A cosmic god had a horse. The horse was beautiful and also it had many good qualities. But it wanted to be more perfect in every way. It especially wanted to become beauty unparalleled. One day the horse said to the cosmic god, “O Lord, you have given me beauty. You have given me other good qualities. I am so grateful to you. But how I wish you could make me more beautiful. I would be extremely, extremely grateful if you could make me more beautiful.” The cosmic god said, “I am more than ready to make you more beautiful.... Read more »
1. LOVE : The Special Feeling That Makes You Feel, All Warm And Wonderful. 2. RESPECT : Treating Others As Well As You Would Like To Be Treated. 3. APPRECIATION : To Be Grateful For All The Good Things Life Has To Offer. 4. HAPPINESS : The Full Enjoyment of Each Moment, A Smiling Face. 5. FORGIVENESS : The Ability To Let Things Be Without Anger. 6. SHARING : The Joy Of Giving Without Thought Of Receiving. 7. HONESTY : The Quality Of Always Telling The Truth. 8. INTEGRITY : The Purity Of Doing What’s Right, No Matter What. 9.... Read more »
Gratitude is one of the strongest positive feelings. We all have something to be grateful for. If you are grateful for everything that you have, you will get more things to feel gratitude for. And this feeling makes you feel good. "Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful.
Be grateful for who you are. Be grateful for who you are to become. Be grateful for the boulders placed upon your path. For they are not obstacles but stepping stones on your journey of self-realization.
Each day we can wake up and choose to see life as a gift and to be fully present in that day. We cannot always control the outcome, but we can control our reactions. Each day we can bring all we have to that day, choosing to love it fully, seeing it as a great gift. Each day we can train our mind not to obsess on regret, nor to worry for tomorrow but to be in this present moment. Each day we can be grateful for what has happened that day. And we can choose not to judge our... Read more »
Now in your inner mind, tell yourself, 'Every time I begin to worry, I will immediately think of something to be grateful for.' Repeat this enough times until you feel that your inner mind will automatically go into gratitude mode as soon as it's aware that it's in worry mode.
In the middle of all this, as Sean slips out of his jacket, he looks over his shoulder at me and he smiles at me, just a glancing, faint thing before he turns back to Tommy. I'm quite happy for that smile, because Dad told me once you should be grateful for the gifts that are the rarest.