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Grace has been defined as the outward expression of the inward harmony of the soul.  – William Hazlitt

virtue (n) an example of moral goodness or excellence.

harmony (n) a virtue; agreement in action, opinion, feeling, etc.; accord; a pleasing combination of parts in a whole; compatibility

Be grateful for and celebrate the beauty in all things because beauty is everywhere; and ignore all limitations and boundaries wherever they are found, because they are illusion. – David F. Sanders

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. – Gandhi

In our interactions with others, gentleness, kindness, and respect are the source of harmony. – Buddha

Gratitude should not be just a reaction to getting what you want, but an all-the-time gratitude, the kind where you notice the little things and where you constantly look for the good, even in unpleasant situations. Start bringing gratitude to your experiences, instead of waiting for a positive experience in order to feel grateful. — Marelisa Fábrega

Thanksgiving thought for today

To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven. – Johannes A. Gaertner

Enjoy your weekend!

Thanksgiving thought for today

How wonderful it would be if we could help our children and grandchildren to learn thanksgiving at an early age. Thanksgiving opens the doors. It changes a child’s personality. A child is resentful, negative—or thankful. Thankful children want to give, they radiate happiness, they draw people. – Sir John Templeton

Fresh Cranberry Compote

recipe courtesy of foodnetwork.com

Ingredients

1/2 pound fresh cranberries

1 tablespoon grated orange zest

1 teaspoon grated lemon zest

1/4 cup fresh orange juice

3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

2 cups water

3 tablespoons cornstarch

Directions

Put the cranberries, orange and lemon zest, orange and lemon juice, sugar, vanilla, and 1 1/2 cups of the water in a medium-size nonreactive saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil and cook for 8 minutes.

Dissolve the cornstarch in the remaining 1/2 cup of water and add to the pan. Reduce the heat to medium, then stir constantly until the mixture thickens, about 2 minutes.

Remove from the heat and cool completely.

Yield: 2 cups

Thanksgiving thought for today

The more we express our gratitude to God for our blessings, the more he will bring to our mind other blessings. The more we are aware of to be grateful for, the happier we become. – Ezra Taft Benson

People see God every day; they just don’t recognize Him. – Pearl Bailey

There is always something to be thankful for. Count your blessings often to remind yourself.

You’ve been granted another day!

Celebrates her physical body and her connection to earth, family and humanity

Is comfortable with infinite abundance, emotional flow, and creative freedom

Is proud of her self and her actions in all her aspects

Fosters mutually fulfilling relationships at all levels

Speaks her truth with diplomacy and shares her learnings with grace

Clearly knows what is right for her, and acts in honour of her innate wisdom and intuition

Revels in her divine purpose/work with gratitude, dignity, and generosity

by Anita Revel

virtue – (n) an example of moral goodness or excellence.

courtesy (n) an act of civility or respect; an act of kindness or favor performed with politeness.

courteous – (adj) showing regard or thought for self and others in manners, speech, behavior, etc; marked by polished manners.

No one is too big to be courteous, but some are too little. – Anonymous

A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.– St. Basil

Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy. – Jacques Maritain

from the website

Little Dresses for Africa is a non-profit, Christian based organization which provides relief to the children of Africa. Simple dresses are made out of pillow cases and distributed through the orphanages in Central Africa to plant in the hearts of little girls that they are worthy!

What an admirable cause and the dresses are just adorable. There are also several ways to participate.

Oh, I am soooo doing this!!

“Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.” –Buddha

“When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears” –Anthony Robbins

“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” –Unknown

“Learn everything you can, anytime you can, from anyone you can – there will always come a time when you will be grateful you did.” –Sarah Caldwell

“Feeling grateful or appreciative of someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your life.” –Christiane Northrup

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