🙏 Daily Gratitude

This is a thread to post things you are grateful for as often as you wish, daily if you want. Practicing gratitude daily has a whole host of physical and mental benefits. It helps us be more present. It improves our self worth. It also connects us more deeply to the people in our lives. As people on the spiritual path, I feel practicing gratitude is an extremely helpful practice.

What are you grateful for today?

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Today I am grateful for having access, and being interested, in spiritual teachings during this life time. I know a lot of people just aren’t interested in spirituality. My heart is full of joy when I contemplate that I get to spend this life on the spiritual path.

I’m also grateful that I live in a time when I can learn from all the religions all over the world. My heart is so hungry for truth, I feel it wouldn’t be satisfied by the teachings of just one religion. It gives me so much happiness to be able to learn from Daoists, Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims, Jews, followers of indigenous religions, and from the world’s other spiritual traditions from my home with just the click of a mouse.

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AMEN^(infinity) dear Sibling!!!
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Genius thread topic!

Oftentimes before I go into deep prayer sessions, I will start it with a list of things I am truly grateful for, often the things so many of us take for granted [I don’t do this unless my heart is 100% in it, no lip service]:

Thank you God for this Breath
Thank you God for this Mind
Thank you God for the ability to walk
Thank you God for this health
Thank you God for this bed to sleep in
Thank you God for this roof over my head
Thank you God for these clothes protecting my body
Thank you God for running water, and the ability to stay clean
Thank you God for providing food to keep me nourished and energized
Thank you God for the spiritual teachings you have blessed humanity with
Thank you God for the freedom to worship you without persecution
Thank you God for the people on this planet with hearts of gold
Thank you God for all the Miracles you make happen every second of the day.
Thank you God for the gift of eternal life

:green_heart:

:pray:

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Thank you God for this Amazing Sangha

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Thank you God for Blessing our Ancestors, and helping them endure so much suffering and so many trials and tribulations, so that we could be here today

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“They dont know how to be grateful”

@BlessingsDeers
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yes… so true… infinite gratitude… our ancestors are… no words for what they have endured…

what a delightful surprise! hihihi :cowboy_hat_face: :feather: :ok_hand:t3: :wink:

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I feel a deep gratitude for the beings I’ve met here and elsewhere, who have communicated with me and listened and offered suggestions. I feel like I’ve reached a realization today of my true purpose, and I feel like an incredible pressure has been lifted, and all I feel is pure joy. I’m very thankful that I think I’ve finally realized what is the right path for me – working towards the betterment of all sentient beings.

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Gratitude (Chosen Performance) - Brandon Lake

"Gratitude Lyrics:
All my words fall short
I got nothing new
How could I express
All my gratitude?

I could sing these songs
As I often do
But every song must end
And You never do

So I throw up my hands
And praise You again and again
'Cause all that I have is a hallelujah
Hallelujah

And I know it’s not much
But I’ve nothing else fit for a King
Except for a heart singing hallelujah
Hallelujah

I’ve got one response
I’ve got just one move
With my arm stretched wide
I will worship You

So I throw up my hands
And praise You again and again
'Cause all that I have is a hallelujah
Hallelujah

And I know it’s not much
But I’ve nothing else fit for a King
Except for a heart singing hallelujah
Hallelujah

So come on, my soul
Oh, don’t you get shy on me
Lift up your song
'Cause you’ve got a lion inside of those lungs
Get up and praise the Lord"

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Oprah Winfrey Advice on The Power of Gratitude and How It Can Change Your Life

AMEN Brother!

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Amen! This makes me so happy hearing this. May we all work for the betterment of all beings.

:pray:

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The Power of Gratitude - Inspirational Video

“Gratitude is not only the Greatest of Virtues,
But the parent of all others.”

How Gratitude Changes Your Brain :brain:

@BlessingsDeers

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MG… such a beautiful song! already on several playlists… guess what? infinite gratitude BB! :brown_heart:

UAU! so great to read you :dolphin: yehaaaaay! in the ancient Mayan tradition, when we share, we Celebrate! So great to celebrate with you. May we indeed keep the merit of benefiting all sentient beings!

thank you life for giving me SO MANY chances… everyday… MG… thank you. great video!.. :pray:t3: what a privilege indeed to be human… :brown_heart:

happiness is a spiritual experience"
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“we only see what we focus on”…
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“Peace of mind is high currency right now” :dolphin:
So intelligent of Kwik to talk about this in a scientific environment!
Did not know that Gratitude changes the molecular structure of the brain…! Brilliant!.. I do notice that it creates a special aura around… and it’s increasing!

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Thank you God for the profound power of Prayer

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GRATITUDE CHANGES EVERYTHING | Stop Complaining & Start Thanking God - Morning Inspiration & Prayer

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A Short Prayer of Gratitude

MORNING BLESSINGS | Morning Prayer To Start Your Day

"its not a book of perfect people, its a book about human failure "

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:pray:

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Today I am grateful for prayer.

I’m grateful for the community of spiritual practitioners in all traditions and the teachings they’ve passed down to us.

I’m grateful for poverty, which keeps me dependent on God.

I’m grateful for my parents, who have encouraged me to pursue the spiritual path.

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Thank you God for the Sun, and its life giving light

Thank you God your life giving Light, that shines bright even in the darkness.

:sunny:

:pray:

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Thank you God for this day! (from the video posted earlier).
Thank you for leading me to the spiritual path, and placing me in contact with others also pursuing the path who are kind, understanding, and freely offer their suggestions and references to useful resources.

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thank you for all the natural wonders of life :herb:
thank you sun for your light and intelligence :sun_with_face:
thank you water, for your freshness :shower:
thank you AH for this platform :star2:
thank you all for being here, with such kindness, goodness and abundant resources :brown_heart:
thank you sea for receiving so many people into your vastness, for blessing us with your purification waters :dolphin:
thank you parents for all your support and inspiration :gem:
thank you LIFE, it’s so good to be alive! :heart_eyes:

Infinite Gratitude :infinity:

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Thank you God for Synchronicities

Watched this video randomly on a whim less than 24 hours ago, and was drawn to their energy and loving hearts:
The Sisters of Life Answer the Internet’s Top Questions About Nuns

I was deeply touched by their vows of poverty, and how difficult this is to do, putting your faith and trust 100% in the hands of God.

This video was very illuminating, especially the part about how they make their own clothes, and why they wear the veil, along with the importance of a balance of contemplative prayer and doing Gods work out in the field. So cool how they get their names!!! I was so ignorant of all this information.

So today while grabbing something at the $1 store, I had a big Sychronicity: The woman in front of me had checked out all her items and was getting ready to pay. I looked at her and she was wearing a nearly identical dress and veil to the women in the video. I cant remember ever seeing someone wearing this in public.

I wasn’t sure if she was a Sister, but told the checkout lady I would pay for her stuff. I don’t have a lot of money, but after learning about her vow of poverty (from the video) and her tribe dedicating their lives to Gods work, I figured it was the least I could do.

Thank you God for people like this in the world, who align their hearts and actions fully with Truth and Love.

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I am thankful for those little moments of sweetness during spiritual practice. For extra deep meditation sessions. For tears while singing devotional songs. For the excitement of knowing you are in a dream. For those moments your heart opens up in love.

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