR capacity. Will I have the strength?It isnt YOUR strength. Even that sense of infirmity disappears in the joy of infinite Gratitude the thing is done with such goodness, such insight, such thoughtfulness, such care to maintain, as far as possible, a progressive balance.
   It came with a certitude, an OBVIOUSNESS: this is the process of transformation.

0 1963-12-21, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   And yet, of all movements, the one that gives perhaps the most joyan unalloyed joy, untainted by that egoismis spontaneous Gratitude.
   It is something very special. It isnt love, it isnt self-offering. Its a very FULL joy. Very full.
  --
   And when it can be a Gratitude without motive, that vibration (basically, the vibration of what exists towards the Cause of existence) then a great many barriers vanish instantly.
   (Mother contemplates that vibration of Gratitude for a long time)
   When you can enter that vibration in its purity, you realize immediately that it has the same quality as the vibration of Love: it is directionless. It isnt something going from one thing to another, it doesnt go from here to there (gesture from low to high) or there to here it is (round gesture) simultaneous and total.
  --
   Ultimately, Gratitude is only a very slightly colored hue of the essential Vibration of Love.
   (meditation)

0 1964-07-31, #Agenda Vol 05, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   There are too many guides, founders of sects, heads of temples or monasteries, sadhus or saints who intervene between humanity and the supreme Lord under the pretext that they are intermediaries, and who keep for their glorified little persons the waves of Gratitude that should go straight, straight to their true goal: the supreme Lord. I always refrain from having anything to do with those people, whether they are on earth or in the subtle world. Whatever the Lord wills for us He will always give us, and I prefer to receive it directly rather than through intermediaries, however great they may be.
   ***

0 1965-02-24, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Oh, if you want to be amused, I have received a letter from Alexandra David-Neel. You know that we had been corresponding and that she was the great protector of Tibetan lames (one of them was her son and he died there, so she was feeling quite lonely). I told her that we had been put in contact with all those Tibetans2 and I suggested she might take another one with her (because she had written to me about this). And I added that they would certainly be very glad to serve her in Gratitude for the great intellectual progress they would be making with hershe never forgave me! Never forgave me. Because I wrote intellectual instead of spiritual (I consider she is quite incapable of making anyone progress spiritually, while intellectually, she is first-rate). And since that time, no more letters, nothing. The other day, I got a letter in which she writes (Mother imitates the supercilious tone of the letter), Dear friend of the past, I have heard about the attack on the Ashram (you should have read the letter, it was marvelous!), and I hope that nothing untoward has happened to you. But now that the Ashrams invulnerability has been destroyed, attacks may recur, so I presume you will leave Pondicherry.3 (Mother laughs) I simply answered her, Dear friend of always (laughing), do not worry, all is well. Above the forces of destruction, there is the divine Grace, which protects and mends, and I simply put, Yours very affectionately. And I enclosed in the letter the message4 of the 21st.
   That woman is eating herself away. Every time I had the opportunity, I spoke to her about Buddhas love; I told her, But Buddha was full of love! And that makes her blood boil!

0 1967-05-06, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   But above all, I dont want anyone to know what I am saying here: everyone must be left to his own conception. As for him, he is convinced its Mahasaraswati who gave him back his life (all the same, he has much devotion for me, but that doesnt matter ). I dont want it known. I didnt say anything to him, I smiled at himyes, I told him, You are receptive. And when he expressed his Gratitude, I said, We needed you to do some work. Like that, quite simply.
   But I found that interesting, because Its generally like this: the Force is there, working, and if something comes (a call from someone, a prayer or something), all this (gesture to the forehead) generally remains absolutely still, immobile, letting only the Force pass through, and all I sometimes do is simply (gesture of offering or presenting something upward): Lord, here is this task, its for You. Thats all, and I leave it. But in this case, I was sitting at my table (the telegram had just come), and I concentrated and quite deliberately and consciously I put him in contact with the Force. Because there was a whole world of suggestions, he expected the end: This time its the end. So because of that, I concentrated and put a formation.

0 1967-09-13, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Friends of F.s, French people, who had come here once and have returned, wrote to me asking to see me. The young man wrote to me, saying, Last time, you looked at me for a long time and I was terrified by your look, is it necessary for me to come again? (Mother laughs) I had given him an appointment before reading his letter, so naturally I didnt look at him! But it made me see something. Because of that (or through that), I saw a whole thing. And the same day, the very same day, I got a letter from an Indian, a man of about forty-years-old, who wrote to me, When I was sitting in front of you, you looked at me for a long time and I felt that your eyes were burning all impurities in me. So naturally, he expressed his Gratitude.
   You know, when I go there (to the music room) to see people, I simply concentrate and there is a sort of invocation to the Lords Presence. And when He is there, when I feel the whole room full of Him, then its good. That is the sole will (immobile, passive gesture turned upward). I expressed this when I said to someone, I give them a bath of the Lord! And thats indeed how it is: His Presence, His Action His Presence, His Action Thats all. And when I look at them, there is no more person: there is only His Presence and His Action.

0 1968-07-06, #Agenda Vol 09, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Finally, a letter from P.L. telling the story: I somewhat restrained myself from writing to you and telling you about my new situation, which might have been precipitated at any moment. On my return, the Vatican adopted a dual policy: threats on one hand, and on the other, promotions and offers of fine situations. I had been absent from Rome since December 9: what strange illness could last such a long time? There was talk of subjecting me to a medical examination by three physicians, demanding the names of the clinics2 visited, and so forth. I consulted His Eminence and Msgr. R. Being expelled by the application of the rule suited no one neither my family, nor the Cardinal himself. So the solution was to take up my new post, assuring them that I had fully recovered: thus the investigations stopped; I was no longer prosecuted, my case was shelved. No doubt, curiosity and suspicion havent been allayed, but my life has gone back to routine, and after some time everyone will forget. I will see the Pope next month, and I may accompany him in his journey to Colombia at the end of August I will keep you informed. There is still the difficulty of his health which may prevent the journey. All that I have just told you is quite external to myself and I hardly participate in it; Id rather write about my consciousness: it hasnt changedit has remained fastened to Mothers influence. I feel her protection; everything is easy, for she is with me; she gives me the suitable answer. Like a mantra, I repeat, Oh, Mother, with your help is anything impossible? More than that, the joy she has put in my heart remains unshakable. My thought flies away towards her, full of Gratitude. Msgr. R. told His Eminence I had been at the Ashram: the Cardinal is delighted. R. has finished reading your book: in his mass he has preached Aurobindos ideas. He told me he has come into contact with Mother: he is going to write to her, and later will go and see her. He has accepted Aurobindos message as a solution for the world. I must still tell you the joy the telegram gave me: to Mother all my Gratitude.
   (Mother goes into a long contemplation)

0 1968-07-17, #Agenda Vol 09, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Mother, it is without the least reservation that I give you this name of Mother, to you who have given life back to my favorite son. His stay at the Ashram has marked an essential stage. There has been in his inmost being a radical upheaval. May I add that I myself feel your powerful and benevolent protection? I have the impression of being understood by you, and I feel I am the inheritoralong with your numerous sons, daughters and disciplesof the spiritual treasures accumulated each day by your fidelity to the mission entrusted to you. With my deep and intense Gratitude, may you accept, Mother, the token of my respectful and filial piety.
   Do you have this mans photo? No?

0 1969-01-04, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Yes, just like me with my family! Last week I received a letter from someone (I forget her name) who writes to me, Dear Aunt! (Mother laughs) But the children of my brother [Matto], I dont know them, even less their own children. My family is a large one too. This one [who has written to Mother] is the daughter of a sister of my grandmo ther! She writes (it seems she subscribes to the Bulletin) that I have helped her for years and she expresses her Gratitude, and then says she is dreaming of coming to India.
   One of my brothers daughters (I think) married a Japanese and came here with her Japanese husb and I saw himand she has a flock of kids! But my brothers son and his other daughter, I dont know them.

0 1969-05-28, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   But I slowly began to understand the meaning of all that had taken place. An immense Gratitude rose from my heart towards the Supreme, as did an entire self-giving so that His Will may be accomplished everywhere.
   I perceived the meaning of the great promise:

0 1969-08-23, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Deep Gratitude for blessing. I am always at thy service.
   V. V. Giri

0 1970-03-21, #Agenda Vol 11, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   One funny thing: a woman who was here (she left) wrote a letter which came in an envelope (an envelope that came in the mail with stamps and postmark from Geneva): a letter abusing the Ashram for the way she was treated here. At the same time (that letter came yesterday), this morning, a wire from Bombay thanking me for her stay! I mean, a telegram full of Gratitude, saying, I am leaving on Saturday for Geneva (that is, today). And the letter from Geneva came earlieryesterdaywhile the telegram reached today! (Mother laughs) Impossible to understand. And there was the date on the telegram, of course. And the same names. The one full of abuse, the other full of thanks! Its not the only examplethis one is more recent, which is why I mention it.
   There is clearly a will to upset all our so-called habitual knowledge.

0 1971-09-04, #Agenda Vol 12, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Quite a number of the tapes used to record these conversations were procured thanks to this very nice German man. We would also like to mention an American couple, M.R., who gave the majority of the tapes, and a few others, with Gratitude.
   This is what Mother wrote to Sujata's father, Prithwi Singh, in 1953 about the passing away of Sri Aurobindo: "At 1:26 in the morning, when I was in his room, he was steadily coming out of his body into mine; it was so much that I felt a physical friction in the cells of my body; with it a great power entered into me and I felt capable of resuscitating him. But when I told him, he said, 'No, it is purposely that I have left my body, I will not come back into it, I will return in a new body, the first body built in the supramental way.' But," Mother added, "he did not tell me the time when he would return."

0 1971-10-16, #Agenda Vol 12, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   >To the ideal Initiatrix (thats you, the initiatrix) as an expression of admiration and Gratitude. The respectful homage of the author, who would be most happy to receive, written in her hand, some advice concerning the psycho-mental technique whose practice would give mastery and control over the neurophysiological functions with a view to diminishing and conquering the sensation of pain and physico-nervous suffering.
   Oh! Oh! Its curious, its just the experiences I am having now. Thats rather strange. I just wanted to tell you about that today.

0 1971-12-29b, #Agenda Vol 12, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Through these critical months I have thought constantly of you. I can find no words with which to express my Gratitude for your support. Your blessings are a great source of strength. Our difficulties are not over.
   (Mother nods her head)

0 1972-01-12, #Agenda Vol 13, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Then Courage. Then Prudence, Charity, Justice, Goodness, Patience, Sweetness, Thoughtfulness. And then Gratitude.
   Yes.
  --
   Mother later ordered the list of the twelve powers or "qualities" in the following sequence: Sincerity, Humility, Gratitude, Perseverance, Aspiration, Receptivity, Progress, Courage, Goodness, Generosity, Equanimity, Peace.
   The experience of joining the vision of the whole together with the vision of all the details.

0 1972-01-19, #Agenda Vol 13, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   3) Gratitude
   4) Perseverance

0 1972-02-01, #Agenda Vol 13, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Only if we give ourselves entirely to the Divine with total trust and Gratitude will the difficulties be surmounted.
   ***

0 1972-03-11, #Agenda Vol 13, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   With Gratitude, I remain, Venerable Lord,
   respectfully and faithfully yours,

0 1972-04-05, #Agenda Vol 13, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Stricken with cancer, Vasudha could no longer serve Mother actively but came and saw her every day for a few moments. Her exit was a real tragedy. Had she been there, nothing would have happenedshe knew and she understood. For so many years she had discreetly kept watch not only over Mother but also over the privacy and secrecy of our conversations with Mother, making sure that no one disturbed us and above all encroached on the time Mother gave us. I can never express enough Gratitude to herand my infinite regret. There was someone in that pack who understood and that someone was taken away from Motherwhy?
   Which was not the case, since in Pranab's own words, "it [Mother's passing] looked to me as if a candle was slowly extinguishing."

0 1972-04-26, #Agenda Vol 13, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   She wrote me a very nice letter to express her Gratitude, and she asked if I had something to tell her, so thats what I replied.
   It seems she speaks in earnest about Indias spiritual mission.

03.11 - True Humility, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Humility is unreservedly humble, as it envisages the immensity of the labour the Divine has undertaken, sees the Grace, infinite and inscrutable, working miracles every moment: and it is full of Gratitude and thanksgiving and quiet trust and hopefulness. Certainly, it means self-forgetfulness and selflessness, as it cannot co-exist with the sense of personal worth and merit, with any appreciation of one's own tapasya and achievement, even as it thrives ill upon self-abasement and self-denigration, for if one is rajasic, the other is tamasic egoismegoism, in any case. Absolute nullity of the egoistic self is the condition needed, but anything less than that, any lowering of the consciousness beyond this zero point means reaffirming the ego in a wrong direction. True humility has an unostentatious quietness, as it has a living and secret contact with the divine consciousness.
   ***

04.03 - To the Heights III, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   All my heart melts into a fountain of Gratitude
   And tears rush to the eyes

06.35 - Second Sight, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Human contact has thus a harmful effect upon the animal's instinctive life. But in another way it may have an uplifting influence too. Some of the refined human sentimentssympathy, Gratitude, faithfulness, self-sacrificein a pronounced human way find expression in animals that are domesticated and live close to man and within the human atmosphere. It is true many of these feelings are not totally absent in the animal kingdom (especially in the higher strata) in its natural or wild state, but they belong to the level of pure feeling or impulse and have not risen to the level of sentiments which have a mental element infused into their vital stuff. Indeed a strong mental element, a reasoning capacity sometimes very clearly develops in the domestic animal.
   The animal acts by instinct, we say; that is to say, it goes straight to the thing to be done: in order to do a thing it does not make a choice between possibilities, there is no selective process in its consciousness. It is the human consciousness alone that says, this is not to be done, but that to be done, not this but that or puts the question, which one, to be or not to be? This is what we mean by discrimination or deliberation. Normally, this faculty is absent in the animal. We have said of refined feelings in man; refined here need not mean always ennobled or morally elevated; it may mean also more subtle, more complicated and be applied to some baseracutely perversefeelings which are perhaps peculiarly human. Domestic animals sometimes contract them from men: jealousy, spitefulness, vengeance, vindictiveness of an extreme degree are likely to be found more among animals living with men than those that are in the wild state. We have heard of elephants brooding over a hurt or even an insult for long months and taking revenge when occasion presents itself. And we have heard of a cat jumping out of a window into the street below and killing itself simply because it thought its mistress showed more love towards another cat.

07.25 - Prayer and Aspiration, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   There are many kinds of prayers. There is one external and physical, that is to say, simply words learnt by rote and repeated mechanically. It does not mean much. It has usually one result, however, making you quiet. If you go on repeating a few words or sounds for some time, it puts you into a state of calmness in the end. There is another kind which is the natural expression of a wish; you want a particular thing and you express it clearly. You can pray for an, object or for a circumstance, you can pray also for a person or for yourself. There is still another kind in which the prayer borders on aspiration and the two meet: it is the spontaneous formulation of a living experience; it shoots out of the depth of your being, it is the utterance of something lived within: it wants to express Gratitude for the experience, asks for its continuation or seeks an explanation. It is then, what I said, almost an aspiration. Aspiration, however, does not necessarily formulate itself in words; if it uses words at all, it makes of them a kind of invocation. Thus, you wish to be in a certain condition. You have, for example, found in you something which is not in harmony with your ideal, a movement of obscurity or ignorance or even bad will. You wish to see it changed. You do not express the thing in so many words, but it rises up in you like a flame, an ardent offering of the experience itself which seeks increase and greatening to be made more clear and precise. It is true all this is capable of being expressed in words, if one tries to recall and note down the experience. But the experience, the aspiration itself is, as I say, like a flame shooting up and contains within it the very thing it asks for. I say asks for, but the movement is not at all that of a desire; it is truly a flame, the flame of purifying will carrying at its centre the very object which it wished to be realised. The discovery of a fault in you impels you to make it an occasion for more progress, for greater self-discipline, for further ascension towards the Divine. It opens out a door upon your future, which you wish to be clearer, truer, intenser; all that gathers in you like a concentrated force and tosses you up in a movement of ascension. It needs no expression in words. It is indeed a flame that leaps up. Such is true aspiration. Prayer usually is something much more external; it is about a very precise object. It is always formulated; for the formulation itself makes what a prayer is. You may have an aspiration and you can transcribe it into a prayer, but the aspiration itself exceeds the prayer. It is something much more intimate, much more self-forgetful, living only in the object it wishes to be or the thing to do, almost identified with it. A prayer can be of a very high quality. Instead of being a request for a fulfilment of your particular desire, it may express your thankfulness and gratefulness for what the Divine has done and is doing for you. You are not busy with your little self and its egoistic interests, you ask for the Divine's ways in you and in the world. This leads you to the border of aspiration. For aspiration too has many degrees and it is expressed on many levels. But the core of aspiration is in the psychic being, it is there at its purest, for there is its origin and source. Prayers come from the other, the lower or secondary levels of being. That is to say, there are physical or material prayers, asking for physical or material things, vital prayers, mental prayers; there are psychic prayers and spiritual prayers too. Each has its own character and its own value. I say again there is a certain type of prayer which is so spontaneous and so disinterested, more like an appeal or a call, generally not for one's own sake, but acting sometimes like an intercession with the Divine on behalf of others. Such a prayer is extremely powerful. I have seen innumerable cases where such a prayer had brought about its immediate fulfilment. It means a great faith, a great fervour, a great sincerity and also a great simplicity of heart, something which does not calculate, which does not bargain or barter, does not give with the idea of receiving. The majority of prayers are precisely made with the idea of giving so that one may receive. But I was speaking of the rarer variety which also does exist, which is a kind of thanksgiving, a canticle or a hymn.
   To sum up then it can be said that a prayer is always formed of words. Words have different values, according to the state of consciousness of the person when he formulates it. But always prayer is a formulated thing. But one can aspire without formulating. And then, prayer needs a person to whom one prays. There is, of course, a certain class of people whose conception of the universe is such that there is no room in it for the Divine (the famous French scientist Laplace, for example). Such people are not likely to favour the existence of any being superior to themselves to whom they can appeal or look up for guidance and help. There is no question of prayer for them. But even they, though they may not pray, may aspire. They may not believe in God, but they may believe, for example, in progress. They may conceive of the world as a progressive movement, that it is becoming better and better, rising higher and higher, growing constantly to a nobler fulfilment. They can ask for, will for, aspire for such progress; they need not look for the Divine. Aspiration requires faith, certainly, but not faith necessarily in a personal God. But prayer is always addressed to a person, a person who hears and grants it. There lies the great difference between the two. Intellectual people admit aspiration, but prayer they consider as something inferior, fit for unintellectual persons. The mystics say, aspiration is quite all right, but if your aspiration is to be heard and fulfilled, you must also pray, know how to pray and to whomwho else but the Divine? The aspiration need not be towards any person; the aspiration is not for a person, but for a state of consciousness, a knowledge, a realisation. Prayer adds to it the relation to a person. Prayer is a personal thing addressed to a person for a thing which he alone can grant.

