Count Your Blessings…

by Hilary Gauntt on November 25, 2015

“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.”
Wille Nelson

“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.”
Albert Schweitzer

“Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of gratitude.”
A.A. Milne

“The only people you should try and get even with are the ones who have helped you.”
John E. Southard

“My expectations were reduced to zero when I was 21. Everything since has been a bonus.”
Stephen Hawking

“I still miss those I loved who are no longer with me but I find I am grateful for having loved them. The gratitude has finally conquered the loss.”
Rita Mae Brown

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
Howard Thurman, Educator

The Guest House

This being human is a guest house
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
Some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of it’s furniture,
Still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice.
Meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.
Be grateful for whatever comes.
Because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.
Rumi – 13th century Iranian poet

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