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Gratitude
« on: April 14, 2013, 07:22:56 AM »
I think that expressing gratitude can lead to an overall healthier existence, so I'm going to use this space to post things I am grateful for.  Feel free to do the same. 

1.  Dance parties

2.  the Infinite Creator

3.  enlightening conversations with intelligent people

4.  spring time

5.  the ability to improve situations which obviously need to be changed

6.  coffee

7.  having a job which is fulfilling and helps others

8.  People who keep it real and do their own thing

9.  people who write books that explain science and math for right-brained people

10.  the shining sun 


I'm going to make this a regular thing.  As said, feel free to join in.  Peace. 

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Re: Gratitude
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2013, 08:44:09 AM »
1.  bus coming early

2.  food to eat

3.  nice co-workers

4.  interesting friends to talk to about the world in which we reside

5.  the weather getting warmer

6.  discussions about spirituality

7.  a good movie

8.  spiritual ascension

9.  coming to a necessary decision about life

10.  Infinite Creator (all day; every day)

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Re: Gratitude
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2013, 05:07:51 AM »
1.  People who tell the truth

2.  Hard times to reflect upon when times are good

3.  Good times to reflect upon when times are bad

4.  the sun

5.  Infinite Creator

6.  a nice breeze

7.  friends you haven't heard from for a few months unexpectedly contacting you

8.  money for rent

9.  a good book

10.  the beach 

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Re: Gratitude
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2013, 05:01:51 AM »
1.  places to go

2.  a rainy day

3.  annoying people (annoying people can be awesome if you're in the proper state of mind.  they give us a chance to not take
     them so seriously.  why am I not capitalizing the beginning of my sentences?)

4.  the forest

5.  my momma

6.  People who put interesting bumper stickers on their cars

7.  a free burrito

8.  jokes

9.  getting over things that need to be got over

10.  universal oneness 

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Re: Gratitude
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2013, 04:59:53 AM »
1.  Infinite Creator

2.  a sandwich

3.  annoying announcements on the bus   :jedi:

4.  Coming to a necessary conclusion

5.  olive oil

6.  sleep

7.  Traveling

8.  meeting people from different countries

9.  the color green

10.  a good movie 

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Re: Gratitude
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2013, 05:31:27 AM »
I am thankful for people who don't let the seemingly endless amounts of violence and cruelty in the world turn them into cynical and bitter a-holes.  It's much easier to collapse into despair than it is to maintain the discipline necessary to live a healthy and happy life.  Some years back, I was likely in danger of descending into bitterness/depression, so I am thankful for the myriad of positive influences that are out there to help humanity transform this world into what I perceive to be its intended design.  In spite of the world today, I do believe that the pulse of the universe is biased toward love and harmony, as opposed to chaos and hatred.


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Re: Gratitude
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2013, 01:10:40 PM »
Peace path of light,

Yes you are correct that we should be grateful and not let shaitayn trick us
into being unappreciative.  Please keep reminding us with your list.


[14:31] Exhort My servants who believed to observe the Contact Prayers (Salat),
and to give (to charity) from our provisions to them, secretly and publicly, before
a day comes where there is neither trade, nor nepotism.

[14:32] GOD is the One who created the heavens and the earth, and He sends
down from the sky water to produce all kinds of fruit for your sustenance. He has
committed the ships to serve you on the sea in accordance with His command.
He has committed the rivers as well to serve you.

[14:33] He has committed the sun and the moon in your service, continuously.
He has committed the night and the day to serve you.

[14:34] And He gives you all kinds of things that you implore Him for. If you
count GOD's blessings, you can never encompass them. Indeed, the human
being is transgressing, unappreciative.

God is Bountiful

   :peace:

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Re: Gratitude
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2013, 10:52:23 AM »
Thanks for responding, Hawk.  It was getting a bit lonely in this thread. 

Things I am grateful for today:

1  The rain

2  washers and dryers

3  the clouds from which the rain comes

4  people who use their talents for life-affirming ends

5  literacy

6  rap music

7  plays

8  healthy food

9  the trees

10  laughter


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Re: Gratitude
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2013, 06:30:32 AM »
I am thankful for free art exhibit openings:

1  the artists who create the work

2  the people who attend the opening

3  the quality of the work

4  chatting with random strangers about the exhibit and life

5  being in a cramped space with a lot of people, and everyone getting along

6  the walk to the exhibit

7  free drinks provided

8  people from different backgrounds, all getting along

9  the walk home

10  that woman who plays soccer

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Re: Gratitude
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2013, 07:43:40 AM »
Peace All,

1. Family

2. health

3.  vision

4. taste buds
 
5. creativity

   :peace:
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