08.17 - Psychological Perfection, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Now, there is a movement which one can have and constantly along with devotion, as complementary to ita sense of Gratitude, that the Divine exists and one feels a kind of gratefulness, born of wonder, which fills you truly with a sublime joy; the very fact that the Divine exists, that there is something in the universe which is the Divine, that it is not merely a monstrosity that we see here below, brings a flow of unspeakable gladness in you. Every time the least thing puts you in contact with this sublime reality of the Divine's existence, whether directly or indirectly, your heart is filled with a feeling so intense, so marvellous, the feeling precisely of a profound Gratitude which has of all things the sweetest savour, that no other joy can bring. So I say devotion by itself is incomplete, it must have Gratitude as its companion.
   We come to the next term. I spoke to you once of courage; I said courage means the taste for adventure, the supreme adventure. This taste for the supreme adventure is Aspirationaspiration that seizes you wholly and throws you without calculation or reserve, without the possibility of withdrawal, into the great adventure of the discovery of the Divine, the great adventure of meeting the Divine and the still greater adventure of realising the Divine. It means plunging into an unknown venture without looking backward, without asking even for a moment what is going to happen for if you ask where you are going to fall, you never start, you remain fixed where you are, both your feet firmly rooted on the spot, fearing lest you lose your balance. That is why I call the thing courage. But truly it is aspiration. The two go together. True aspiration is something full of courage.

08.27 - Value of Religious Exercises, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   I have been to holy places. I have seen monuments considered as very highly religious, in France, in Japan and elsewhere; they were not always the same kind of temples or churches nor were they the same gods but the impression they left on me, my experiences of them were everywhere almost the same, with but slight differences. There is usually a force concentrated at the place, but its character depends entirely upon the faith of the faithful; also there is a difference between the force as it really exists and the form in which it appears to the faithful. For instance, in a most famous and most beautiful place of worship which was, from the standpoint of art, the most magnificent creation one could imagine, I saw within its holy of holies a huge black Spider that had spread its net all around, caught within it and absorbed all the energies emanating from the devotion of the people, their prayers and all that. It was not a very pleasant spectacle. But the people who were there and prayed felt the divine contact, they received all kinds of benefit from their prayers. And yet the truth of the matter was what I saw. The people had the faith and their faith changed what was bad into something that was good to them. Now if I had gone and told them: 'you think it is God you are praying to! it is only a formidable vital Spider that is sucking your force,' surely it would not have been very charitable on my part. But everywhere it is almost the same thing. There is a vital Force presiding. And vital beings feed upon the vibrations of human emotion. Very few are they, a microscopic number, who go to the temples and churches and holy places with the true religious feeling, that is to say, not to pray or beg something of God, but to offer themselves, to express Gratitude, to aspire, to surrender. One in a million would be too many. These when they are there, get some touch of the Divine just for the moment. But all others go only out of superstition, egoism, self-interest and create the atmosphere as it is found and it is that that you usually brea the in when you go to a holy place; only as you go there with a good feeling, you say to yourself "what a peace-giving spot!"
   I am sorry to say it. But it is like that. I tell you I have purposely made the experiment to some extent everywhere. Perhaps I came across at times in far-away small cornerslike a small village church, for exampleplaces where there was real peace and quiet and some true aspiration. Barring that, everywhere it is but a web of adverse vital forces that use everything for their food. The bigger the congregation, the more portentous the vital deity. Besides, in the invisible world it is only the vital beings that like to be worshipped. For, as I have said, that pleases them, gives them importance. They are puffed up with pride and are happy; when they can have a troop of people adoring them, they reach the very height of satisfaction.

09.01 - Prayer and Aspiration, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Or you may pray to express your Gratitude to the Divine for what He has done for you, for what you see in Him, for what you wish to do for Him in thankfulness. Evidently it is the highest kind of prayer, for it is not exclusively concerned with one's own self. It is of a great order, this prayer of thanksgiving.
   It is the meeting ground of prayer and aspiration. Such prayers are the spontaneous formulation of an experience that has been lived; it pours out from within the being, as the expression of a deep realisation, a yearning to sing praises for this experience that has been granted, a desire that the experience may continue or be explained. All this is very near to aspiration.

09.02 - Meditation, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Collective meditation, of which the most external form is collective prayer, has been practised since ancient times for different reasons, in different ways, and with different purposes. Groups of persons, whether belonging to the same Church or not, come together to express a common feeling; in certain cases, it is to sing together in praise of God, to chant a hymn of Gratitude, expressing love, adoration, thankfulness. In other cases,there are many historical examples of thispeople gather together for a common invocation, to ask something from the Divine in the hope that a prayer done collectively will have more effect than an individual prayer. Thus, in Europe prophets announced that in the year one thousand of grace there would be the end of the world; everywhere crowds assembled to implore the divine protection and to pray that the catastrophe might be averted. More recently in modern times, when the king of England, George VI, had an attack of pneumonia and was almost on the point of death, the British people gathered not only in churches but even in the streets in front of the royal palace, to pray in common and to ask God to save their king. This is of course a most external form, I could say, a most worldly meditation in community. Besides, in all groups of Initiation, in all spiritual schools of ancient times and naturally in modern times also, meditation in community has always been practised; here the purpose is evidently very different. People gather together to make a collective progress, to open themselves to a force, a light and an influence; it is somewhat like that which we all try to do here. There are two ways to proceed, and both are excellent. For individual meditation, first of all, one must prepare to meditate, that is to say, after sitting down in a posture, at the same time comfortable enough not to be too cramped, and not too comfortable either lest you should fall asleep, one establishes the calm and the silence, not only externally but internally and then one gathers as far as possible one's consciousness which is generally dispersed in all kinds of thoughts and preoccupations. One brings back the consciousness as completely as one can, and concentrates it in the region of the heart, towards the solar plexus, so that all the active energies which are in the head, all which make the brain active are turned and concentrated on this point. This may be done in a few seconds, or in a few minutes. It depends upon each one; when you have prepared yourself in this way, you have the choice between two attitudes: active and passive.
   What I call an active attitude is to concentrate on the person who guides the meditation with the will to open yourself to receive what is being given to you or to the force with which you are put in contact. It is active, because here there is a will which acts and an active concentration to open yourself to someone or something.

09.04 - The Divine Grace, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   But then you must be able to see. When things are realised, most often people find that quite natural; they do not care to see even why and how it has so happened; they simply say, "Yes, but of course it had to be so." And thus they lose the joy of gratefulness. After all, if one can be full of gratefulness and Gratitude for the Divine Grace, then that is the last thing; you begin to see that at every step things are exactly what they should be and the very best that can be. It is then that Sachchidananda begins to gather Himself and refashion His Unity.
   ***

1.01 - On Love, #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
  To return home at eventide with Gratitude;
  And then to sleep with a prayer for the beloved in your heart and a song of praise upon your lips.

1.01 - Principles of Practical Psycho therapy, #The Practice of Psycho therapy, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  neurotic symptoms with Gratitude, because, like a barometer, they
  invariably told him when and where he was straying from his individual

1.01 - Sri Aurobindo, #Words Of The Mother I, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  O Lord, Divine Builder of this marvel, my heart overflows with joy and Gratitude when I think of it, and my hope has no bounds.
  My adoration is beyond all words, my reverence is silent.

1.01 - The King of the Wood, #The Golden Bough, #James George Frazer, #Occultism
  their Gratitude by dedicating likenesses of the diseased members to
  the goddess, in accordance with a custom which is still observed in

1.01 - To Watanabe Sukefusa, #Beating the Cloth Drum Letters of Zen Master Hakuin, #unset, #Zen
  12). Hakuin's ideas on the subject may be summed up fairly well in the calligraphic works he prepared and distributed in large numbers to people. These works consisted of one large character, filiality or parent, followed by the inscription, "There is no more valuable act of filiality than to save one's father and mother from the sad fate of an unfortunate rebirth in the next life"-exactly the sentiments Hakuin had expressed to Sukefusa as a young monk. a It was considered extremely unfilial to injure or disfigure the body of one's (male) children. This was especially heinous in the case of an eldest son, who, according to the canons of filial piety, is venerated because of his superior birth, age, and gender. b Although not all of these references can be traced, most of them are found in Tales of the TwentyFour Paragons of Filial Virtue (Ehr-shih-ssu hsiao), a popular Confucian text of the Yuan dynasty that was reprinted and widely read in Edo Japan. c A legendary sage ruler of ancient China. According to Mencius, when ministers came to him with good advice, Yu always received it with deep Gratitude.

10.23 - Prayers and Meditations of the Mother, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   I then thought of all those who were watching over the ship to safeguard and protect our route, and in Gratitude, I willed that Thy peace should be born and live in their hearts; then I thought of all those who, confident and carefree, slept the sleep of inconscience and, with solicitude for their miseries, pity for their latent suffering which would awake in them in their own waking, I willed that a little of Thy Peace might dwell in their hearts and bring to birth in them the life of the Spirit, the light which dispels ignorance. I then thought of the dwellers of this vast sea, visible and invisible, and I willed that over them might be extended Thy Peace. I thought next of those whom we had left far away and whose affection is with us, and with a great tenderness I willed for them Thy conscious and lasting Peace, the plenitude of Thy Peace proportioned to their capacity to receive it. Then I thought of all those to whom we are going, who are restless with childish preoccupations and fight for mean competitions of interest in ignorance and egoism and ardently, in a great aspiration for them I asked for the plenty light of Thy Peace. I next thought of all those whom we know, of all those whom we do not know, of all the life that is working itself out, of all that has changed its form and all that is not yet in form, and for all that, and also for all of which I cannot think, for all that is present to my memory and for all that I forget, in a great eg ingathering and mute adoration, I implored Thy Peace.
   What I willed for them, with Thy will, at the moments when I could be in a true communion with Thee, grant that they may have received it on the day when, striving to forget external contingencies, they turned towards their noblest thought, towards their best feelings.
  --
   I thank them with Gratitude for all the charm they have been able to impart from the outside to our life; I wish, if they are destined to pass for a long or a brief period into other hands than ours, that these hands may be gentle to them and may feel all the respect that is due to what Thy divine Love, O Lord, has made to emerge from the dark inconscience of chaos. (3.3.1914)
   A deep concentration seized on me, and I perceived that I was identifying myself with a single cherry-blossom, then through it with all cherry-blossoms, and as I descended deeper in the consciousness, following a stream of bluish force, I became suddenly the cherry-tree itself, stretching towards the sky like so many arms its innumerable branches laden with their sacrifice of flowers. Then I heard distinctly this sentence:

1.023 - The Believers, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  78. It is He who produced for you the hearing, and the eyesight, and the feelings. But little Gratitude you show.
  79. And it is He who multiplied you on earth, and to Him you will be gathered.

1.025 - The Criterion, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  62. And it is He who made the night and the day alternate—for whoever desires to reflect, or desires to show Gratitude.
  63. The servants of the Merciful are those who walk the earth in humility, and when the ignorant address them, they say, “Peace.”

1.027 - The Ant, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  40. He who had knowledge from the Book said, “I will bring it to you before your glance returns to you.” And when he saw it settled before him, he said, “This is from the grace of my Lord, to test me, whether I am grateful or ungrateful. He who is grateful, his Gratitude is to his own credit; but he who is ungrateful—my Lord is Independent and Generous.”
  41. He said, “Disguise her throne for her, and we shall see whether she will be guided, or remains one of the misguided.”

1.02 - MAPS OF MEANING - THREE LEVELS OF ANALYSIS, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  What shall be the sign of our Gratitude before thee?
  Come, let us make something whose name shall be called Sanctuary.
  --
  recapitulated in adulthood, with the maternal object of fear and respect, hope, love and Gratitude abstracted
  into experience itself.
  --
  wished to show their Gratitude.
  Then the old King thought, What if my son really was innocent? And he said to his people, If only

1.02 - The Virtues, #Words Of Long Ago, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  My name is Gratitude.
  1904

1.03 - .REASON. IN PHILOSOPHY, #Twilight of the Idols, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
  with reverence and Gratitude, is, for the present, the most finely
  adjusted instrument at our disposal: it is able to register even such

1.03 - The Gods, Superior Beings and Adverse Forces, #Words Of The Mother III, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  It is a great ignorance that makes a being answer to the suggestions of the forces of darkness and destruction. With a true sense of Gratitude for the Divines infinite mercy, one would be saved from such dangers.
  What are these suggestions that sometimes invade me?

1.03 - To Layman Ishii, #Beating the Cloth Drum Letters of Zen Master Hakuin, #unset, #Zen
  I find my entire back streaming with profuse sweat, partly in shame, partly in Gratitude. My only request is that after reading this letter, you will pass it on to the fire god with instructions to consign it to his eternal storehouse. Ha. Ha.
  HOZ, 2:166-79
  --
  Hakuin's building and publishing projects. Most of the half-dozen or so other letters that Hakuin wrote Ishii are expressions of Gratitude for donations and gifts received, or services rendered. In one letter, Hakuin thanks Ishii for a large supply of cut tobacco that Ishii had sent to fuel Hakuin's wellknown pipe habit. A long verse Hakuin sent Ishii, one of the most remarkable pieces in the Poison
  Blossoms collection, is an expression of thanks for two large boulders Ishii had donated to the Shinji gardens. The verse is filled with vivid images describing the progress of the unwieldy objects as they are rafted down from the foothills of Mount Fuji, landed on the coast near Hara village, then manhandled overl and to Shin-ji, making us feel the excitement and impatience Hakuin experienced as he awaited their arrival (a translation is found in The Religious Art of Zen Master Hakuin, 129-
  --
  Although remarks of a personal nature are scattered throughout this letter, reminding the reader that it is indeed a letter, it is for the most part a series of discourses that Hakuin apparently composed to express his Gratitude to Ishii for having taken care of one of his monks, an attendant named Boku, who had fallen ill. Hakuin presents these as a word-for-word account of the instructions he gave Boku upon the attendant's return from Ishii's residence, although the message they contain seems intended
   primarily for the recipient of the letter, Layman Ishii himself.

