Kloudiia, that's an excellent suggestion.
I will also thank Steve and Erin for the creation of this forum. There are some very valuable things going on here, and I don't know if there would be any place else the same things could happen.
I could give a gratitude "laundry list" 100 items long, but I think I'd like to add something with more "take away" value.
Gratitude is an immensely powerful tool. On my gratitude blog I've written about the three gifts gratitude offers us
, and have shared a (frankly extremely ambitious) vision of how gratitude could change America, and in turn the world.
It occurs to me the real keystone to making gratitude work is in the recognition of the power of gratitude in the first place. So let me share my "gratefulnote" on learning gratitude.
I Have Learned Appreciation
I am grateful I have matured enough as an individual to appreciate the blessings I can claim as mine.
That I am capable of quiet thanks.
That I have reached a place where I can feel a respect of greater things, and even a sincerity in reverence.
That I have reached a place where I can see beyond the world as I expect it, and find the worth – here and there – in the world as it is.
I am grateful I have finally learned, despite the callousness of my younger days, to see my glass as half full. © 2006, by Daniel Brenton.