Friday, September 4, 2009


A graceful life is found to be the natural life. Everything stems from having an attitude of gratitude and thankfulness. Do the best you can -- be the best you can be, give the best you are capable of giving.

In so doing, giving and being the BEST, we are expressing the divine nature of God, the Divine. Therefore, we are trying to be the highest it's possible to be. All things are possible!

"If you are filled with the blessings of God, you will certainly be someone who lives gracefully and graciously with others."




Be thankful for the difficult times. During those times you grow.

Be thankful for your limitations, because they give you opportunities for improvement. Be thankful for each new challenge, because it will build your strength and character.

Be thankful for your mistakes. They will teach you valuable lessons.

Be thankful when you're tired and weary, because it means you've made a difference. It's easy to be thankful for the good things. A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are also thankful for the setbacks.

Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.

Find a way to be thankful for your troubles, and they can become your blessings.

*If after having practiced this exercise today, you experience change in any way, in your life, I would love to hear about it.

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Practice Being Grateful

When I am able to see an improvement over yesterday, even if it’s small, I have grown a little and I’ve taken a first step forward in taking charge of my own world. When problems arise in my life, I take them in stride. I no longer allow problems or worries twist me into a nervous wreck. When I truly listen, with my heart and not my mind, I am able to hear God speaking to me. The voice I hear is not a roaring sound from on high but a still small voice coming from within. God speaks to me simply, down to earth, maybe an inner nudge on how to do something in a different way or view a situation or circumstance from another perspective, the kind of help that I can relate to.

Each morning I start my day with gratitude! I make a written list of everything that I’m truly grateful for, from the subtle to the profound. Sometimes I make a mental list. I even find the courage to be grateful for the challenges I’m facing at any given time. This helps me to see myself being transformed into the Spiritual Being that I am. Consciously what happens is when I begin to change my inner space, my thoughts, and redirect my emotions, away from what I’ve been doing and getting the same result, it’s then and only then that I begin to see the light and gain the light of understanding.

The direct benefit for me is that when I begin to practice what the light has given me. Does it happen overnight, a week, month, year, five years, 10 years, maybe not, but over time, the more I put into practice, or even have the intent to practice my enlightenment, the closer I get to being the best spiritual being that I can be.



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