1.04 - On Knowledge of the Future World., #The Alchemy of Happiness, #Al-Ghazali, #Sufism
  It should be kept in mind, that you possess two classes of qualities or attributes. One class includes those which result from the union existing between your body and your spirit, viz: hunger, thirst, sleep, eating and drinking. These qualities become useless at death. The other class includes qualities belonging solely to your spirit, such as the knowledge of God, and the love of God, and the qualities which tend to secure these two, as Gratitude, submission and supplication. These are qualities of your individual self, which do not pass away with death, but on the contrary the fruits of them will be ever growing and developing. The language of the blessed God in the words, "the permanent things are the holy virtues,"1points to these qualities. That spirit is also enduring and eternal, which is destitute of love and knowledge, which indeed knows nothing and has no delight in or affection for these [77] things, but it will be blind and wretched : as God declares in his word : "He who was blind in this world will be blind in the future world, and in a most fatal path of error."1
  The nature of death cannot be understood, unless we are acquainted with these two kinds of spirit and with the relations of dependence between them. Know, then, O seeker, that the animal spirit belongs to the inferior world. The elements of its four humors, blood, phlegm, bile and black bile, are fire, air, water and earth. The animal spirit is a product of a delicate exhalation from these elements. The variations in the measure of a man's health depend on the variations of heat, cold, dryness and moisture. Hence it is the object of the science of medicine to preserve these four elements in their due proportions, so that they may serve as instruments to secure perfection to the human spirit.2

1.04 - The Divine Mother - This Is She, #Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo, #Nirodbaran, #Integral Yoga
  Now we come to a different field of activity altogether, one whose place in Yoga will be strongly challenged, especially when the Mother herself used it as a means of sadhana: her playing tennis. I won't discuss the issue, for the quotation cited above gives the answer. Before she started playing tennis the Mother joined our young group in playing table-tennis. When a young boy asked her if he could install a table in his house for the game, the Mother replied, "Why not at Nanteuil?[4] then I can come and play too." He was much surprised and delighted at the divine proposal! She must have found it a good light exercise as well as an admirable means of contact with the young set which was gradually increasing; it was perhaps also her yogic means of action upon them. After a year or so the Mother decided to have a tennis court. She might have felt that she needed some more brisk exercise in the open air. She often talked of her project to Sri Aurobindo. One day we heard that the entire wasteland along the north-eastern seaside was taken on a long lease from the Government and a part of it would be made into tennis courts and the rest into a playground. One cannot imagine now what this place was like before. It was one of the filthiest spots of Pondicherry, full of thistles and wild undergrowth, an open place for committing nuisance as well as a pasture for pigs! The stink and the loathsome sight made the place a Stygian sore and a black spot on the colonial Government. The Mother changed this savage wasteland into a heavenly playground, almost a supramental transformation of Matter. The sea-front was clothed in a vision of beauty and delight. If for nothing else, for this transformation at least, Pondicherry should be eternally grateful to the Mother. But who remembers the past? Gratitude is a rare human virtue. I was particularly very happy, first, because I was fond of tennis; secondly, I fancied that Yoga would be now made easy. Who could ever think of tennis in Yoga! But woe to me, how it completely upset my balance!
  All this, however, is by the way. My point was to demonstrate the Mother's method of working. As soon as the plot was acquired, she went about the work in her usual one-pointed manner. And what a job it was! To build a long rampart against the surges of the sea was itself a gigantic enterprise for a private institution like our Ashram without any income of its own. But I shall confine myself to the construction of the tennis courts only. She did not count the expense; men and money were freely employed, for the courts had to be made ready within a minimum period of time. We have observed that when the Mother feels the need for a work to be done, she goes ahead, confident that the required resources will come. In the present case, there was also the question of the right worker to see the project through. The Mother said to Sri Aurobindo, "I know there is one man who can do it." It was Monoranjan Ganguli, a sadhak. I saw him at this work and was really amazed at his wonderful devotion to the Mother, his determination to fulfil the trust she had placed in him. He supervised the operation with unfailing love and duty and cool temper, making the tennis ground his home and passing many sleepless nights sitting on a stool. When I asked him why he should be in such a hurry, he replied, "Mother wants it so. I must finish it within the appointed time." "Is it possible? Only a few days are left!" I voiced my doubt. "Oh, I must!" and he did. A singular feat indeed, and again the Mother's right choice.
  --
  We owe, by the way, a debt of Gratitude to the Mother's brother, for it was his indirect intervention in the Colonial Office of the French Government at Paris that went a long way towards removing a very great threat to the Ashram's existence, brought about by the manipulation of the British India Government.
  I come now to the last of her day's activities that I have witnessed as well as heard about from others. It was one of the strangest I could think of and could be taken up by her alone, for her inspiration comes from to quote Nishikanto's phrase a "God-white source" riot from human reason. I mean her evening meditation and Pranam. I have already made a reference to them. The meditation started in a very reasonable manner at about 8.00 p.m. She would go down and, standing in the middle of the lower part of the staircase, give a silent meditation to all sitting below for about half an hour; then she would come up, look in on Sri Aurobindo, and come back after a while with his supper. Once she said to him, "After a long time, the gods have come to the meditation." This recalls Sri Aurobindo's verses:

1.05 - Morality and War, #Words Of The Mother III, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  For all those whom the Divine Grace has kept far from the horrible conflict which is tearing men apart, the only way to express their Gratitude is by a complete consecration of their whole being to the divine work.
  May 1940

1.05 - MORALITY AS THE ENEMY OF NATURE, #Twilight of the Idols, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
  winds are blowing up from the south. Or unconscious Gratitude for a
  good digestion (sometimes called "brotherly love"). Or the serenity

1.076 - Man, #Quran, #unset, #Zen
  9. “We only feed you for the sake of God. We want from you neither compensation, nor Gratitude.
  10. We dread from our Lord a frowning grim Day.”

1.07 - The Literal Qabalah (continued), #A Garden of Pomegranates - An Outline of the Qabalah, #Israel Regardie, #Occultism
  Arthur Edward Waite there is due a great debt of Gratitude.
  For although Mr. Waite frankly confesses himself to be a

1.08 - BOOK THE EIGHTH, #Metamorphoses, #Ovid, #Poetry
  By gifts to Heav'n his Gratitude express'd:
  Cull'd sheafs, to Ceres; to Lyaeus, wine;

1.08 - The Depths of the Divine, #Sex Ecology Spirituality, #Ken Wilber, #Philosophy
  Nature is a symbol of spirit. . . . Before the revelations of the Soul, time, space and nature shrink away. . . . In the hour of vision there is nothing that can be called Gratitude, nor properly joy. The Soul raised over passion beholds identity and eternal causation, perceives the self-existence of Truth and Right, and calms itself with knowing that all things go well. Vast spaces of nature, the Atlantic Ocean, the South Sea; long intervals of time, years, centuries, are of no account. . . .
  Let us stun and astonish the intruding rabble of men and books and institutions by a simple declaration of the divine fact. Bid the intruders take the shoes from off their feet, for God is here within. Let our simplicity judge them, and our docility to our own law demonstrate the poverty of Nature beside our native riches.13

1.08 - The Four Austerities and the Four Liberations, #On Education, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Since we have decided to reserve love in all its splendour for our personal relationship with the Divine, we shall replace it in our relations with others by a total, unvarying, constant and egoless kindness and goodwill that will not expect any reward or Gratitude or even any recognition. However others may treat you, you will never allow yourself to be carried away by any resentment; and in your unmixed love for the Divine, you will leave him sole judge as to how he is to protect you and defend you against the misunderstanding and bad will of others.
  You will await your joys and pleasures from the Divine alone. In him alone will you seek and find help and support. He will comfort you in all your sorrows, guide you on the path, lift you up if you stumble, and if there are moments of failure and exhaustion, he will take you up in his strong arms of love and enfold you in his soothing sweetness.

1.09 - SKIRMISHES IN A WAY WITH THE AGE, #Twilight of the Idols, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
  This is indeed the sort of Gratitude that humanity is capable of: it
  _misunderstands_ its benefactors.

11.15 - Sri Aurobindo, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Standing on the mental plane, immured within the dimensions of Reason and mental intelligence, it is not easy to contemplate the type of consciousness that will be; even as it was difficult for the ape to envisage the advent of his successor, man. But certain characteristic signs, rudimentary or fragmentary movements of the higher status are visible in the mental consciousness even as it is: the ape likewise was not without a glimmer of Reason and logic, even the faculty of ratiocination that seems to be the exclusive property of man. There is, for example, a movement we call Intuition, so different from Reason to which even Scientists and Mathematicians acknowledge their debt of Gratitude for so many of their discoveries and inventions. There is also the other analogous movement called Inspiration that rules the poet and the artist disclosing to them a world of beauty and reality that is not available to the normal human consciousness. Again, there is yet another group of human beings at the top of the ladder of evolutionmystics and sageswho see the truth, possess the truth direct through a luminous immediacy of perception, called Revelation. Now, all these functionings of consciousness that happen frequently enough within the domain of normal humanity are still expressions of a higher mode of consciousness: they are not the product or play of Reason or logical intelligence which marks the character, the differentia of human consciousness.
   But, as at present, these are mere glimmers and glimpses from elsewhere and man has no comm and or control over them. They are beyond the habitual conscious will, they come and go as they like, happy visitations from another world, they do not abide our question and are not at our beck and call. The Supermind, on the contrary, is in full possession of that consciousness of which these are faint beginnings and distant echoes. The Superman will be born when man has risen above his mind and emerged into the supramental consciousness.

1.13 - Conclusion - He is here, #Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo, #Nirodbaran, #Integral Yoga
  Those of us who grieved over the tremendous loss received a sharp reprimand from the Mother, "To grieve is an insult to Sri Aurobindo who is here with us, conscious and alive." And "The lack of receptivity of the earth and men is mostly responsible for the decision Sri Aurobindo has taken regarding his body. But one thing is certain: what has happened on the physical plane affects in no way the truth of his teaching. All that he has said is perfectly true and remains so. Time and the course of events will prove it abundantly." And how much he worked for us, for the world, can be gauged by the inscription in English and French on the Samadhi as an offering of the Mother's Gratitude:
  "To Thee who hast been the material envelope of our Master, to Thee our infinite Gratitude. Before Thee who hast done so much for us, who hast worked, struggled, suffered, hoped, endured so much, before Thee who hast willed all, attempted all, prepared, achieved all for us, before Thee we bow down and implore that we may never forget, even for a moment, all we owe to Thee."
  Let us see now what have been the effects, direct and indirect, of that withdrawal. First of all, by virtue of this tremendous sacrifice the Supramental Light which had been descending into the most outward physical since 1938 but could not be fixed there, was at last fixed in the earth-consciousness. This massive descent into his own body and extending through it into all Matter was a crowning achievement of his Yoga at the expense of his body's sacrifice and an act of unparalleled self-effacement for the sake of the earth-transformation. The next step that was to follow was the great Manifestation which took place in 1956. The Mother is reported to have said after it, "Now my work is done." This means that essentially what she and Sri Aurobindo had been wanting to do was achieved, but the details had to be consciously worked out and a concentrated yoga is required to hasten the evolution. There is no doubt that the Manifestation, so soon in the wake of his departure, was the direct result of Sri Aurobindo's sacrifice. One might argue that it should have been possible without his leaving the body. Quite true, but it was getting delayed, as Sri Aurobindo complained more than once in his letters. Various internal and external circumstances were always hindering it. We have noted in the chapter on Savitri Sri Aurobindo's complaint about his real work being hampered by these factors and yet he could not ignore them. They did not leave him sufficient time for concentration which, he said, was his real work. A drastic measure to deal with all obstruction at its very root seemed called for. This measure would also create the right conditions by which the subtle sheath, free from its physical counterparts, gets its full scope and can work more dynamically from above and behind. Sri Aurobindo could now make the path clear for the Manifestation in 1956. The Mother has said in the Bulletin of Physical Education that we have no idea of the tremendous work Sri Aurobindo has done in the occult worlds as a result of which all the crucial changes are taking place in her body. It will be, therefore, not an error of perception to call his passing away a strategic retreat, nor an emotional hyperbole to call it a sacrifice, a martyrdom. The phenomenon itself that we witnessed was something stupendous, beyond all canons of Science. Whoever has heard of a dead body changing its colour overnight, becoming charged with a gold-crimson radiance and remaining intact for five days?

1.15 - Prayers, #Words Of The Mother III, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
      We pray to the Divine to accept the ardent flame of our Gratitude and of our joyous and fully confident adherence.
      27 December 1954
  --
      And for this, make us conscious of Thy constant gifts so that Gratitude may fill our hearts and govern our lives.
      *

1.16 - Dianus and Diana, #The Golden Bough, #James George Frazer, #Occultism
  Marians in the plain below, attesting his Gratitude by inscriptions
  which were long afterwards to be seen in the temple. On the whole,

1.18 - ON LITTLE OLD AND YOUNG WOMEN, #Thus Spoke Zarathustra, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
  woman? And now, as a token of Gratitude, accept a
  little truth. After all, I am old enough for it. Wrap it

1.18 - The Eighth Circle, Malebolge The Fraudulent and the Malicious. The First Bolgia Seducers and Panders. Venedico Caccianimico. Jason. The Second Bolgia Flatterers. Allessio Interminelli. Thais., #The Divine Comedy, #Dante Alighieri, #Christianity
  Great Gratitude from thee?''Nay, marvellous;'
  And herewith let our sight be satisfied."

1.23 - On mad price, and, in the same Step, on unclean and blasphemous thoughts., #The Ladder of Divine Ascent, #Saint John of Climacus, #unset
  3. Let all of us who wish to avoid this pit listen: this passion often finds food in Gratitude, for at first it does not shamelessly advise us to deny God. I have seen people who thank God with their mouth but mentally magnify themselves. And this is confirmed by that Pharisee who said ironically: God, I thank Thee.3
  4. Where a fall has overtaken us, there pride has already pitched its tent; because a fall is an indication of pride.

1.23 - Our Debt to the Savage, #The Golden Bough, #James George Frazer, #Occultism
  which we have reached. Our Gratitude is due to the nameless and
  forgotten toilers, whose patient thought and active exertions have

1.25 - Temporary Kings, #The Golden Bough, #James George Frazer, #Occultism
  the name of the real sultan, who, to mark his Gratitude for the help
  thus rendered him in time of need, conferred on the students the

1.34 - Continues the same subject. This is very suitable for reading after the reception of the Most Holy Sacrament., #The Way of Perfection, #Saint Teresa of Avila, #Christianity
  you are verily and indeed in the company of Him Who taught it you and kiss His feet in Gratitude
  to Him for having desired to teach you and beg Him to show you how to pray and never to leave

1.400 - 1.450 Talks, #Talks, #Sri Ramana Maharshi, #Hinduism
  She kept her ears close to his lips and heard the word 'Rama' repeated continually as in japa. She was delighted and the next day ordered the minister to hold a feast. The king having partaken of the feast asked his wife for an explanation. She related the whole occurrence and said that the feast was in Gratitude to God for the fulfilment of her long cherished wish. The king was however annoyed that his devotion should have been found out. Some say that having thus betrayed God he considered himself unworthy of God and so committed suicide. It means that one should not openly display one's piety. We may take it that the king told the queen not to make a fuss over his piety and they then lived happily together.
  II. THONDARADIPODI (Bhaktanghrirenu) ALWAR: One who delights in the dust of the feet of devotees. A devotee (of this name) was keeping a plot of land in which he grew tulasi, the sacred basil, made garlands of it, and supplied the same to the God in the temple.

1.439, #Talks, #Sri Ramana Maharshi, #Hinduism
  She kept her ears close to his lips and heard the word Rama repeated continually as in japa. She was delighted and the next day ordered the minister to hold a feast. The king having partaken of the feast asked his wife for an explanation. She related the whole occurrence and said that the feast was in Gratitude to God for the fulfilment of her long cherished wish. The king was however annoyed that his devotion should have been found out. Some say that having thus betrayed God he considered himself unworthy of God and so committed suicide. It means that one should not openly display ones piety. We may take it that the king told the queen not to make a fuss over his piety and they then lived happily together.
  II. THONDARADIPODI (Bhaktanghrirenu) ALWAR: One who delights in the dust of the feet of devotees. A devotee (of this name) was keeping a plot of land in which he grew tulasi, the sacred basil, made garlands of it, and supplied the same to the God in the temple.
  --
  in Bliss and wanted to express his Gratitude to the master. He was in
  tears of joy and his voice choked when he spoke. He said, What a
  --
  can anyone do? That is the highest form of Gratitude to the Master].
  21st January, 1939

1.44 - Demeter and Persephone, #The Golden Bough, #James George Frazer, #Occultism
  as he sped through the air. In Gratitude for the priceless boon many
  Greek cities long continued to send the first-fruits of their barley

15.02 - 1973-02-17, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 05, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Your children's, the world's call and aspiration, love and consecration are laid at your feet in Gratitude.
   ***

1.50 - Eating the God, #The Golden Bough, #James George Frazer, #Occultism
  express his Gratitude and homage to his divine benefactors by
  returning to them a portion of their bounty.

1913 02 08p, #Prayers And Meditations, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   O Lord, Thou art my refuge and my blessing, my strength, my health, my hope, and my courage. Thou art supreme Peace, unalloyed Joy, perfect Serenity. My whole being prostrates before Thee in a Gratitude beyond measure and a ceaseless worship; and that worship goes up from my heart and my mind towards Thee like the pure smoke of incense of the perfumes of India.
   Let me be Thy herald among men, so that all who are ready may taste the beatitude that Thou grantest me in Thy infinite Mercy, and let Thy Peace reign upon earth.

1914 01 01p, #Prayers And Meditations, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I bow down in deep devotion and in boundless Gratitude before Thy beneficent splendour; in the name of the earth I give Thee thanks for manifesting Thyself; in its name I implore Thee to manifest Thyself ever more fully, in an uninterrupted growth of Light and Love.
   Be the sovereign Master of our thoughts, our feelings, our actions.

1914 03 07p, #Prayers And Meditations, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Thou wert with us yesterday as the most marvellous of protections; Thou didst permit Thy law to triumph even in the most external manifestation. Violence was answered by calm, brutality by the strength of sweetness; and where an irreparable disaster would have occurred, Thy power was glorified. O Lord, with what fervent Gratitude did I greet Thy Presence. It was for me the sure sign that we would have the strength to act, to think, to live in Thy name and for Thee; not only in intention and will, but effectively in an integral realisation.
   [This morning my prayer rises to Thee, always with the same aspiration: to live Thy love, to radiate Thy love, with such potency and effectiveness that all may feel fortified, regenerated and illumined by our contact. To have power to heal life, to relieve suffering, to generate peace and calm confidence, to efface anguish and replace it by the sense of the one true happiness, the happiness that is founded in Thee and never fades. O Lord, O marvellous Friend, O all-powerful Master, penetrate all our being, transfigure it till Thou alone livest in us and through us!]1

1914 03 13p, #Prayers And Meditations, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   My ardent Gratitude rises to Thee like a tireless chant.
   ***

1914 03 25p, #Prayers And Meditations, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   O Lord, an ardent thanksgiving mounts from me towards Thee expressing the Gratitude of this sorrowing humanity which Thou illuminest, transformest and glorifiest and givest to it the peace of Knowledge.
   ***

1914 03 30p, #Prayers And Meditations, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   O Lord, Divine Builder of this marvel, my heart overflows with joy and Gratitude when I think of it, and my hope has no bounds.
   My adoration is beyond all words, my reverence is silent.

