“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
Gratitude is a spiritual practice. It has a way of seeping into our souls – uplifting our spirits, refreshing our spirits, even invigorating our bodies. In my spiritual journey, I have been through seasons where I felt bitter and dark. At these times it is all the more essential to give thanks for the people, experiences, and things that bring us happiness and lighten our loads.
What are you grateful for?
I am thankful for many things. The one thing that stands out for me on this day is spiritual friendship. I have been blessed throughout my life to know people who are spiritually mature, who regularly pray for me, who I can count on to encourage me when I am laid low and put me in my place when I am getting out of touch. I seek out these relationships both personally and professionally, looking for people who will share my burdens. By making many friendships and confidantes, I don’t have to overload any one person with too much. I can reach out for prayerful support and they can respond as they are able.
What are you thankful for?
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