It’s easy to declare “I am grateful!” when life is obviously going very well and looks blessed from all angles. How could we possibly be grateful for everything, though—the lows, the “bad,” the mistakes and failures, the pain and suffering? We’re bound to experience all sorts of resistance to gratitude during more difficult experiences, but […]
Happiness isn’t a one-time act; it’s a dedicated practice, a preference, and a devotion. What are some of the things happy people do on a regular basis to sustain their power to lead an intentional life? I can give you three straight answers right now; these are the practiced habits that will support your capacity […]
Why should we wait until we’ve made more money, accomplished the goal, married the person, raised the child, visited the place, or stumbled upon extra time before we’re allowed to enjoy life and feel blessed to be alive? If you’re like me, and you want to live an abundant life in this moment, please keep […]
Each of us can cultivate more joyful experiences on a consistent basis and a more deeply woven sense of internal peace… the key is within. These gratitude affirmations are easy to practice and capable of changing your perspective to one that’s better able to see the light that’s already here. They’re seeds. Practice your favorite […]
There is music for us everywhere, if we listen, beauty tucked away in the nooks and crannies of daily life—we can find it, if we’re willing to pause, and see. These summer quotes are truly about enjoying the season we’re in, making the most of the moment we’re breathing, and living the entirety of what […]
If there are a million (or more) moments in a month, or it’s really just one, vast, living moment containing a month, I intend for at least one of these June quotes to reach you on meaningful level. What a lovely month it is, to stop waiting to start living, and to begin reaching into […]
Feeling sad is part of the healing process, and it’s part of living a full and meaningful life. Navigating the rich tapestry of being a human is a colorful journey. Keep alive the awareness that you’re more than your emotions, and your emotions will morph into important messengers that arise to guide you in the […]
Just for this moment, count your blessings instead of adding up your troubles. There’s always something to be thankful for, no matter our circumstances—sometimes we just need to shift our perceptions. Affirm your appreciation for being alive, and you’ll manifest more to be grateful for in life.
Sincere gratitude generates more to be grateful for. This appreciation poem is a kind of ode to the transformations we go through that lead us through our suffering to a deeper experience of being alive, to abundant life.
Every act of appreciation is a seed planted, which blooms into something beautiful, something more to appreciate. Asking how to express gratitude is kin to wondering how we can make our lives more beautiful.