1914 04 03p, #Prayers And Meditations, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   An immense Gratitude rises from my heart, it seems to me that I have at last reached the threshold I sought so much.
   Grant, O Lord, that I may be sufficiently pure, impersonal, animated with Thy divine love to be able to cross it definitively.

1914 04 10p, #Prayers And Meditations, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Suddenly the veil was rent, the horizon was disclosed and before the clear vision my whole being threw itself at Thy feet in a great outburst of Gratitude. Yet in spite of this deep and integral joy all was calm, all was peaceful with the peace of eternity.
   I seem to have no more limits; there is no longer the perception of the body, no sensations, no feelings, no thoughtsa clear, pure, tranquil immensity penetrated with love and light, filled with an unspeakable beatitude is all that is there and that alone seems now to be myself, and this myself is so little the former I, selfish and limited, that I cannot tell if it is I or Thou, O Lord, sublime Master of our destinies.

1914 08 24p, #Prayers And Meditations, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Lord, it is in a heart-felt Gratitude that I draw near to Thee. Thou hast given me the first words of the knowledge I so longed for, and with this knowledge has come effectivity, the true power in each field of realisation.
   It is only a beginning, it is not an accomplishment; but the road opens, visible and straight, there is nothing to do but to follow it; the veil is rent in answer to the humble but all-powerful effort of the dark days. Grant, O Lord, that the path may be thus lit up for all, and that after having seen clearly into ourselves there may not be any new difficulties for the knowledge to become conscious in others. Despite everything, a human being, no matter how great, is limited, at least for a long time, by the very fact that he is human and because, even when he is in contact with immensity, this immensity is translated in his outer consciousness from the angle of his own personality. It is very difficult for him not to have a perspective partially obliterated as it were by his own viewpoint. But these last obstacles must be overcome, definitively broken down, so that they may no longer be able to rise again. The road must be entirely free and the knowledge that has been glimpsed become firmly established. Thy grace is with us, Lord, and it never leaves us, even when appearances are dark; night is sometimes necessary to prepare more perfect dawns. But perhaps this time Thou hast placed us in the presence of the Dawn that does not pass away.
   Receive the offerings of our ardent Gratitude and our integral surrender.
   I knew that this notebook would end with the closing of one phase of my spiritual life. That is indeed what is happening.

1914 10 07p, #Prayers And Meditations, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   And with the infinite Gratitude of the individual being to whom Thou hast accorded this surpassing grace, I implore Thee, O Lord, that under cover of the present turmoil, in the very heart of this extreme confusion the miracle may be accomplished and Thy law of supreme serenity and pure unchanging light become visible to the perception of all and govern the earth in a humanity at last awakened to Thy divine consciousness.
   O sweet Master, Thou hast heard my prayer, Thou wilt reply to my call.

1916 12 30p, #Prayers And Meditations, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I feel, I see my soul living deep within my being, and my soul sees Thee, recognises Thee and loves Thee in all things, in everything that is; it is fully conscious of this, and as the outer being is surrendered to it, it too is conscious; the mind knows and never forgets; the purified vital being no longer has any attractions and repulsions, and more and more does it taste of the joy of Thy Presence in all things and always. But the heart seems to have fallen asleep in a slumber of exhaustion, and the soul no longer finds sufficient activity within it to respond fully to its impulsion. Why? Was it so poor that the struggle could thus wear it out, or so deeply wounded that it has become quite stiff? And yet it would like to answer the inner call; it wants this with a faith and ardour which have never wavered; but it is like an old man smiling benevolently at the games of youth but unable to take part in them. And yet it is full of joy and confidence, it overflows with Gratitude for all the treasures of affection which Nature has so generously lavished upon it; it would like, in exchange for these precious gifts, to pour out in inexhaustible streams the golden wine of tenderness which restores and fortifies, enlivens and consoles, the true wine of life for human beings. It would like to and tries but how poor is what it does beside what it dreams of doing, how mediocre what it is able to do beside what it hopes, for it hopes always. It knows that Thy call is never heard in vain, and it has no doubt it can one day realise the splendours of which Thou hast given it a glimpse.
   Who will open these closed flood-gates?

1917 01 04p, #Prayers And Meditations, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   O Lord, Thou showerest upon me all Thy boons. Now that this being expects nothing, desires nothing from life any longer, life brings it its most precious treasures, those coveted by all men. In all the domains of my individual being Thou showerest Thy boons, in the mind, the psychic and even the physical. Thou hast placed me amidst abundance, and abundance seems to me as natural as scarcity and does not bring me a greater joy, for often in poverty the spiritual life was more intense and conscious for me; but I see this abundance very clearly, and my individual being on whom Thou heapest Thy boons thus, prostrates itself before Thee in inexpressible Gratitude.
   Thy goodness is unequalled and Thy mercy infinite.

1918 10 10p, #Prayers And Meditations, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Accept the ardent flame of my Gratitude and my joyous and fully confident adherence.
   My father has smiled and taken me in his powerful arms. What could I fear? I have melted into Him and it is He who acts and lives in this body which He himself has formed for His manifestation.

1931 11 24p, #Prayers And Meditations, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   O my Lord, my sweet Master, for the accomplishment of Thy work I have sunk down into the unfathomable depths of Matter, I have touched with my finger the horror of the falsehood and the inconscience, I have reached the seat of oblivion and a supreme obscurity. But in my heart was the Remembrance, from my heart there leaped the call which could arrive to Thee: Lord, Lord, everywhere Thy enemies appear triumphant; falsehood is the monarch of the world; life without Thee is a death, a perpetual hell; doubt has usurped the place of Hope and revolt has pushed out Submission; Faith is spent, Gratitude is not born; blind passions and murderous instincts and a guilty weakness have covered and stifled Thy sweet law of love. Lord, wilt Thou permit Thy enemies to prevail, falsehood and ugliness and suffering to triumph? Lord, give the comm and to conquer and victory will be there. I know we are unworthy, I know the world is not yet ready. But I cry to Thee with an absolute faith in Thy Grace and I know that Thy Grace will save.
   Thus, my prayer rushed up towards Thee; and, from the depths of the abyss, I beheld Thee in Thy radiant splendour; Thou didst appear and Thou saidst to me: Lose not courage, be firm, be confident,I COME.

1937 10 23p, #Prayers And Meditations, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Grant that we may never forget to own towards Thee a deep, an intense Gratitude.
   Grant that we may never squander any of the marvellous things that are Thy gifts to us at every instant.

1953-07-08, #Questions And Answers 1953, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Prayer is a much more external thing, generally about a precise fact, and always formulated for it is the formula that makes the prayer. One may have an aspiration and transcribe it as a prayer, but aspiration goes beyond prayer in every way. It is much closer and much more as it were self-forgetful, living only in the thing one wants to be or do, and the offering of all that one wants to do to the Divine. You may pray in order to ask for something, you may also pray to thank the Divine for what He has given you, and that prayer is much greater: it may be called an act of thanksgiving. You may pray in Gratitude for the aspect of kindness the Divine has shown to you, for what He has done for you, for what you see in Him, and the praise you want to offer Him. And all this may take the form of a prayer. It is decidedly the highest prayer, for it is not exclusively preoccupied with oneself, it is not an egoistic prayer.
   Certainly, one may have an aspiration in all the domains, but the very centre of aspiration is in the psychic being, whilst one may pray in all the domains, and the prayer belongs to the domain in which one prays. One may make purely material, physical prayers, vital prayers, mental prayers, psychic prayers, spiritual prayers, and each one has its special character, its special value.

1953-08-26, #Questions And Answers 1953, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Animals have an altogether rudimentary mind. They are not tormented by incessant thoughts like human beings. For example, they feel a spontaneous Gratitude for an act of kindness towards them, whilst men, ninety-eight times out of a hundred, begin to reason and ask themselves what interest one could have in being good. This is one of the great miseries of mental activity. Animals are free from this and when you are kind to them they are grateful to you, spontaneously. And they have trust. So their love is made of that, and it turns into a very strong attachment, an irresistible need to be near you.
   There is something else. If the master is really a good one and the animal faithful, there is an exchange of psychic and vital forces, an exchange which becomes for the animal something wonderful, giving it an intense joy. When they like to be quite close to you in that way, when you hold them, it is that they vibrate internally. The force one gives them the strength of affection, of tenderness, protection, all thatthey feel it, and it creates a deep attachment in them. Even fairly easily, in some of the higher animals like dogs, elephants, and even horses, it creates quite a remarkable need for devotion (which indeed is not thwarted by all the reasonings and arguments of the mind), which is spontaneous and very pure in its essence, something thats very beautiful.

1953-12-23, #Questions And Answers 1953, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   There are degrees, many degrees. Human intelligence is such that unless there is a contrast it does not understand. You know, I have received hundreds of letters from people thanking me because they had been saved; but it is very, very rarely that someone writes to thank me because nothing has happened, you understand! Let us take an accident, it is already the beginning of a disorder. Naturally when it is a public or collective accident, the atmosphere of each person has its part in the thing, and that depends on the proportion of defeatists and those who, on the contrary, are on the right side. I dont know if I have written thisit is written somewhere but it is a very interesting thing. I am going to tell you People are not aware of the workings of Grace except when there has been some danger, that is, when there has been the beginning of an accident or the accident has taken place and they have escaped it. Then they become aware. But never are they aware that if, for instance, a journey or anything whatever, passes without any accident, it is an infinitely higher Grace. That is, the harmony is established in such a way that nothing can happen. But that seems to them quite natural. When people are ill and get well quickly, they are full of Gratitude; but never do they think of being grateful when they are well; and yet that is a much greater miracle! In collective accidents, what is interesting is exactly the proportion, the sort of balance or disequilibrium, the combination made by the different atmospheres of people.
   There was an aviator, one of the great aces as they are called of the First [World] War, and a marvellous aviator. He had won numerous battles, nothing had ever happened to him. But something occurred in his life and suddenly he felt that something was going to happen to him, an accident, that it was now all over. What they call their good luck had gone. This man left the military to enter civil aviation and he piloted one of these linesno, not civil aviation: the war ended, but he continued flying military planes. And then he wanted to make a trip to South Africa: from France to South Africa. Evidently, something must have been upset in his consciousness (I did not know him personally, so I dont know what happened). He started from a certain city in France to go to Madagascar, I believe (I am not sure, I think it was Madagascar). And from there he wanted to come back to France. My brother was at that time governor of the Congo, and he wanted to get back quickly to his post. He asked to be allowed as a passenger on the plane (it was one of those planes for professional tours, to show what these planes could do). Many people wanted to dissuade my brother from going by it; they told him, No, these trips are always dangerous, you must not go on them. But finally he went all the same. They had a breakdown and stopped in the middle of the Sahara, a situation not very pleasant. Yet everything was arranged as by a miracle, the plane started again and put down my brother in the Congo, exactly where he wanted to go, then it went farther south. And soon after, half-way the plane crashed and the other man was killed. It was obvious that this had to happen. But my brother had an absolute faith in his destiny, a certitude that nothing would happen. And it was translated in this way: the mixture of the two atmospheres made the dislocation unavoidable, for there was a breakdown in the Sahara and the plane was obliged to land, but finally everything was in order and there was no real accident. But once he was no longer there, the other man had all the force of his ill-luck (if you like), and the accident was complete and he was killed.

1954-09-15 - Parts of the being - Thoughts and impulses - The subconscient - Precise vocabulary - The Grace and difficulties, #Questions And Answers 1954, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  What is the way to accept the Grace with Gratitude?
  Ah! First of all you must feel the need for it.

1955-07-13 - Cosmic spirit and cosmic consciousness - The wall of ignorance, unity and separation - Aspiration to understand, to know, to be - The Divine is in the essence of ones being - Realising desires through the imaginaton, #Questions And Answers 1955, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  One must have a great purity and a great intensity in ones self-giving, and that absolute trust in the supreme wisdom of the divine Grace, that It knows better than we do what is good for us, and all that. Then if one offers ones aspiration to It, truly gives it with enough intensity, the results are marvellous. But one must know how to see them, for when things are realised most people find it absolutely natural, they dont even see why and how it has happened, and they tell themselves, Yes, naturally it had to be like that. So they lose the joy of the joy of Gratitude, because, in the last analysis, if one can be filled with Gratitude and thanksgiving for the divine Grace, it puts the finishing touch, and at each step one comes to see that things are exactly what they had to be and the best that could be.
  There.

1955-12-28 - Aspiration in different parts of the being - Enthusiasm and gratitude - Aspiration is in all beings - Unlimited power of good, evil has a limit - Progress in the parts of the being - Significance of a dream, #Questions And Answers 1955, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  object:1955-12-28 - Aspiration in different parts of the being - Enthusiasm and Gratitude - Aspiration is in all beings - Unlimited power of good, evil has a limit - Progress in the parts of the being - Significance of a dream
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  There is this. And then there are those who have an innate faculty of Gratitude, those who have an ardent need to respond, respond with warmth, devotion, joy, to something which they feel like a marvel hidden behind the whole of life, behind the tiniest little element, the least little event of life, who feel this sovereign beauty or infinite Grace which is behind all things.
  I knew people who had no knowledge, so to say, of anything, who were hardly educated, whose minds were altogether of the ordinary kind, and who had in them this capacity of Gratitude, of warmth, which gives itself, understands and is thankful.
  Well, for them, the contact with the psychic was very frequent, almost constant and, to the extent that they were capable of it, consciousnot very conscious but a littlein the sense that they felt that they were carried, helped, uplifted above themselves.
  --
  We say: the capacity for enthusiasm, something which throws you out of your miserable and mean little ego; and the generous Gratitude, the generosity of the Gratitude which also flings itself in thanksgiving out of the little ego. These are the two most powerful levers to enter into contact with the Divine in ones psychic being. This serves as a link with the psychic being the surest link.
  (Silence)

1956-01-25 - The divine way of life - Divine, Overmind, Supermind - Material body for discovery of the Divine - Five psychological perfections, #Questions And Answers 1956, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  But there is another movement which should constantly accompany devotion. That kind of sense of Gratitude that the Divine exists; that feeling of a marvelling thankfulness which truly fills you with a sublime joy at the fact that the Divine exists, that there is something in the universe which is the Divine, that it is not just the monstrosity we see, that there is the Divine, the Divine exists. And each time that the least thing puts you either directly or indirectly in contact with this sublime Reality of divine existence, the heart is filled with so intense, so marvellous a joy, such a Gratitude as of all things has the most delightful taste.
  There is nothing which gives you a joy equal to that of Gratitude. One hears a bird sing, sees a lovely flower, looks at a little child, observes an act of generosity, reads a beautiful sentence, looks at the setting sun, no matter what, suddenly this comes upon you, this kind of emotionindeed so deep, so intense that the world manifests the Divine, that there is something behind the world which is the Divine.
  So I find that devotion without Gratitude is quite incomplete, Gratitude must come with devotion.
  I remember that once we spoke of courage as one of the perfections; I remember having written it down once in a list. But this courage means having a taste for the supreme adventure. And this taste for supreme adventure is aspirationan aspiration which takes hold of you completely and flings you, without calculation and without reserve and without a possibility of withdrawal, into the great adventure of the divine discovery, the great adventure of the divine meeting, the yet greater adventure of the divine Realisation; you throw yourself into the adventure without looking back and without asking for a single minute, Whats going to happen? For if you ask what is going to happen, you never start, you always remain stuck there, rooted to the spot, afraid to lose something, to lose your balance.
  --
  Devotion or Gratitude
  Courage or Aspiration

1956-06-20 - Hearts mystic light, intuition - Psychic being, contact - Secular ethics - True role of mind - Realise the Divine by love - Depression, pleasure, joy - Heart mixture - To follow the soul - Physical process - remember the Mother, #Questions And Answers 1956, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  What should be done to remember the Mother constantly? Should one repeat Her name, remember Her physical form or think or feel that She is the Divine? Is Gratitude for the Divine a form of remembrance?
  All this is good. And many other things are good. And it depends on what each one can do.

1956-12-26 - Defeated victories - Change of consciousness - Experiences that indicate the road to take - Choice and preference - Diversity of the manifestation, #Questions And Answers 1956, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  One may seek within oneself, one may remember, may observe; one must notice what is going on, one must pay attention, thats all. Sometimes, when one sees a generous act, hears of something exceptional, when one witnesses heroism or generosity or greatness of soul, meets someone who shows a special talent or acts in an exceptional and beautiful way, there is a kind of enthusiasm or admiration or Gratitude which suddenly awakens in the being and opens the door to a state, a new state of consciousness, a light, a warmth, a joy one did not know before. That too is a way of catching the guiding thread. There are a thousand ways, one has only to be awake and to watch.
  First of all, you must feel the necessity for this change of consciousness, accept the idea that it is this, the path which must lead to the goal; and once you admit the principle, you must be watchful. And you will find, you do find it. And once you have found it, you must start walking without any hesitation.

