Metaphysical Mind #122
I would like to begin this gratitude issue with a few important quotes:
“Train yourself never to put off the word or action for the expression of gratitude.”
“Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart.”
–Lucius Annaeus Seneca
“A single grateful thought toward heaven is the most complete prayer.”
–Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
“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.”
The following article appeared in print on November 22, 2011, on page D1 of the New York Times newspaper. Consequently, it contains multiple references to Thanksgiving Day. Please ignore these, and know that the message is still very relevant and important for you today.
Please read this article online now: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/22/science/a-serving-of-gratitude-brings-healthy-dividends.html
Just for today, I would like you to meditate upon the following important questions.
What are you grateful for? Why?
Who has helped you in life? What did they do? How did it make you feel?
How can you help others to feel a deep sense of gratefulness?
If you feel called to, please write down your answers to these questions now. This will only take a moment and it will allow you to come back to them in the future so that you may witness the power of being grateful directly; furthermore, I am sure you will notice a deep personal transformation has occurred within you by the time you have returned to your answers.
“The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.”
Grateful to have you as a reader,