“Gratitude celebrates life with a joyful “yes” at every knot of the great network in which everything is connected to everything.” ~Br. David Steindl-Rast
Living in gratitude is a beautiful way to celebrate life with its vast interconnectedness between all things. How often do you remember to celebrate life by choosing gratitude at each connection?
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“Noticing that everything is interconnected, that love and light exist amid the darkness, and that not all is lost can nourish us on our paths.” ~Rose Zonetti
In times when everything seems dark and hopeless, coming back to the truth of how interconnected everything is—including light and darkness—can help us find hope again.
Where do you find new hope when things get hard?
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“Lovingkindness is a profound recognition that our lives have something to do with one another, that everyone counts, everyone matters.” ~Sharon Salzberg
Lovingkindness is more than just a vague sense of well wishing for others. It’s a deep knowledge that we are all connected and are all one in ways that are deeper than words than convey. It’s knowing and acting on the reality that everyone does count and everyone does matter.
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“The life I touch for good or ill will touch another life, and in turn another, until who knows where the trembling stops or in what far place my touch will be felt.” ~Frederick Buechner
We are so interconnected that each interaction we have with another spreads far beyond that original touch. The smallest, most fleeting interaction may have impacts much larger than we will ever see.
It’s up to us to decide whether to make those touches on other’s lives ones that will have far-reaching positive influences or whether we will spread our anger, unhappiness, or discontent.
Which kind of impact do you want to have on the world? Choose that for all your interactions today. You have no idea how widely that may spread.