Brother David Steindl-Rast 653 words, 9K views, 7 comments
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On Jul 11, 2021David Doane wrote :
You are what life does to you plus what you do with life. You are the reality you are given plus your choices in dealing with it. You are the hand you are dealt plus how you play it. Gratitude is a great gift of passage from not knowing that to knowing that. I've been in the spiral of increasing gratitude for a long time. I am grateful for what I have been given, with which I could have done more and better, and I am grateful for what I have done. What helps me set the spiral of increasing gratitude in motion is knowing myself, knowing what life gave me and knowing what I can do with what I've been given. Digesting Meister Eckhart's statement, "If the only prayer you ever say is thank you, it is enough," helps me. Experiencing the satisfaction of gratitude also helps. Gratitude is its own reward.