1957-02-07 - Individual and collective meditation, #Questions And Answers 1957-1958, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  From the beginning of human history, it is known that certain groups of people would meet to express a certain common state of soul: some to sing together the praise of God, hymns, thanksgiving, to express adoration, thankfulness, Gratitude, and to praise God; othersand there are historical examples of thisa certain number of people gathered together for a common invocation, for instance, to ask God for something, and this was done all together, united, in the hope that this invocation, this prayer, this asking would carry more weight. There have been some very famous instances. A very old one occurred in 1000 A.D. when some prophets had announced that it was the end of the world and everywhere people gathered together to offer common prayers and ask that the world may not come to an end (!) or anyway, for it to be protected. Much more recently, in modern times, when King George of England was dying of pneumonia, people assembled in England, not only in the churches but even in the streets in front of the royal palace, to offer prayers and ask God to cure him. It so happened that he recovered, and they believed that it was their prayers. That is, of course, the most external form, I could say the most worldly, of group meditation.
  In all initiatory groups, in all the spiritual schools of ancient times, group meditation was always practised and in that case the motive was quite different. They assembled for a collective progress, to open together to a force, a light, an influence, and this is more or less what we want to try to do.

1957-08-14 - Meditation on Sri Aurobindo, #Questions And Answers 1957-1958, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  This evening, instead of answering questions, I would like us to meditate on the remembrance of Sri Aurobindo, on the way to keep it alive in us and on the Gratitude we owe him for all that he has done and is still doing in his ever luminous, living and active consciousness for this great realisation which he came not only to announce to the Earth but also to realise, and which he continues to realise.
  Tomorrow is the anniversary of his birth, an eternal birth in the history of the universe.

1958-01-01 - The collaboration of material Nature - Miracles visible to a deep vision of things - Explanation of New Year Message, #Questions And Answers 1957-1958, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Then from the supreme Reality came this order, Awake, O Nature, to the joy of collaboration. And the whole of Nature suddenly rushed forward in a great surge of joy, saying, I accept, I shall collaborate. And at the same time, there came a calm, an absolute tranquillity so that the bodily vessel could receive and contain, without breaking, without losing anything, the mighty flood of this Joy of Nature which rushed forward as in a movement of Gratitude. She accepted, she saw with all eternity before her that this supramental consciousness was going to fulfil her more perfectly, give a still greater strength to her movement, a greater amplitude, more possibilities to her play.
  And suddenly I heard, as if they came from all the corners of the earth, those great notes one sometimes hears in the subtle physical, a little like those of Beethovens Concerto in D-major, which come in moments of great progress, as though fifty orchestras had burst forth all in unison, without a single false note, to express the joy of this new communion between Nature and Spirit, the meeting of old friends who come together again after having been separated for so long.

1958-04-23 - Progress and bargaining, #Questions And Answers 1957-1958, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  As soon as we think of the result we begin to bargain and that takes away all sincerity from the effort. You make an effort to progress because you feel within you the need, the imperative need to make an effort and progress; and this effort is the gift you offer to the Divine Consciousness in you, the Divine Consciousness in the Universe, it is your way of expressing your Gratitude, offering your self; and whether this results in progress or not is of no importance. You will progress when it is decided that the time has come to progress and not because you desire it.
  If you wish to progress, if you make an effort to control yourself for instance, to overcome certain defects, weaknesses, imperfections, and if you expect to get a more or less immediate result from your effort, your effort loses all sincerity, it becomes a bargaining. You say, See! I am going to make an effort, but thats because I want this in exchange for my effort. You are no longer spontaneous, no longer natural.

1.anon - The Epic of Gilgamesh Tablet VII, #Anonymous - Poems, #unset, #Zen
  Had I known, O door, that this would he your Gratitude
  and this your Gratitude,
  I would have taken an axe and chopped you up,

1f.lovecraft - Cool Air, #Lovecraft - Poems, #unset, #Zen
   in my Gratitude for his healing I could not well abandon him to the
   strangers around him, and was careful to dust his room and attend to

1f.lovecraft - Facts concerning the Late, #Lovecraft - Poems, #unset, #Zen
   confined he expressed some vague Gratitude as if for protection. Three
   years later he died.

1f.lovecraft - Medusas Coil, #Lovecraft - Poems, #unset, #Zen
   painting. He tried to shew Gratitude for this willingness, but I
   thought I could detect a kind of contempt or even loathing beneath his

1f.lovecraft - The Beast in the Cave, #Lovecraft - Poems, #unset, #Zen
   protestations of Gratitude. At length I awoke to something like my
   normal consciousness. The guide had noted my absence upon the arrival

1f.lovecraft - The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath, #Lovecraft - Poems, #unset, #Zen
   thanking them for their help and sending his Gratitude to the beast
   which once was Pickman; but could not help sighing with pleasure when
  --
   deep-throated purrs of Gratitude from all sides. Consulting with the
   generals, he prepared a plan of instant action which involved marching
  --
   warlike enterprise. This offer he welcomed with Gratitude; not only for
   the safety it afforded, but because he liked the graceful companionship
  --
   galley; and this request was freely granted out of Gratitude for his
   act in reporting the plight of the captured trio. On the ship were
  --
   steeds. Pickman and the other chiefs were effusive in their Gratitude
   for the aid Carter had lent them; and Carter now began to feel that his
  --
   Moved by a Gratitude and satisfaction beyond words, Carter made plans
   with the ghoulish leaders for his audacious voyage. The army would fly

1f.lovecraft - The Dreams in the Witch House, #Lovecraft - Poems, #unset, #Zen
  burned candles of Gratitude in St. Stanislaus' Church because of the
  shrill, ghostly tittering they felt they would never hear again.

1f.lovecraft - The Trap, #Lovecraft - Poems, #unset, #Zen
   of Gratitude and hope.
   Any attempt to hint at Roberts message, as it lingered in my ears

1f.lovecraft - Winged Death, #Lovecraft - Poems, #unset, #Zen
   playing on his Gratitude. Besides, he has an idea that I can ward off
   disease as well as cure it. His pluck would shame a white mantheres

1.fs - The Artists, #Schiller - Poems, #Friedrich Schiller, #Poetry
   In Gratitude, art with him in his flight,
  And out of Nature's now-enriched dominions

1.jk - I Stood Tip-Toe Upon A Little Hill, #Keats - Poems, #John Keats, #Poetry
  To bow for Gratitude before Joves throne.  
  So did he feel, who pulld the boughs aside,

1.pbs - Prometheus Unbound, #Shelley - Poems, #Percy Bysshe Shelley, #Fiction
  He can feel hate, fear, shame; not Gratitude:
  He but requites me for his own misdeed.

1.pbs - Queen Mab - Part V., #Shelley - Poems, #Percy Bysshe Shelley, #Fiction
   For the vile Gratitude of heartless kings,
   And for a cold world's good word,viler still!

1.pbs - Queen Mab - Part VII., #Shelley - Poems, #Percy Bysshe Shelley, #Fiction
   Reason may claim our Gratitude, who now,
   Establishing the imperishable throne

1.poe - To Marie Louise (Shew), #Poe - Poems, #unset, #Zen
    Of all who owe thee most- whose Gratitude
    Nearest resembles worship- oh, remember

1.rb - Old Pictures In Florence, #Browning - Poems, #Robert Browning, #Poetry
  So, in anticipative Gratitude,
   What if I take up my hope and prophesy?

1.rb - Pippa Passes - Part II - Noon, #Browning - Poems, #Robert Browning, #Poetry
  To mark great places with due Gratitude;
  "He said, and on Antinous directed

1.sfa - The Canticle of Brother Sun, #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
   English version by Ivan M. Granger Original Language Italian My Lord most high, all-powerful, all-good, Celebration, light, and all sweet blessings are yours, yours alone. No man speaks who can speak your Name. Praise to you, my Lord, and to all beings of your creation! Praise especially to brother sun, who fills the day with light -- through whom you shine! Beautiful and bright, magnificent with splendor, He shows us your Face. Praise to my Lord for sister moon and for the stars. You have formed them in the firmament, fine and rare and fair. Praise to you, Lord, for brother wind, for the air, for the clouds, for fair days and every turn of weather -- through which you feed the world. Praise to my Lord for sister water, precious and pure, who selflessly serves all. Praise to my Lord for brother fire, through whom you fill the dark with light. Lovely is he in his delight, mighty and strong. Praise to my Lord for our sister, mother earth, who nourishes us and surrounds us in a world ripe with fruit, pregnant with grassy fields, spangled with flowers. Praise to my Lord for those seeking your love, who discover within themselves forgiveness, rejecting neither frailty nor sorrow. Enduring in serenity, they are blessed, For they shall be crowned by your hand, Most High. Praise to my Lord for our sister death, the body's death, whom none avoid. A great sadness for those who die having missed life's mark; Yet blessed they whose way is your most holy will -- Having died once, the second death does them no ill. Sing praises! Offer holy blessings to my Lord! In Gratitude, selflessly offer yourself to him. [2652.jpg] -- from The Longing in Between: Sacred Poetry from Around the World (A Poetry Chaikhana Anthology), Edited by Ivan M. Granger <
1.wby - Gratitude To The Unknown Instructors, #Yeats - Poems, #William Butler Yeats, #Poetry
  object:1.wby - Gratitude To The Unknown Instructors
  author class:William Butler Yeats

1.wby - Owen Aherne And His Dancers, #Yeats - Poems, #William Butler Yeats, #Poetry
  Her childish Gratitude for love and match your fifty years?
  O let her choose a young man now and all for his wild sake.'

1.wby - The Saint And The Hunchback, #Yeats - Poems, #William Butler Yeats, #Poetry
  And blessed, I give my Gratitude,
  Honoured by all in their degrees,

1.wby - Vacillation, #Yeats - Poems, #William Butler Yeats, #Poetry
  Of children's Gratitude or woman's love.
  No longer in Lethean foliage caught

1.whitman - Brother Of All, With Generous Hand, #Whitman - Poems, #unset, #Zen
  The pride of landsthe Gratitudes of men,
  The statues of the manifold famous dead, Old World and New,

1.ww - A Whirl-Blast From Behind The Hill, #Wordsworth - Poems, #unset, #Zen
  Soon Gratitude gave way to love
    Within the Maiden's breast:

1.ww - Book Fifth-Books, #Wordsworth - Poems, #unset, #Zen
  In Gratitude, and for the sake of truth,
  Unheard by her, that she, not falsely taught,

1.ww - Book Fourth [Summer Vacation], #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
  The thoughts of Gratitude shall fall like dew      
  Upon thy grave, good creature! While my heart
  --
  And Gratitude, and perfect joy of heart--
  Those walks in all their freshness now came back

1.ww - Book Tenth {Residence in France continued], #Wordsworth - Poems, #unset, #Zen
  With spiteful Gratitude the baffled League,
  That had stirred up her slackening faculties
  --
  Hath neither Gratitude, nor faith, nor love,
  Nor the support of good or evil men
  --
   Great was my transport, deep my Gratitude
  To everlasting Justice, by this fiat

1.ww - Book Third [Residence at Cambridge], #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
  And Gratitude grew dizzy in a brain          
  Never excited by the fumes of wine

1.ww - Book Thirteenth [Imagination And Taste, How Impaired And Restored Concluded], #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
  By Gratitude, and confidence in truth.
  Long time in search of knowledge did I range
  --
  In Gratitude to God, Who feeds our hearts
  For His own service; knoweth, loveth us,

1.ww - Book Twelfth [Imagination And Taste, How Impaired And Restored ], #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
  Of blissful Gratitude and fearless love?
  Dare I avow that wish was mine to see,
  --
  Are piety, her life is Gratitude.
   Even like this maid, before I was called forth

1.ww - Lines Written As A School Exercise At Hawkshead, Anno Aetatis 14, #Wordsworth - Poems, #unset, #Zen
  Do thou, if Gratitude inspire thy breast,
  Spurn the soft fetters of lethargic rest.

1.ww - Siege Of Vienna Raised By Jihn Sobieski, #Wordsworth - Poems, #unset, #Zen
  Of Gratitude, beneath Italian skies,
  In words like these: 'Up, Voice of song! proclaim

1.ww - Simon Lee- The Old Huntsman, #Wordsworth - Poems, #unset, #Zen
   Alas! the Gratitude of men
   Hath oftener left me mourning.

1.ww - The Excursion- I- Dedication- To the Right Hon.William, Earl of Lonsdalee, K.G., #Wordsworth - Poems, #unset, #Zen
  Of high respect and Gratitude sincere.
  Gladly would I have waited till my task

1.ww - The Excursion- II- Book First- The Wanderer, #Wordsworth - Poems, #unset, #Zen
  Lowly; for he was meek in Gratitude,
  Oft as he called those ecstasies to mind,
  --
  With Gratitude, and reverential thoughts.
  But by the native vigour of his mind,

1.ww - The Excursion- IV- Book Third- Despondency, #Wordsworth - Poems, #unset, #Zen
  Be proof of Gratitude for what we have;
  Else, I allow, most thankless.--But, at once,
  --
  While, overcome with speechless Gratitude,
  And, with a holier love inspired, I looked

1.ww - The Excursion- V- Book Fouth- Despondency Corrected, #Wordsworth - Poems, #unset, #Zen
  With hope, and love, and Gratitude, and fear;
  And with amazement smote;--thereby to assert
  --
  With joy, and Gratitude, and fear, and love;
  And from their fervent lips drew hymns of praise,
  --
  To drink with Gratitude the crystal stream
  Of unreproved enjoyment; and is pleased

1.ww - The Excursion- VII- Book Sixth- The Churchyard Among the Mountains, #Wordsworth - Poems, #unset, #Zen
  Quaffed in his Gratitude immoderate cups;
  And truly might be said to die of joy!
  --
  Of amity and Gratitude."
    "Thus sanctioned,"

1.ww - The Excursion- X- Book Ninth- Discourse of the Wanderer, and an Evening Visit to the Lake, #Wordsworth - Poems, #unset, #Zen
  The fields of earth with Gratitude and hope;
  Yet, in that meditation, will he find
  --
  Of Gratitude to Providence, will grant
  The unquestionable good--which, England, safe
  --
  The common course of human Gratitude!"
   This plaintive note disturbed not the repose
  --
  Joy giving voice to fervent Gratitude.
  These barren rocks, your stern inheritance;

1.ww - The Morning Of The Day Appointed For A General Thanksgiving. January 18, 1816, #Wordsworth - Poems, #unset, #Zen
  Thou that canst shed the bliss of Gratitude
  On hearts howe'er insensible or rude;
  --
  What robe can Gratitude employ
  So seemly as the radiant vest of Joy?
  --
  With lip and heart to tell their Gratitude
    For thy protecting care,

1.ww - The Recluse - Book First, #Wordsworth - Poems, #unset, #Zen
  Shall Gratitude find rest? Mine eyes did ne'er
  Fix on a lovely object, nor my mind

1.ww - The Waterfall And The Eglantine, #Wordsworth - Poems, #unset, #Zen
  Nor was it common Gratitude
  That did your cares repay.

2.08 - The Release from the Heart and the Mind, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Similarly the emotional mind compelled to take note of all these discords and subject itself to their emotional reactions becomes a hurtling field of joy and grief, love and hatred, wrath, fear, struggle, aspiration, disgust, likes, dislikes, indifferences, content, discontent, hopes, disappointments, Gratitude, revenge and all the stupendous play of passion which is the drama of life in the world. This chaos we call our soul. But the real soul, the real psychic entity which for the most part we see little of and only a small minority in mankind has developed, is an instrument of pure love, joy and the luminous reaching out to fusion and unity with God and our fellow-creatures. This psychic entity is covered up by the play of the mentalised Prana or desire-mind which we mistake for the soul; the emotional mind is unable to mirror the real soul in us, the Divine in our hearts, and is obliged instead to mirror the desire-mind.
  So too the proper function of the thought-mind is to observe, understand, judge with a dispassionate delight in knowledge and open itself to messages and illuminations playing upon all that it observes and upon all that is yet hidden from it but must progressively be revealed, messages and illuminations that secretly flash down to us from the divine Oracle concealed in light above our mentality whether they seem to descend through the intuitive mind or arise from the seeing heart. But this it cannot do rightly because it is pinned to the limitations of the life-energy in the senses, to the discords of sensation and emotion, and to its own limitations of intellectual preference, inertia, straining, self-will which are the forms taken in it by the interference of this desire-mind, this psychic Prana. As is said in the Upanishads, our whole mind-consciousness is shot through with the threads and currents of this Prana, this life-energy that strives and limits, grasps and misses, desires and suffers, and only by its purification can we know and possess our real and eternal self.

