Why Gratitude?

Why gratitude?

First of all, why not?

We all tend to be stressed.

Many believe stress produces illness.

Some of us look for ways to reduce stress.

How about joy? Could we replace stress with joy?

How do we find joy? Find joy by practicing gratitude.

I believe there are many benefits to practicing gratitude.

I am committed to practicing gratitude. Will you join me?





Pooh and Piglet

Pooh and Piglet


“Piglet noticed that even though he had a very small heart, it could hold a rather large amount of gratitude.” – A.A.Milne

Grateful for Readers

To those who are reading, enjoying, and sharing this blog,


(unsolicited text from debsc, printed with permission)

“Reading your blog and LOVING it.”

Guidepost # 4


Guideposts for Wholehearted Living

#4. Cultivate Gratitude and Joy – let go of scarcity and fear of the dark


Pause to Appreciate


“Whatever our individual troubles and challenges may be,

it’s important to pause every now and then to appreciate

all that we have, on every level.” – Shakti Gawain

Conscious Choice

(guest post by cp)



“I think gratitude is not a natural human response. I think it is a conscious choice  that we have to keep making continually until it finally sticks and we have actually changed our inner human tendencies (inward mindset) to be an outward mindset (feeling gratitude and compassion towards all) … exactly where we all are supposed to arrive at – gratitude instead of complaining and blaming – which is the easy human tendency.”

Gratitude and Grace


Grace and gratitude belong together like

heaven and earth. Gratitude evokes grace

like the voice and echo. Gratitude follows

grace as thunder follows follows lightning.”

Open Heart


Gratitude opens the heart.