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Shared Wisdom: Gratitude, Love, Selflessness


Gratitude. More aware of what you have than what you don’t.  Recognizing the treasure in the simple – a child’s hug, fertile soil, a golden sunset.  (Max Lucado)

When we find someone who surpasses us, be thankful that such gifts are in our midst, a public banquet to which we are all invited.  (Dale E. Turner)

When the heart is flooded with love there is no room in it for fear, for doubt, for hesitation.    (Anne Morrow Lindberg)

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.    (Leo Buscaglia)

Every gift of kindness bears the sign of love.  (Janet L. Weaver Smith)

There are those whose lives affect all others around them.  Quietly touching one heart, who in turn, touches another.  Reaching out to ends further than they would ever know.  (William Bradfield)

On our path to the light, we often examine our growth with an eye to what we have yet to achieve.  It is very important, however, to become aware of what we have already accomplished. ……….. Write down the ways in which you have changed, and the gifts you have allowed into your life. ….. Consider how your family and friends have helped to bring you to this place on your path.  Include those people who have served as great mirrors and teachers in your healing.     (Shakti Gawain)

These are the days that must happen to you.  You shall scatter with a lavish hand all that you learn or achieve, and those who love you shall rise to your example and be inspired.    (Walt Whitman)

You’ve touched people and known it.  You’ve touched people and never may know it.  Either way, you have something to give.  It is in giving to one another that each of our lives becomes meaningful.    (Laura Schlessinger)

To be alive, to be able to see, to walk, to have a home, music, paintings, friends – it’s all a miracle.  I have adopted the technique of living life from miracle to miracle.    (Artur Rubenstein)

If love is anything, it is a gradual process, the long round curve that must be carefully negotiated, not the sharp right angle turn that is made in an instant, once and for all.    (John Powell, S.J.)

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