2.0 - THE ANTICHRIST, #Twilight of the Idols, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
  Religion, when restricted to these principles, is a form of Gratitude.
  A man is grateful for his own existence; for this he must have a
  --
  Instead of, with the profoundest Gratitude, understanding the vast
  miracle that had taken place, the overcoming of Christianity at its

2.1.2 - The Vital and Other Levels of Being, #Letters On Yoga IV, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The Ananda you describe is evidently that of the inner vital when it is full of the psychic influence and floods with it the external vital also. It is the true Ananda and there is nothing in it of the old vital nature. When the psychic thus uses the vital to express itself, this kind of intense ecstasy is the natural form it takes. This intensity and the old vital excitement are two quite different things and must not be confused together. Where there is the intensity with a pure and full satisfaction, contentment and Gratitude leaving no room for claim, demand or depressing reaction, that is the true vital movement.
  ***

2.1.3.2 - Study, #On Education, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Do what I explained to you yesterdaymake your brain work by studying regularly and systematically; then during the hours when you are not studying, your brain, having worked enough, will be able to rest and it will be possible for you to concentrate in the depths of your heart and find there the psychic source; with it you will become conscious of both Gratitude and true happiness.
  22 May 1935

2.17 - December 1938, #Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo, #unset, #Zen
   Mother: It does, especially in those people who have been predestined for something; but if one recognizes and expresses Gratitude, it acts more forcefully and quickly.
   Disciple: Isn't it because we are ignorant?
   Mother: No, Iknow many ignorant people having the Grace expressing a deep Gratitude rising from the heart.
   Disciple: We would like the Grace to act like a mother feeding a hungry baby, giving things when it needs, etc.

2.25 - AFTER THE PASSING AWAY, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  The brothers lived at the math like orphan boys. Sometimes they would not have the money to pay their house-rent; sometimes they would have no food in the monastery. Surendra would come and settle all these things. He was the big brother of the monks. Later on, when they thought of his genuine love, the members of this first math shed tears of Gratitude.
  The new monastery became known among the Master's devotees as the Baranagore Math. Narendra, Rakhal, and the other young disciples were filled with intense renunciation. One day Rakhal's father came to the math and asked Rakhal to return home. "Why do you take the trouble to come here?" Rakhal said to him. "I am very happy here. Please pray to God that you may forget me and that I may forget you too." The young disciples said to each other: "We shall never return to the worldly life. The Master enjoined upon us the renunciation of 'woman and gold'. How can we go back to our families?"

2.3.01 - Aspiration and Surrender to the Mother, #The Mother With Letters On The Mother, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Nowadays I often get psychic feelings and Gratitude. Then the aspiration comes to concentrate above, as I was doing some days back. But from time to time I get the feeling that I should not change the form of my meditation and aspiration so frequently. Should I stick to one form of practice or should the form of practice be allowed to change naturally according to the Light that descends?
  To be in contact with the Mother's Light and Force is the one important thing (fundamental) to which you must aspire. For

2.3.03 - The Mother's Presence, #The Mother With Letters On The Mother, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  It is the Gratitude to the Divine that it indicates - which will come as the soul opens to the Light and Truth and gets the experience and the joy of union with the Mother.
  192

2.4.01 - Divine Love, Psychic Love and Human Love, #Letters On Yoga II, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  And first about human love in the sadhana. The souls turning through love to the Divine must be through a love that is essentially divine, but as the instrument of expression at first is a human nature, it takes the forms of human love and bhakti. It is only as the consciousness deepens, heightens and changes that that greater eternal love can grow in it and openly transform the human into the divine. But in human love itself there are several kinds of motive-forces. There is a psychic human love which rises from deep within and is the result of the meeting of the inner being with that which calls it towards a divine joy and union; it is, once it becomes aware of itself, something lasting, self-existent, not dependent upon external satisfactions, not capable of diminution by external causes, not self-regarding, not prone to demand or bargain but giving itself simply and spontaneously, not moved to or broken by misunderstandings, disappointments, strife and anger, but pressing always straight towards the inner union. It is this psychic love that is closest to the divine and it is therefore the right and best way of love and bhakti. But that does not mean that the other parts of the being, the vital and physical included, are not to be used as means of expression or that they are not to share in the full play and the whole meaning of love, even of divine love. On the contrary, they are a means and can be a great part of the complete expression of divine love,provided they have the right and not the wrong movement. There are in the vital itself two kinds of love,one full of joy and confidence and abandon, generous, unbargaining, ungrudging and very absolute in its dedication and this is akin to the psychic and well-fitted to be its complement and a means of expression of the divine love. And neither does the psychic love or the divine love despise a physical means of expression wherever that is pure and right and possible: it does not depend upon that, it does not diminish, revolt or go out like a snuffed candle when it is deprived of any such means; but when it can use it, it does so with joy and Gratitude. Physical means can be and are used in the approach to divine love and worship; they have not been allowed merely as a concession to human weakness, nor is it the fact that in the psychic way there is no place for such things. On the contrary they are one means of approaching the Divine and receiving the Light and materialising the psychic contact, and so long as it is done in the right spirit and they are used for the true purpose they have their place. It is only if they are misused or the approach is not right because tainted by indifference and inertia, or revolt or hostility, or some gross desire, that they are out of place and can have a contrary effect.
  But there is another way of vital love which is more usually the way of human nature and that is a way of ego and desire. It is full of vital craving, desire and demand; its continuance depends upon the satisfaction of its demands; if it does not get what it craves, or even imagines that it is not being treated as it deserves for it is full of imaginations, misunderstandings, jealousies, misinterpretationsit at once turns to sorrow, wounded feeling, revolt, pride, anger, all kinds of disorder, finally cessation and departure. A love of this kind is in its very nature ephemeral and unreliable and it cannot be made a foundation for divine love. There has been too much of this kind in the relations of the sadhaks with the Motherapproaching her, I suppose, as a human mother with all the reactions of the lower vital nature. For a long time it was perforce tolerated and this was the concession made to human weaknesseven accepted in the beginning as a thing too prominent in the human being not to be there to some extent but to be transformed by degrees; but too often, it has refused to transform itself and has made itself a source of confusion, disorder, asiddhi, sometimes complete disaster. It is for this reason that we discourage this lower vital way of human love and would like people to reject and eliminate these elements as soon as may be from their nature. Love should be a flowering of joy and union and confidence and self-giving and Ananda,but this lower vital way is only a source of suffering, trouble, disappointment, disillusion and disunion. Even a slight element of it shakes the foundations of peace and replaces the movement towards Ananda by a fall towards sorrow, discontent and Nirananda.

3.03 - Faith and the Divine Grace, #Words Of The Mother II, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Divine Grace, Thy goodness is infinite. We bow before Thee in Gratitude.
  Mother

3.06 - Charity, #Words Of Long Ago, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  That kind of charity is very rarely completely free from the desire to meet with Gratitude, and such a desire always atrophies the impartial clear-sightedness which is necessary to any action if it is to have its full value.
  There is a wisdom in charity as everywhere, and it is to reduce waste to the minimum.

3.10 - ON THE THREE EVILS, #Thus Spoke Zarathustra, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
  happiness of the earth, the future's exuberant Gratitude
  to the present.

3.7.2.03 - Mind Nature and Law of Karma, #Essays In Philosophy And Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  A third possible and less outwardly mechanical line of Karma is suggested by the dictum that like creates like and in accordance with that law good must create good and evil must create evil. In the terms of a moral return or rather repayment to moral energies this would mean that by putting forth love we get a return of love and by putting forth hatred a return of hatred, that if we are merciful or just to others, others also will be to us just or merciful and that generally good done by us to our fellow-men will return in a recompense of good done by them in kind and posted back to our address duly registered in the moral post office of the administrative government of the universe. Do unto others as you would be done by, because then they will indeed so do to you, seems to be the formula of this moral device. If this were true, human life might indeed settle down into a very symmetrical system of a harmoniously moral egoism and a mercantile traffic in goodness that might seem fair and beautiful enough to those who are afflicted with that kind of moral aesthesis. Happily for the upward progress of the human soul, the rule breaks down in practice, the world-spirit having greater ends before it and a greater law to realise. The rule is true to a certain extent in tendency and works sometimes well enough and the prudential intelligence of man takes some account of it in action but it is not true all the way and all the time. It is evident enough that hatred, violence, injustice are likely to create an answering hatred, violence and injustice and that I can only indulge these propensities with impunity if I am sufficiently powerful to defy resistance or so long as I am at once strong enough and prudent enough to provide against their natural reactions. It is true also that by doing good and kindness I create a certain goodwill in others and can rely under ordinary or favourable circumstances not so much on Gratitude and return in kind as on their support and favour. But this good and this evil are both of them movements of the ego and on the mixed egoism of human nature there can be no safe or positive reliance. An egoistic selfish strength, if it knows what to do and where to stop, even a certain measure of violence and injustice, if it is strong and skilful, cunning, fraud, many kinds of evil, do actually pay in mans dealing with man hardly less than in the animals with the animal, and on the other hand the doer of good who counts on a return or reward finds himself as often as not disappointed of his bargained recompense. The weakness of human nature worships the power that tramples on it, does homage to successful strength, can return to every kind of strong or skilful imposition belief, acceptance, obedience: it can crouch and fawn and admire even amidst movements of hatred and terror; it has singular loyalties and unreasoning instincts. And its disloyalties too are as unreasoning or light and fickle: it takes just dealing and beneficence as its right and forgets or cares not to repay. And there is worse; for justice, mercy, beneficence, kindness are often enough rewarded by their opposites and ill will an answer to goodwill is a brutally common experience. If something in the world and in man returns good for good and evil for evil, it as often returns evil for good and, with or without a conscious moral intention, good for evil. And even an unegoistic virtue or a divine good and love entering the world awakens hostile reactions. Attila and Jenghiz on the throne to the end, Christ on the cross and Socrates drinking his portion of hemlock are no very clear evidence for any optimistic notion of a law of moral return in the world of human nature.
  There is little more sign of its sure existence in the world measures. Actually in the cosmic dispensation evil comes out of good and good out of evil and there seems to be no exact correspondence between the moral and the vital measures. All that we can say is that good done tends to increase the sum and total power of good in the world and the greater this grows the greater is likely to be the sum of human happiness and that evil done tends to increase the sum and total power of evil in the world and the greater this grows, the greater is likely to be the sum of human suffering and, eventually, man or nation doing evil has in some way to pay for it, but not often in any intelligibly graded or apportioned measure and not always in clearly translating terms of vital good fortune and ill fortune.

4.02 - Difficulties, #Words Of The Mother II, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Be absolutely convinced that everything that happens, happens in order to give us precisely the lesson we needed, and if we are sincere in the sadhana, the lesson should be accepted with joy and Gratitude.
  For one who aspires to the divine life, what can the actions of a blind and ignorant humanity matter to him?

4.03 - Mistakes, #Words Of The Mother II, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  If the sense of unworthiness fills you with overflowing Gratitude and throws you at Sri Aurobindos feet in an ecstasy of joy, then you can know that it comes from a true source; if, on the contrary, it makes you miserable and brings an impulse to hide or to run away, then you can be sure that its origin is hostile. To the first you can open freely; the second must be rejected.
  4 February 1933

4.03 - Prayer of Quiet, #The Interior Castle or The Mansions, #Saint Teresa of Avila, #Christianity
  4.: I think I read somewhere30 that the soul is then like a tortoise or sea-urchin, which retreats into itself. Those who said this no doubt understood what they were talking about; but these creatures can withdraw into themselves at will, while here it is not in our power to retire into ourselves, unless God gives us the grace. In my opinion, His Majesty only bestows this favour on those who have renounced the world, in desire at least, if their state of life does not permit their doing so in fact. He thus specially calls them to devote themselves to spiritual things; if they allow Him power to at freely He will bestow still greater graces on those whom He thus begins calling to a higher life. Those who enjoy this recollection should thank God fervently: it is of the highest importance for them to realize the value of this favour, Gratitude for which would prepare them to receive still more signal graces. Some books advise that as a preparation for hearing what our Lord may say to us we should keep our minds at rest, waiting to see what He will work in our souls.31' But unless His Majesty has begun to suspend our faculties, I cannot understand how we are to stop thinking, without doing ourselves more harm than good. This point has been much debated by those learned in spiritual matters; I confess my want of humility in having been unable to yield to their opinion.32
  5.: Some one told me of a certain book written on the subject by the saintly Friar Peter of Alcantara (as I think I may justly call him); I should have submitted to his decision, knowing that he was competent to judge, but on reading it I found he agreed with me that the mind must act until called to recollection by love, although he stated it in other words.33'Possibly I may be mistaken, but I rely on these reasons. Firstly, he who reasons less and tries 30 St. Teresa read this in the Tercer Abecedario of Francisco de Osuna (tr. vi, ch, iv): 'This exercise concentrates the senses of man in the interior of the heart where dwells 'the daughter of the king'; that is, the Catholic soul; thus recollected, man may well be compared to the tortoise or sea-urchin which rolls itself up and withdraws within itself, disregarding everything outside.' Eighth Counsel. Let the last and chiefest counsel be that in this holy exercise we should endeavour to unite Meditation with Contemplation making of the one a ladder for attaining to the other. For this we must know that (p. 118) the very office of Meditation is to consider Divine things with studiousness and attention passing from one to another, to move our hearts to some affection and deep feeling for them, which is as though one should strike a flint to draw from it the spark. For Contemplation is to have drawn forth this spark: I mean to have now found this affection and feeling which were sought for, and to be in peace and silence enjoying them; not with many discursive and intellectual speculations but with simple gaze upon the truth. Wherefore, says a holy teacher, Meditation goes its way and brings forth fruit, with labour, but Contemplation bears fruit without labour. The one seeketh, the other findeth; the one consumeth the food, the other enjoys it; the one discourseth, and maketh reflections, the other is contented with a simple gaze upon the things, for it hath in possession their love and joy. Lastly, the one is as the means, the other as the end; the one as the road and journeying along it, the other as the end of the road and of the journeying. From this is to be inferred a very common thing, which all masters of the spiritual life teach, although it is little (p. 119) understood of those who learn it; which is this, that, as the means cease when the end has been attained, as the voyaging is over when the port has been touched, so when, through the working out of our Meditation, we have come to the repose and sweet savour of Contemplation, we ought then to cease from that pious and laborious searching; and being satisfied with the simple gaze upon, and thought of, God-as though we had Him there present before us-we should rest in the enjoyment of that affection then given, whether it be of love, or of admiration, or joy, or other like sentiment. The reason why this counsel is given is this, that as the aim of this devotion is love and the affections of the will rather than the speculations of the understanding, when the will has been caught and taken by this affection, we should put away all those discursive and intellectual speculations, so far as we can, in order that our soul with all its forces may be fastened upon this affection without being diverted by the action of other influences. A learned teacher, therefore, counsels us that as soon as anyone feels himself fired by the love of God, he should first put aside (p. 120.) all these considerations and thoughts-however exalted they may seem-not because they are really not good in themselves, but because they are then hindrances to what is better. and more important. For this is nothing else than that, having come to the end and purpose of our work, we should stay therein, and leave Meditation for the love of Contemplation. This may especially be done at the end of any exercise, that is, after the petition for the Divine love of which we have spoken, for one reason, because then it is supposed that the labour of the exercise we have just gone through has produced some divine devotion and feeling, since, saith the wise man, 'Better is the end of prayer than the beginning': and for another reason, that, after the work of Prayer and Meditation, it is well that one should give his mind a little rest, and allow it to repose in the arms of Contemplation. At this point, then, we should put away all other thoughts that may present themselves, and, quieting the mind and stilling the memory, fix all upon our Lord; and remembering that we are then in His presence, no longer dwell upon the details of divine things. Ibidem p. 121. And not only at the end of the exercise but in the midst of it, and at whatever part of it, this spiritual swoon should come upon us, when the intellect is laid to sleep, we should make this pause, and enjoy the blessing bestowed; and then, when we have finished the digestion of it, turn to the matter we have in hand, as the gardener does, when he waters his garden-bed; who, after giving it (p. 122) a sufficiency of water, holds back the stream, and lets it soak and spread itself through the depths of the earth; and then when this hath somewhat dried up, he turns down upon it again the flow of water that it may receive still more, and be well irrigated.' to do least, does most in spiritual matters. We should make our petitions like beggars before a powerful and rich Emperor; then, with downcast eyes, humbly wait. When He secretly shows us He hears our prayers, it is well to be silent, as He has drawn us into His presence; there would then be no harm in trying to keep our minds at rest (that is to say, if we can). If, however, the King makes no sign of listening or of seeing us, there is no need to stand inert, like a dolt, which the soul would resemble if it continued inactive. In this case its dryness would greatly increase, and the imagination would be made more restless than before by its very effort to think of nothing. Our Lord wishes us at such a time to offer Him our petitions and to place ourselves in His presence; He knows what is best for us.

