Choosing Gratitude — 8 Comments

  1. Another excellent post, Karen. Thank you. Even those in the recent tornado’s path can be grateful for life in the midst of tragedy. Happy Thanksgiving.

    • Mary, thanks for your lovely comment. We all have so much to be thankful for, don’t we? To know Jesus is more than enough.

  2. This is so true, Karen. We CHOOSE gratitude, day by day, hour by hour, minute by minute. Choosing anything else leads to bitterness. Choosing gratitude leads to joy. Happy Thanksgiving, my friend!

    • Thanks, Michele. I’m with you on that. Gratitude is the only attitude to have–regardless of the circumstances.

  3. That’s quite a powerful story about Bill Cosby. It’s a difficult idea to grasp that “gratitude” is a habit and an act of will. It feels like it needs to well up (like what you felt in San Diego in the top blog post). I can imagine that there is a phony kind that is a cover-up for pain and then an authentic kind, which may be a striving to gain perspective. Finding the way to the authentic kind when in the midst of suffering is the work, isn’t it?

    Good thoughts triggered by this one.

    • Thank you, Julie. I really appreciate your thinking about this and expressing your own process. These days I am feeling grateful for experiences and people I never would have thought possible before. Maybe my ‘age’ has something to do with it. I just know that I am now walking in gratitude almost all the time. Love, Mom

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