A Good Day (Gratitude & Joy) …

There is a wave of gratefulness because people are becoming aware how important this is and how this can change our world. It can change our world in immensely important ways, because if you’re grateful, you’re not fearful, and if you’re not fearful, you’re not violent. If you’re grateful, you act out of a sense of enough and not of a sense of scarcity, and you are willing to share. If you are grateful, you are enjoying the differences between people, and you are respectful to everybody,and that changes this power pyramid under which we live. And it doesn’t make for equality, but it makes for equal respect, and that is the important thing.
David Steindl-Rast (TED Talk)

Ordinary happiness depends on happenstance. Joy is that extraordinary happiness that is independent of what happens to us. Good luck can make us happy, but it cannot give us lasting joy. The root of joy is gratefulness. We tend to misunderstand the link between joy and gratefulness. We notice that joyful people are grateful and suppose that they are grateful for their joy. But the reverse is true: their joy springs from gratefulness. If one has all the good luck in the world, but takes it for granted, it will not give one joy. Yet even bad luck will give joy to those who manage to be grateful for it. We hold the key to lasting happiness in our own hands. For it is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful.
— David Steindl-Rast from Gratefulness, The Heart of Prayer: An Approach to Life in Fullness

People who have faith in life are like swimmers who entrust themselves to a rushing river. They neither abandon themselves to its current nor try to resist it. Rather, they adjust their every movement to the watercourse, use it with purpose and skill, and enjoy the adventure.
— David Steindl-Rast from Deeper Than Words: Living the Apostles’ Creed

Any place is sacred ground, for it can become a place of encounter with the divine Presence.
— David Steindl-Rast from A Listening Heart: The Spirituality of Sacred Sensuousness

Try pausing right before and right after undertaking a new action, even something simple like putting a key in a lock to open a door. Such pauses take a brief moment, yet they have the effect of decompressing time and centering you.
— David Steindl-Rast from Gratefulness, The Heart of Prayer: An Approach to Life in Fullness

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