Gratitude

Rev. Wayne Walder: Gratitude

by Reverend Wayne Walder Are you sometimes at odds with yourself? Do you want to say “Thank you”, or act with generosity but something inside stops you from being gracious? Are you unconscious about why you shy away from giving to others? I certainly have been. I have found it very difficult to adjust my…

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Our Music: Collaborative Music

by Susanne Maziarz, Music Director at Neighbourhood Our hymn of the month for the theme of Gratitude is the product of a collaborative effort between Neighbourhood member and poet Peter Marmorek, and myself. I invited members of the congregation to submit their original poetry to me to be set to music. I received many entries…

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Families Growing Together: The Gratitude Bond

by Margaret Evans, Director of Lifespan Learning Why is gratitude so hard to teach? As children, we are taught gratitude as a social habit. We are encouraged to continue in the hope that it becomes more than just something we should do. At some point, we hope that ourselves and our children recognize that gratitude…

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Gratitude: Spiritual Experiment

Gratitude Bags: This month we will be putting up small paper bags on the wall, and we will put our names on them. Each week we have the opportunity to put a note of thanks inside the bag for a person we care about. This short and simple practice allows us to experience gratitude from…

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Gratitude: Spiritual Questions

. Rumi poetically wrote “When was the last time you made a visit to yourself”? Can you find gratitude when you visit yourself? What do you feel when you find it? . Try saying (and meaning) “Thank you very much” at least 10 times today, regardless of how little is offered! . Have you had…

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Gratitude: Inspirational Quotations

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson “When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.” – Maya Angelou “Piglet noticed…

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Gratitude: Media and Movie Resources

TED TALKS:  6 talks on Gratitude, each is downloadable and streamable, and all are less than 20 minutes long. Choose one or all! . Nature. Beauty. Gratitude. by Louie Schwartzberg . Want to be happy? Be grateful by David Steindl-Rast . How a penny made me feel like a millionaire by Tania Luna . Remember…

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