Friday, December 23, 2016

"Now I Realize..."

"Gratitude goes beyond the 'mine' and 'thine' and claims the truth that all of life is a pure gift.
In the past I always thought of gratitude as a spontaneous response to the awareness of gifts received.
But now I realize, that gratitude can be lived as a discipline.
The discipline of gratitude is the explicit effort to acknowledge that
 all I am,and have, is given to me as a gift of love.
A gift to be celebrated with joy...".
H.J.M. Nouwen

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