I’m finding it difficult to believe that, because I missed a couple of Sundays recently, my 100th Gratitude Sunday post is now sandwiched between Friday’s tragic events in Connecticut and the Mayan’s forecasted end of the world.
I already said my piece about Newtown, and I expect to wake up on the morning of December 22nd. I wouldn’t mind if the world was altered so that what took place in Connecticut on Friday could never happen again. But I think we’ll find that it’s still up to us to create that world. One way to do that is to continue practicing gratitude.
I made this video a month ago as a gift to everyone who reads this blog. It’s comprised of some of my favorite quotes on gratitude. All of them have appeared in a Gratitude Sunday post at some point over the past two years.
I will warn you that a few of these quotes might seem difficult to accept in the aftermath of tragedy. Yet, that is why we call it a gratitude “practice.” Feeling, much less expressing, gratitude is not always easy. But as I’ve said before, it’s in the face of hardship that the practice is most important.
Here is the video. I hope it uplifts you now and whenever you might come back to watch it.
What are you grateful for this week?Categories: Gratitude Sunday, Spirituality · Tags: Author, Gratitude, Gratitude Sunday, Julie Hedlund, Quotes on Gratitude, Spirituality