4.04 - Weaknesses, #Words Of The Mother II, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  But to be able to remain in peace you must keep in your heart Gratitude towards the Divine for all the help He gives. If Gratitude also is veiled, the obscure periods last much longer. There is, however, a swift and effective remedy: it is to keep always burning in your heart the flame of purification, the aspiration for progress, the intensity, the ardour of consecration. This flame is kindled in the heart of all who are sincere; you must not let in Gratitude cover it up with its ashes.
  You must remember one thing: the dark periods are inevitable.
  --
  The soul is aware of what it is given and lives in endless Gratitude.
  Abolition of the ego: one exists only by the Divine and for the

4.2.1.01 - The Importance of the Psychic Change, #Letters On Yoga III, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Truth, Divine Will, Divine Purity and Light is shown, falls away, cannot prevail in the nature. With all that the increase of the psychic qualities, Gratitude, obedience, unselfishness, fidelity to the true perception, true impulse etc. that comes from the Mother or leads to the Mother. When this side grows, then the other,
  The Psychic Being and Its Role in Sadhana

4.3.1.01 - Peace, Calm, Silence and the Self, #Letters On Yoga III, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  needed for such a grace is acceptance, Gratitude and to allow
  the Power that has touched the consciousness to develop what

6.0 - Conscious, Unconscious, and Individuation, #The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  foot in his fight with the Lernaean monster. In Gratitude, Hera
  set her accomplice among the stars. 159

7.05 - The Senses, #Words Of The Mother II, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  In the physical the joy of being is the best expression of Gratitude towards the Divine.
  16 June 1941

7.07 - Prudence, #Words Of Long Ago, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  But in their Gratitude to the merchant of Benares, they decided to pick up all the clothes they could find lying about so as to give them to their kindly friend. They flew from house to house, from village to village, snatched up all the garments drying out in the open and took them to the merchants house.
  He appreciated their good intentions, but he neither used nor sold the stolen clothes; he simply put them away carefully.
  --
  The king pardoned the vultures, for they had acted out of Gratitude, though without discernment; and thanks to his prudence, the merchant too was spared.
  ***

7 - Yoga of Sri Aurobindo, #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
  express Gratitude for the experience, asks for its continua-
  tion or seeks an explanation. It is then what I said almost

Aeneid, #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
  repay you, then, with Gratitude enough
  to match your merits, neither we nor any
  --
  Apollo and Diana were born. In Gratitude, Apollo secured the island so that it no longer floated, and it became a center of his
  worship. Delos is also called Ortygia. in, 166.

A Secret Miracle, #Labyrinths, #Jorge Luis Borges, #Poetry
  from stupor to resignation, from resignation to sudden Gratitude.
  He had no document but his memory; the training he had acquired

Big Mind (non-dual), #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
  INTEGRATED FREE-FUNCTIONING HUMAN BEING: As an integrated free-functioning human being I really feel like I am choosing to be what I am - a human being. Which means that as a human being I have pain and suffering. I have all kinds of emotions: sadness and grief, joy, happiness, exuberance, Gratitude, and I suffer. Before now I didn't really accept the fact that I am a human being. I think I've been in resistance, even in denial, somehow feeling that I didn't choose it. So I blamed other people and other things for my situation and my suffering.
  By intentionally choosing to be a human being, I feel I can just accept what and who I am, accept suffering when there's suffering and accept pain when there's pain. I can embrace sadness or grief. When it's time to grieve, I just grieve. When it's time to be happy, I'm just happy. When it's time to experience joy, I just experience joy. It all seems so simple and perfect. I feel that my functioning is totally at one with whatever the circumstances are and however they arise.
  --
  --- Great Gratitude and Appreciation
  FACILITATOR: All right, may I speak to another voice?
  --
  FACILITATOR: I would like to speak to the voice of Great Gratitude and Appreciation.
  GREAT Gratitude AND APPRECIATION: Great Gratitude and Appreciation here, sir!
  FACILITATOR: Tell me about you.
  GREAT Gratitude AND APPRECIATION: Well, I'm full of Gratitude and appreciation for this life, for this world, this universe, for his family, his children, his wife, his teachers, his friends, his relatives, for the world, for all human beings. I'm full of Gratitude to his ancestors, those who have preceded him. I just feel Gratitude and appreciation for the way things are. I'm full of Gratitude and appreciation.
  FACILITATOR: Are there things that you're not grateful for?
  GREAT Gratitude AND APPRECIATION: Well, that's not me. I'm grateful for everything. That's him. There are certainly things he's not grateful for. Just ask him.
  But me, I'm grateful for it all, even the hard times, even the difficulties. Maybe especially the hard times and difficulties, because I watch him grow and I watch others grow through their difficulties. Sometimes it seems like it's just absolutely necessary to go through hard times, and I appreciate that. I appreciate that he gets what he needs.
  --
  So, appreciating the experiences he needs in order to grow, to expand, to go beyond himself - is a good thing. He can have great joy, appreciation, and Gratitude for these experiences. That's how I see it.
  FACILITATOR: Have you changed since his earlier years, as great Gratitude and appreciation?
  GREAT Gratitude AND APPRECIATION: Well, I'm a lot more present now. Before he had that initial awakening he definitely wasn't full of Gratitude or appreciation. There were certainly things about his life he appreciated, and people he appreciated, but very conditionally. When he was winning, like in his water polo matches and swim meets, he was happy. When he was losing, he wasn't so happy. When his grades were good he was happy, when they weren't so good he wasn't so happy. It was all very conditional.
  Everything is impermanent, temporary, but now there are more minutes in an hour, more hours in a day, more days in a week, more weeks in a month, that he's full of joy, Gratitude and appreciation.
  FACILITATOR: And that doesn't depend on getting more of what he wants - it's more enjoying what he gets?
  GREAT Gratitude AND APPRECIATION: Correct. Enjoying and wanting what he gets.
  Now he sees that everything that manifests is reality, everything is a teaching. In other words, he can either learn from it, or he can ignore it, or deny it. When he ignores or denies it, that doesn't bring fulfillment. When he learns from everything that arises, and everyone - when everything's a teaching and everyone's a teacher, I seem to be more present as Gratitude and appreciation for his life.
  --- The Great Fool, Great Joker
  --
  What do you have to do to be it all? Absolutely nothing. Practice is absolutely unnecessary, unless you want to begin to appreciate and understand this more and more. That's all. You are always the whole being. You started this book as it all, and when you put it down you'll still be it all. You will just have a deeper appreciation and Gratitude. You cannot be other than this. You are always at the apex. You are always the deluded self, you are always awakened. Now let's explore these triangles through voices in more detail.
  --- The self

Big Mind (ten perfections), #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
  There doesn't have to be any hope of Gratitude or appreciation for what you've given.
  Wanting people to be grateful, or to appreciate, or to return the gift, is not freely giving in the fullest sense of the word. It's somehow giving, but still holding on to the gift, or to what you get back in return.

Blazing P3 - Explore the Stages of Postconventional Consciousness, #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
  during intervals of ordinary consciousness; they include feelings of Gratitude, generosity,
  loving kindness, heightened enjoyment of sensual experience, and an alleviation of personal

BOOK II. - A review of the calamities suffered by the Romans before the time of Christ, showing that their gods had plunged them into corruption and vice, #City of God, #Saint Augustine of Hippo, #Christianity
  Again, I presume it was due to this natural equity and virtue, that after the expulsion of King Tarquin, whose son had violated Lucretia, Junius Brutus the consul forced Lucius Tarquinius Collatinus, Lucretia's husb and and his own colleague, a good and innocent man, to resign his office and go into banishment, on the one sole charge that he was of the name and blood of the Tarquins. This injustice was perpetrated with the approval, or at least connivance, of the people, who had themselves raised to the consular office both Collatinus and Brutus. Another instance of this equity and virtue is found in their treatment of Marcus Camillus. This eminent man, after he had rapidly conquered the Veians, at that time the most formidable of Rome's enemies, and who had maintained a ten years' war, in which the Roman army had suffered the usual calamities attendant on bad generalship, after he had restored security to Rome, which had begun to tremble for its safety, and after he had taken the wealthiest city of the enemy, had charges brought against him by the malice of those that envied his success, and by the insolence of the tribunes of the people; and seeing that the city bore him no Gratitude for preserving it, and that he would certainly be condemned, he went into exile, and even in his absence was fined 10,000 asses. Shortly after, however, his ungrateful country had again to seek his protection from the Gauls. But I cannot now mention all the shameful and iniquitous acts with which Rome was agitated, when the aristocracy attempted to subject the people, and the people resented their encroachments, and the advocates of either party[Pg 69] were actuated rather by the love of victory than by any equitable or virtuous consideration.
    18. What the history of Sallust reveals regarding the life of the Romans, either when straitened by anxiety or relaxed in security.

BOOK III. - The external calamities of Rome, #City of God, #Saint Augustine of Hippo, #Christianity
  Let those who have no Gratitude to Christ for His great benefits, blame their own gods for these heavy disasters. For certainly when these occurred the altars of the gods were kept blazing, and there rose the mingled fragrance of "Saban incense and fresh garlands;"[154] the priests were clothed with honour, the shrines were maintained in splendour; sacrifices,[Pg 133] games, sacred ecstasies, were common in the temples; while the blood of the citizens was being so freely shed, not only in remote places, but among the very altars of the gods. Cicero did not choose to seek sanctuary in a temple, because Mucius had sought it there in vain. But they who most unpardonably calumniate this Christian era, are the very men who either themselves fled for asylum to the places specially dedicated to Christ, or were led there by the barbarians that they might be safe. In short, not to recapitulate the many instances I have cited, and not to add to their number others which it were tedious to enumerate, this one thing I am persuaded of, and this every impartial judgment will readily acknowledge, that if the human race had received Christianity before the Punic wars, and if the same desolating calamities which these wars brought upon Europe and Africa had followed the introduction of Christianity, there is no one of those who now accuse us who would not have attri buted them to our religion. How intolerable would their accusations have been, at least so far as the Romans are concerned, if the Christian religion had been received and diffused prior to the invasion of the Gauls, or to the ruinous floods and fires which desolated Rome, or to those most calamitous of all events, the civil wars! And those other disasters, which were of so strange a nature that they were reckoned prodigies, had they happened since the Christian era, to whom but to the Christians would they have imputed these as crimes? I do not speak of those things which were rather surprising than hurtful,oxen speaking, unborn infants articulating some words in their mothers' wombs, serpents flying, hens and women being changed into the other sex; and other similar prodigies which, whether true or false, are recorded not in their imaginative, but in their historical works, and which do not injure, but only astonish men. But when it rained earth, when it rained chalk, when it rained stonesnot hailstones, but real stonesthis certainly was calculated to do serious damage. We have read in their books that the fires of Etna, pouring down from the top of the mountain to the neighbouring shore, caused the sea to boil, so that rocks were burnt up, and the pitch of ships began to run,a phenomenon incredibly surprising, but at the same time no[Pg 134] less hurtful. By the same violent heat, they relate that on another occasion Sicily was filled with cinders, so that the houses of the city Catina were destroyed and buried under them,a calamity which moved the Romans to pity them, and remit their tri bute for that year. One may also read that Africa, which had by that time become a province of Rome, was visited by a prodigious multitude of locusts, which, after consuming the fruit and foliage of the trees, were driven into the sea in one vast and measureless cloud; so that when they were drowned and cast upon the shore the air was polluted, and so serious a pestilence produced that in the kingdom of Masinissa alone they say there perished 800,000 persons, besides a much greater number in the neighbouring districts. At Utica they assure us that, of 30,000 soldiers then garrisoning it, there survived only ten. Yet which of these disasters, suppose they happened now, would not be attri buted to the Christian religion by those who thus thoughtlessly accuse us, and whom we are compelled to answer? And yet to their own gods they attri bute none of these things, though they worship them for the sake of escaping lesser calamities of the same kind, and do not reflect that they who formerly worshipped them were not preserved from these serious disasters.
  [Pg 135]

BOOK II. -- PART I. ANTHROPOGENESIS., #The Secret Doctrine, #H P Blavatsky, #Theosophy
  then appeared among them successively and discovered fire, wheat, wine; and public Gratitude deified
  them . . . ."("De Legibus" 1, iv.; in Crit. and in Politic).

BOOK II. -- PART II. THE ARCHAIC SYMBOLISM OF THE WORLD-RELIGIONS, #The Secret Doctrine, #H P Blavatsky, #Theosophy
  help feeling Gratitude to that mysterious and marvellous being which they were henceforth enabled to
  create at their will, and which was no sooner born, than it grew and expanded, developing with

BOOK I. -- PART III. SCIENCE AND THE SECRET DOCTRINE CONTRASTED, #The Secret Doctrine, #H P Blavatsky, #Theosophy
  graves than war, pestilence and famine combined, he will merit and receive the Gratitude of mankind.
  All this and more will he do, if he and those who have watched his progress, day by day for years, are

Book of Imaginary Beings (text), #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
  leaped into a fire. The Buddha in Gratitude sent the Hares
  soul to the moon. There, under an acacia, the Hare pounds in

Deutsches Requiem, #Labyrinths, #Jorge Luis Borges, #Poetry
  who pauses in wonder, moved with tenderness and Gratitude, before any
  facet of the work of these auspicious creators, let him know that I also

DS2, #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
  Thus, he expresses his Gratitude for such instruction by example and asks how others, not only monks but anyone who seeks to live an enlightened life, can follow in the Buddhas footsteps. The wording of his questions, however, reflects the understanding of someone on the Hinayana, or Lesser Path. But this is a Mahayana sutra.
  Chao-ming titles this: Subhuti Asks for Instruction.

ENNEAD 01.04 - Whether Animals May Be Termed Happy., #Plotinus - Complete Works Vol 04, #Plotinus, #Christianity
  15. Let us now imagine two wise men, the first of whom possesses everything that heart can wish for, while the other is in a contrary position. Shall they be said to be equally happy? Yes, if they be equally wise. Even if the one possessed physical beauty, and all the other advantages that do not relate either to wisdom, virtue, contemplation of the good, or perfect life; what would be the use of all that since he who possesses all these advantages is not considered as really being happier than he who lacks them? Such wealth would not even help a flute-player to accomplish his object! We, however, consider the happy man only from the standpoint of the weakness of our mind, considering as serious and frightful what the really1039 happy man considers indifferent. For the man could not be wise, nor consequently happy, so long as he has not succeeded in getting rid of all these vain ideas, so long as he has not entirely transformed himself, so long as he does not within himself contain the confidence that he is sheltered from all evil. Only then will he live without being troubled by any fear. The only thing that should affect him, would be the fear that he is not an expert in wisdom, that he is only partly wise. As to unforeseen fears that might get the better of him before he had had the time to reflect, during a moment of abstraction of attention, the wise man will hasten to turn them away, treating that which within himself becomes agitated as a child that has lost its way through pain. He will tranquilize it either by reason, or even by a threat, though uttered without passion. Thus the mere sight of a worthy person suffices to calm a child. Besides, the wise man will not hold aloof either from friendship nor Gratitude. He will treat his own people as he treats himself; giving to his friends as much as to his own person; and he will give himself up to friendship, without ceasing to exercise intelligence therein.
  THE WISE MAN REMAINS UNATTACHED.

