The Grateful Thread
Gratitude is one of the most powerful forms of expression. When it is honest, I feel that gratitude can honestly, permanently change lives.
I am grateful for many things, but these I am grateful for most of all:
My life, for the air I breathe and the water I drink.
My wife, who supports me with every fiber of her being.
My children, who remind me daily that life is not all work.
My friends, who I share my support with and receive back in kind.
The great philosophers, leaders, and masters who have passed on, leaving a legacy to surpass.
The wise philosophers, leaders, and masters of the day, who have enough patience to teach and learn at the same time.
TOTJO, where I found there is no tunnel, let alone a light at the end of it.
You, whoever may be reading this, that you took the time to read this thread.
Take the time and give thanks to others!
I'm grateful the pope said the following:
Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts. Journal
I am honestly grateful for every aspect of my life right now. I am in my home state, happily married with a new daughter, I work at a place I frequented as a teen, on my way to becoming the manager, and I truly love my job. I have an older daughter who is living in Maryland, who is old enough to email and call me and all the signs that she is becoming her own person fill me with joy, and I am so glad she is having adventures with her mom, who is still a good friend of mine. My wife makes me laugh every minute and I am helping her learn not to sweat the small stuff. I am learning so much from this temple and revisiting the ip, I feel so lucky to have a community of incredible minds that is willing to accept me here, I am excited to become more and more a part of it. Sincerely there is not a part of every day that I forget how lucky I am and how grateful I am for it.
It helps to have a picture window that looks out on the Atlantic ocean, as well. Starting each day with a seaside sunrise and a cup of coffee, what more is there???
I give thanks to all that support me,
to everything that moves me,
to the trees, to the sea,
to the host of divinity.
In the flowers by the house
are the secrets that do abound,
see them on the holy mound,
beneath of which there is no sound.
I give thanks to all that sustain me,
everything I taste around me,
to the fruit in the trees,
to the voice of divinity.
In the tree beside the house
are the secrets that do abound,
running through the sacred ground,
making all their sacred sounds.
I tell you it is the way, my dear,
when the trees become our seers.
I am grateful for the eyes that I can see
the activities that can be done by me.
I am grateful for the ears that I may hear
the sobbing of those who need me near.
I am grateful for the lips that I might speak
words of comfort and peace to all who seek.
I am grateful for a mind that I might know
how to aid those who need me so.
I am gratedul for the hands that I might do
some arduous or simple task for you.
I am grateful for the ability to always pray
to give me strength and guidance everyday.
I am grateful for one thing, all else above
that I was given a heart, that I may love.
Joseph T. Renaldi
I'm grateful for a sharp razor that cuts hair well.
I'm grateful for steaming hot showers.
I'm grateful for wool socks.
I'm grateful for on-call mechanics who fixed the heat in my apartment this weekend.
I'm grateful that I have never been hungry because I couldn't afford food.
I don't know about any rules concerning double-posting, but I have something else I'd like to add.
I'm really freakin' grateful for nurses at the clinic who I can call on to consult when I'm afraid I messed up my treatment.
I am grateful for warm winter clothing and a functioning heater. The temperature here is unseasonably cold and likely to stay that way. (Unseasonably for my area means that right now it's 14* F with a wind chill at -5* F I'm sorry I don't know what that is in Celsius)