Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Inspiring Words 2

~~gratitude ~~
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A gratitude-heart
Is to discover on earth
A Heaven-delivered rose.
Excerpt from My Sunrise-Heart, Part 1 by Sri Chinmoy.
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Let us be grateful to people who make us happy;
they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
- Marcel Proust
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He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not,
but rejoices for those which he has.
- Epictetus
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My heart overflows with gratitude
for being here
to see the first blooms
from the bulbs I planted in November.
xxx

10 comments:

marigold jam said...

Lovely Viota! I like especially the last one.

Feline said...

“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” — Albert Schweitzer

Lynne said...

All lovely Yiota.
I was going to join you with your inspiring words yesterday and my posting all went awry. So hopefully I'll join you later today. Such a lovely idea.

Claudia Medeiros said...

What a wonderful idea, Yiota, by having this whole week with inspiring words ! You're making us think about so many things that sometimes are hidden insed our souls...

I loved the second one:
"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy;
they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
- Marcel Proust "

Thank you so much for your lovely words on my blog yesterday :) Oh, and inside that basket there were different kinds of cookies, fruit, capuccino coffee, guava juice, cheese and flowers ! :D It's such a lovely idea for giving someone a gift early morning :)

xoxoxoxoxoxo

Sherry said...

I love these inspiring words Yiota..and your spring bulbs bursting forth...they make a glorious banner for your blog!! xo

Marion Williams-Bennett said...

So wonderful, thank you for the reminder of gratitude in our lives! This is my favorite part:

My heart overflows with gratitude
for being here
to see the first blooms
from the bulbs I planted in November.

Blessed, indeed!

Lucy Caitlin Higham said...

I think that being grateful for lots of things we take for granted is very important. My mum says that if you do not notice what you have then you had might as well not have it!
Lucy xxxx

kendalee said...

What a lovely idea - a week of inspiring words! Too late for me to jump in now but I am enjoying yours... And these quotations are great. Gratitude is definitely one of my favourite inspirational words - I do have so much to be thankful for.

And I think my favourite quote about gratitude... "A joyful spirit is evidence of a grateful heart." Maya Angelou :)

Joy said...

Wow! Those pictures! Those buds! I am grateful!

Lynne said...

Hi Yiota,
I have joined in and posted my post!