Gorgias, #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
  We may further observe that the art of government, while in some respects tending to improve, has in others a tendency to degenerate, as institutions become more popular. Governing for the people cannot easily be combined with governing by the people: the interests of classes are too strong for the ideas of the statesman who takes a comprehensive view of the whole. According to Socrates the true governor will find ruin or death staring him in the face, and will only be induced to govern from the fear of being governed by a worse man than himself (Republic). And in modern times, though the world has grown milder, and the terrible consequences which Plato foretells no longer await an English statesman, any one who is not actuated by a blind ambition will only undertake from a sense of duty a work in which he is most likely to fail; and even if he succeed, will rarely be rewarded by the Gratitude of his own generation.
  Socrates, who is not a politician at all, tells us that he is the only real politician of his time. Let us illustrate the meaning of his words by applying them to the history of our own country. He would have said that not Pitt or Fox, or Canning or Sir R. Peel, are the real politicians of their time, but Locke, Hume, Adam Smith, Bentham, Ricardo. These during the greater part of their lives occupied an inconsiderable space in the eyes of the public. They were private persons; nevertheless they sowed in the minds of men seeds which in the next generation have become an irresistible power. 'Herein is that saying true, One soweth and another reapeth.' We may imagine with Plato an ideal statesman in whom practice and speculation are perfectly harmonized; for there is no necessary opposition between them. But experience shows that they are commonly divorcedthe ordinary politician is the interpreter or executor of the thoughts of others, and hardly ever brings to the birth a new political conception. One or two only in modern times, like the Italian statesman Cavour, have created the world in which they moved. The philosopher is naturally unfitted for political life; his great ideas are not understood by the many; he is a thousand miles away from the questions of the day. Yet perhaps the lives of thinkers, as they are stiller and deeper, are also happier than the lives of those who are more in the public eye. They have the promise of the future, though they are regarded as dreamers and visionaries by their own contemporaries. And when they are no longer here, those who would have been ashamed of them during their lives claim kindred with them, and are proud to be called by their names. (Compare Thucyd.)
  --
  SOCRATES: O, my dear friend, I say nothing against them regarded as the serving-men of the State; and I do think that they were certainly more serviceable than those who are living now, and better able to gratify the wishes of the State; but as to transforming those desires and not allowing them to have their way, and using the powers which they had, whether of persuasion or of force, in the improvement of their fellow citizens, which is the prime object of the truly good citizen, I do not see that in these respects they were a whit superior to our present statesmen, although I do admit that they were more clever at providing ships and walls and docks, and all that. You and I have a ridiculous way, for during the whole time that we are arguing, we are always going round and round to the same point, and constantly misunderstanding one another. If I am not mistaken, you have admitted and acknowledged more than once, that there are two kinds of operations which have to do with the body, and two which have to do with the soul: one of the two is ministerial, and if our bodies are hungry provides food for them, and if they are thirsty gives them drink, or if they are cold supplies them with garments, blankets, shoes, and all that they crave. I use the same images as before intentionally, in order that you may understand me the better. The purveyor of the articles may provide them either wholesale or retail, or he may be the maker of any of them,the baker, or the cook, or the weaver, or the shoemaker, or the currier; and in so doing, being such as he is, he is naturally supposed by himself and every one to minister to the body. For none of them know that there is another artan art of gymnastic and medicine which is the true minister of the body, and ought to be the mistress of all the rest, and to use their results according to the knowledge which she has and they have not, of the real good or bad effects of meats and drinks on the body. All other arts which have to do with the body are servile and menial and illiberal; and gymnastic and medicine are, as they ought to be, their mistresses. Now, when I say that all this is equally true of the soul, you seem at first to know and understand and assent to my words, and then a little while afterwards you come repeating, Has not the State had good and noble citizens? and when I ask you who they are, you reply, seemingly quite in earnest, as if I had asked, Who are or have been good trainers?and you had replied, Thearion, the baker, Mithoecus, who wrote the Sicilian cookery-book, Sarambus, the vintner: these are ministers of the body, first-rate in their art; for the first makes admirable loaves, the second excellent dishes, and the third capital wine;to me these appear to be the exact parallel of the statesmen whom you mention. Now you would not be altogether pleased if I said to you, My friend, you know nothing of gymnastics; those of whom you are speaking to me are only the ministers and purveyors of luxury, who have no good or noble notions of their art, and may very likely be filling and fattening men's bodies and gaining their approval, although the result is that they lose their original flesh in the long run, and become thinner than they were before; and yet they, in their simplicity, will not attri bute their diseases and loss of flesh to their entertainers; but when in after years the unhealthy surfeit brings the attendant penalty of disease, he who happens to be near them at the time, and offers them advice, is accused and blamed by them, and if they could they would do him some harm; while they proceed to eulogize the men who have been the real authors of the mischief. And that, Callicles, is just what you are now doing. You praise the men who feasted the citizens and satisfied their desires, and people say that they have made the city great, not seeing that the swollen and ulcerated condition of the State is to be attri buted to these elder statesmen; for they have filled the city full of harbours and docks and walls and revenues and all that, and have left no room for justice and temperance. And when the crisis of the disorder comes, the people will blame the advisers of the hour, and applaud Themistocles and Cimon and Pericles, who are the real authors of their calamities; and if you are not careful they may assail you and my friend Alcibiades, when they are losing not only their new acquisitions, but also their original possessions; not that you are the authors of these misfortunes of theirs, although you may perhaps be accessories to them. A great piece of work is always being made, as I see and am told, now as of old; about our statesmen. When the State treats any of them as malefactors, I observe that there is a great uproar and indignation at the supposed wrong which is done to them; 'after all their many services to the State, that they should unjustly perish,'so the tale runs. But the cry is all a lie; for no statesman ever could be unjustly put to death by the city of which he is the head. The case of the professed statesman is, I believe, very much like that of the professed sophist; for the sophists, although they are wise men, are nevertheless guilty of a strange piece of folly; professing to be teachers of virtue, they will often accuse their disciples of wronging them, and defrauding them of their pay, and showing no Gratitude for their services. Yet what can be more absurd than that men who have become just and good, and whose injustice has been taken away from them, and who have had justice implanted in them by their teachers, should act unjustly by reason of the injustice which is not in them? Can anything be more irrational, my friends, than this? You, Callicles, compel me to be a mob-orator, because you will not answer.
  CALLICLES: And you are the man who cannot speak unless there is some one to answer?

Liber 71 - The Voice of the Silence - The Two Paths - The Seven Portals, #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
   fellow-men." He does not want their Gratitude. We will now close this
   painful subject.

Story of the Warrior and the Captive, #Labyrinths, #Jorge Luis Borges, #Poetry
  epitaph in which they manifested their Gratitude (contempsit caros, dum nos
  amat ille, parentes) and observed the peculiar contrast evident between the

Talks 600-652, #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
  A disciple served a master a long time and realised the Self. He was in Bliss and wanted to express his Gratitude to the master. He was in tears of joy and his voice choked when he spoke. He said, "What a wonder that I did not know my very Self all these years? I suffered long and you so graciously helped me to realise the Self. How shall I repay your Grace? It is not in my power to do it!" The master replied:
  "Well, well. Your repayment consists in not lapsing into ignorance over again but in continuing in the state of your real Self."
  [Compiler's remarks: The Self is the Master and all else. The Realisation of the Self means Self-surrender or merging into the Master. What more can anyone do? That is the highest form of Gratitude to the Master].
  21st January, 1939

Talks With Sri Aurobindo 1, #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
  poured. If one recognises the Grace and expresses Gratitude, it acts more
  quickly and more powerfully.
  --
  Grace have expressed a deep Gratitude welling up from the heart.
  DR. MANILAL: We should like the Grace to act like a mother feeding her infant when it is hungry and supplying things when needed.

Talks With Sri Aurobindo 2, #Talks With Sri Aurobindo, #unset, #Zen
  NIRODBARAN: A has requested me to convey his Gratitude to you and the
  Mother. (Sri Aurobindo looked pleased.)
  --
  says, the astrologer appeared to be very moved and with obvious Gratitude in
  his voice he said that besides sending him the date and time of your birth,

The Act of Creation text, #The Act of Creation, #Arthur Koestler, #Psychology
  accomplishments deified out of flattery or Gratitude'. Prometheus, the
  discoverer of fire, Vulcan, the first of the smiths, Hermes, the inventor

The Book (short story), #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
  The Lovecraft Library wishes to extend its Gratitude to Patrick Swinkels for transcribing this text.
  This text has been converted into PDF by Agha Yasir www.ech-pi-el.com

The Dwellings of the Philosophers, #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
  deserves from us eternal Gratitude for his ultimate and courageous intervention. Although it
  was in vain, his intervention is nonetheless one of his highest titles to fame.
  --
  Universe this touching and deep Gratitude that simple souls possess, and this boundless
  affection that binds the son to the Father. The Golden Age, a solar age par excellence, has for

The Shadow Out Of Time, #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
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Timaeus, #unset, #Arthur C Clarke, #Fiction
  CRITIAS: Then listen, Socrates, to a tale which, though strange, is certainly true, having been attested by Solon, who was the wisest of the seven sages. He was a relative and a dear friend of my great-grandfa ther, Dropides, as he himself says in many passages of his poems; and he told the story to Critias, my grandfa ther, who remembered and repeated it to us. There were of old, he said, great and marvellous actions of the Athenian city, which have passed into oblivion through lapse of time and the destruction of mankind, and one in particular, greater than all the rest. This we will now rehearse. It will be a fitting monument of our Gratitude to you, and a hymn of praise true and worthy of the goddess, on this her day of festival.
  SOCRATES: Very good. And what is this ancient famous action of the Athenians, which Critias declared, on the authority of Solon, to be not a mere legend, but an actual fact?

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--- Overview of noun gratitude

The noun gratitude has 1 sense (first 1 from tagged texts)
                  
1. (2) gratitude ::: (a feeling of thankfulness and appreciation; "he was overwhelmed with gratitude for their help")


--- Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun gratitude

1 sense of gratitude                          

Sense 1
gratitude
   => feeling
     => state
       => attribute
         => abstraction, abstract entity
           => entity


--- Hyponyms of noun gratitude

1 sense of gratitude                          

Sense 1
gratitude
   => gratefulness, thankfulness, appreciativeness


--- Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun gratitude

1 sense of gratitude                          

Sense 1
gratitude
   => feeling




--- Coordinate Terms (sisters) of noun gratitude

1 sense of gratitude                          

Sense 1
gratitude
  -> feeling
   => affect
   => emotion
   => thing
   => glow
   => faintness
   => soul, soulfulness
   => passion, passionateness
   => sentiment
   => complex
   => ambivalence, ambivalency
   => apathy
   => desire
   => sex, sexual urge
   => pleasure, pleasance
   => pain, painfulness
   => pang, stab, twinge
   => liking
   => dislike
   => gratitude
   => ingratitude, ungratefulness
   => unconcern
   => shame
   => pride, pridefulness
   => humility, humbleness
   => astonishment, amazement
   => devastation
   => expectation
   => levity
   => gravity, solemnity
   => sensitivity, sensitiveness
   => agitation
   => calmness
   => fearlessness, bravery
   => happiness
   => sadness, unhappiness
   => hope
   => despair
   => affection, affectionateness, fondness, tenderness, heart, warmness, warmheartedness, philia
   => temper, mood, humor, humour
   => sympathy, fellow feeling
   => enthusiasm




--- Grep of noun gratitude
gratitude
ingratitude



IN WEBGEN [10000/95]

Wikipedia - Acknowledgment (creative arts and sciences) -- Expression of gratitude for assistance in creating a work
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Wikipedia - Kleinian envy and gratitude
Wikipedia - The Cracksman's Gratitude -- 1914 American silent film short
Wikipedia - The Gratitude of Wanda -- 1913 American short film
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/106418.The_Simple_Abundance_Journal_of_Gratitude
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16062925-21-prayers-of-gratitude
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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1779204.The_Secret_Gratitude_Book
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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18892317-powerful-prayers-of-gratitude-to-bring-you-closer-to-god
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1961955.The_Gratitude_Effect
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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20821133-gratitude-and-trust
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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22853613-choose-gratitude
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/236822.Envy_and_Gratitude_and_Other_Works
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23705600-catalog-of-unabashed-gratitude
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Integral World - Prajna on the Left?, In Reply and Gratitude to Raphael Foshay, Daniel Gustav Anderson
Integral Christianity: Panentheism, Gratitude, and the Three Faces of God
The Gift of Gratitude
wiki.auroville - Gratitude_Animal_Farm
Psychology Wiki - Gratitude
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy - gratitude
https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/GratitudeTropes
https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Gratitude
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Pokmon: Giratina & the Sky Warrior(2008) - The eleventh Pokemon movie. In the Reverse World, a word parallel to that of our own, lives the Pokemon Giratina, its sole inhabitant. After the warriors of space & time Dialga & Palkia engage in a fight which enrages Giratina, the only one sough to stop it is Shaymin, the Gratitude Pokemon. Failing...
The Cat Returns(2002) - High school student Haru (Chizuru Ikewaki) rescues a cat that was about to be run over by a truck and discovers the cat is actually a prince named Lune. Out of gratitude, Lune's father, the Cat King, asks her to marry Lune. Haru is brought to the Cat Kingdom, where she starts to develop feline featu...
Aladdin (1986)(1986) - Updating of the old "Aladdin" Arabian Nights tale, as a teenager in modern-day Miami finds a magic lantern and out pops a genie, who's been asleep for 200 years and in his gratitude grants the boy several wishes.
https://ffxiclopedia.fandom.com/wiki/Adventurer_Gratitude_Campaign
https://ffxiclopedia.fandom.com/wiki/Adventurer_Gratitude_Campaign_2017
https://ffxiclopedia.fandom.com/wiki/Adventurer_Gratitude_Campaign_2018
https://humanscience.fandom.com/wiki/Gratitude
https://humanscience.fandom.com/wiki/Gratitude_attracts_giant
https://humanscience.fandom.com/wiki/Gratitude_(Pride_and_Prejudice)
https://humanscience.fandom.com/wiki/Gratitude_that_Attracts_Good_Fortune
https://lifequality.fandom.com/wiki/Gratitude
https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Bajoran_Gratitude_Festival
https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Gratitude
https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Gratitude_Festival
https://memory-beta.fandom.com/wiki/Gratitude_Festival
.hack//Gift -- -- Bee Train -- 1 ep -- Original -- Comedy Fantasy Game -- .hack//Gift .hack//Gift -- As an expression of gratitude for the heroes of both the ".hack//Sign" and the ".hack" game series, Helba has prepared a special event for all the characters to find the newly established "Twilight Hot Springs." The characters can get their well deserved rest and relaxation by having a soak in the wonderful hot springs, but there is only one problem—the hot springs are hidden and there have been mysterious player murders. With the only clue being the word “GIFT," the race has begun to find the culprit and the location of the hot springs. -- -- -- Licensor: -- Bandai Entertainment -- OVA - Nov 16, 2003 -- 19,215 6.15
Hokori Inu no Hanashi -- -- - -- 1 ep -- Original -- Dementia -- Hokori Inu no Hanashi Hokori Inu no Hanashi -- Dogs all end up to be a dusty dog. Dogs’ dust consists of -- pride of themselves and that of you. -- The film is of the memory, love and gratitude of the dusty dog, -- and many other dogs, tracing their senses and memories, -- dedicating to you who gave love to them. -- -- (Source: Official Site) -- Movie - ??? ??, 2012 -- 312 5.53
Kamisama Hajimemashita -- -- TMS Entertainment -- 13 eps -- Manga -- Comedy Demons Supernatural Romance Fantasy Shoujo -- Kamisama Hajimemashita Kamisama Hajimemashita -- High schooler Nanami Momozono has quite a few problems of late, beginning with her absentee father being in such extreme debt that they lose everything. Downtrodden and homeless, she runs into a man being harassed by a dog. After helping him, she explains her situation, and to her surprise, he offers her his home in gratitude. But when she discovers that said home is a rundown shrine, she tries to leave; however, she is caught by two shrine spirits and a fox familiar named Tomoe. They mistake her for the man Nanami rescued—the land god of the shrine, Mikage. Realizing that Mikage must have sent her there as a replacement god, Tomoe leaves abruptly, refusing to serve a human. -- -- Rather than going back to being homeless, Nanami immerses herself in her divine duties. But if she must keep things running smoothly, she will need the help of a certain hot-headed fox. In her fumbling attempt to seek out Tomoe, she lands in trouble and ends up sealing a contract with him. Now the two must traverse the path of godhood together as god and familiar; but it will not be easy, for new threats arise in the form of a youkai who wants to devour the girl, a snake that wants to marry her, and Nanami's own unexpected feelings for her new familiar. -- -- -- Licensor: -- Funimation -- 460,758 8.04
Kirarin☆Revolution -- -- SynergySP -- 153 eps -- Manga -- Comedy Drama Romance Shoujo -- Kirarin☆Revolution Kirarin☆Revolution -- Kirari Tsukishima, a gluttonous 14-year-old beauty, is a girl who does not care about idols and the entertainment world because her mind is occupied by food. Her obsession with food only causes her to be clueless about love. -- -- One day, after saving a turtle that is stranded in a tree, Kirari meets with a handsome and gentle boy named Seiji, who gives her ticket to a SHIPS (a popular idol group) concert to show his gratitude for her saving his pet. Kirari then storms off to the concert and runs into another boy, who tears up her ticket and warns her to stay away from Seiji because she and Seiji live in different worlds. The outraged Kirari then sneaks into the concert, only to discover that Seiji and the boy who tore her ticket, named Hiroto, are actually members of SHIPS. -- -- Finally understanding the meaning of "different worlds" (Seiji is a popular idol while she is an average middle school student), Kirari refuses to give up. Filled with determination to be with Seiji, she declares that she will also become an idol. -- -- (Source: Wikipedia) -- 25,637 7.06
Neko no Ongaeshi -- -- Studio Ghibli -- 1 ep -- Other -- Adventure Drama Fantasy -- Neko no Ongaeshi Neko no Ongaeshi -- High school student Haru Yoshioka is bored with the monotony of life. One day, she saves Prince Lune of the Cat Kingdom from being run over by a truck. As a token of gratitude, the Cat King sends her "presents" and invites her to the Cat Kingdom to become Lune's wife. Haru's inability to properly communicate with the cats leads to the misunderstanding that she has accepted the proposal. -- -- As Haru ponders on ways to escape the predicament, a mysterious voice instructs her to search for the Cat Bureau. However, not long after she finally arrives at the bureau, a horde of cats swarms in and forcibly takes her to the Cat Kingdom, along with a member of the Cat Bureau. Concerned for their safety, owner of the Cat Bureau, Baron Humbert von Gikkingen, follows close behind. -- -- The more Haru immerses herself in the activities of the Cat Kingdom, the more cat-like she becomes. To her dismay, she soon learns that, unless she can find her true self, she may become a cat permanently. Haru's adventures in the world of cats lead her down a path to self-discovery, allowing her to return as a more confident person. -- -- -- Licensor: -- GKIDS, Walt Disney Studios -- Movie - Jul 20, 2002 -- 197,100 7.78
Pokemon Movie 11: Giratina to Sora no Hanataba Sheimi -- -- OLM -- 1 ep -- Game -- Action Adventure Fantasy Kids -- Pokemon Movie 11: Giratina to Sora no Hanataba Sheimi Pokemon Movie 11: Giratina to Sora no Hanataba Sheimi -- The legendary Renegade Pokémon, Giratina, encounters the Temporal Pokémon Dialga by a lake and successfully manages to drag Dialga into its home—an alternate dimension separate from the normal world. But a small green Pokémon gets gotten dragged in as well—and though it somehow escapes, Dialga uses this opportunity to escape as well after preventing Giratina from chasing after it. -- -- After accidentally ruining Satoshi and his friends' picnic, the green Pokémon is taken to the Pokémon Center where it is treated for injuries and introduced as Shaymin, the mythical Gratitude Pokémon. Using telepathy, Shaymin demands that Satoshi, Hikari, and Takeshi take it somewhere. But before they can find out where to go, the group find themselves being pursued by both Giratina and a strange man named Zero—both in search of little Shaymin! Will Satoshi and his friends be able to find Shaymin's desired place while keeping themselves out of danger? -- -- -- Licensor: -- The Pokemon Company International -- Movie - Jul 19, 2008 -- 68,394 6.91
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