TODAY'S THEME: Gratitude From the Heart
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Great and Eternal Mystery of Life, Creator of All Things, I give thanks
for the beauty You put in every single one of Your creations.

I am grateful that You did not fail in making every stone, plant,
creature and human being a perfect and whole part of the Sacred Hoop.

I am grateful that You have allowed me to see the strength
and beauty of All My Relations.

My humble request is that all of the Children of Earth will learn
to see the same perfection in themselves.

May none of Your human children doubt or question Your wisdom,
grace and sense of wholeness in giving all Creation a right
to be living extensions of Your perfect love.

Native American prayer
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The root of joy is gratefulness...It is not joy that
makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful.

Brother David Steindl-Rast
Benedictine monk; master teacher in the art of gratitude
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Through every minute of this day, be with me, Lord!
Through every day of all this week, be with me, Lord!
Through every week of all this year, be with me, Lord!
So shall the days and weeks and years be threaded on a golden cord,
And all draw on with sweet accord into thy fullness, Lord, that so,
When time is past,
By grace I may at last,
Be with thee, Lord.

William Arthur Dunkerly, aka John Oxenham (1852-1941)
Prolific English journalist, hymn writer and author


The more we empty ourselves to make room for God's
love, the more He fills us with Himself and
the more united to Him we will be.

St. Alphonse Liguori (1696-1787)
Founder of the Redemptorists


Prayer from the heart can achieve what nothing else can in the world.

Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)
Major political and spiritual leader of India

And now, the Last Word:

God is so big He can cover the whole world
with His love and so small He can
curl up inside your heart.

June Masters Bacher
American novelist

















































Bonus quote:

Time is but the stream I go a-fishin' in. I drink at it,
but while I drink I see the sandy bottom and detect
how shallow it is. Its thin current slides away,
but eternity remains.

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
American Transcendentalist


On today's
Home Page:

Native American Prayer;
Brother David
John Oxenham;
St. Alphonse Liguori;
Mahatma Gandhi;
June Master Bacher