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21 days of Gratitude

How Our Special Places Connect Us to Gratitude

This past July, I decided to leave the San Francisco summer fog, and head across the Golden Gate Bridge to a retreat center in warm Marin county. The Santa Sabina Retreat Center, tucked away in a corner of the Dominican College campus, feels likes a large home, with 40 single bedrooms surrounding a lovely courtyard with…

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Listening to the Wisdom of Gratitude

Wednesday Wisdom. Gratitude: Awakening the Heart I just had this article published on Gratefulness.org, and I wanted to share it here as my Wednesday Wisdom this week. It’s a great reminder to live in gratitude, and to practice daily gratitude. Enjoy! And check out the gratefulness website; it’s amazing. *** The inspiration for writing a 21-day Gratitude Challenge blog series came…

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Thank You: Day 21

As we arrive at the final day of this blog series: 21 Days of Gratitude: Awakening the Heart, I want to express my gratitude to you for sharing this journey with me. Thank you! I hope and pray that this series on gratitude has touched you in some way, and that your heart has awakened. I invite you…

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Every Moment is a Given Moment: Day 20

Appreciating The Gift of Life: Day 20. –21 Days of Gratitude: Awakening the Heart. My husband called me earlier today to share the sad news that a colleague’s husband died suddenly last night. When something like this happens to people we know, we share in their sadness, and we also wake up. We become a little more…

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Recognizing Generosity: Day 19

Recognizing Generosity: Day 19 –21 Days of Gratitude: Awakening the Heart When I started this blog series, I didn’t realize I would be touching something with such depth and resonance. I have found that exploring, discovering, grappling with, and deepening gratitude has offered me a more loving, compassionate, and inspired way to be. I am…

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Sharing Gratitude: Day 18

Sharing Gratitude: Day 18 –21 Days of Gratitude: Awakening the Heart As we approach the last few days of this gratitude series, I invite you to reflect on this question:  In what ways do you express your gratitude? How do others know that you are grateful? I am noticing a softness descending over me, like…

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