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Forums / Staying well / --->>> Practical Application: Gratitude <<<---

Topic: --->>> Practical Application: Gratitude <<<---

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  1. SourceShield
    SourceShield avatar
    951 posts
    3 August 2015

    Hi there!

    I'm Jedi.

    I am all about the practical application.

    When we take time out of the day to practice gives us back the power!

    Yes - thats sounds dramatic but a steady dose of gratitude has been shown by numerous studies done by really smart peeps at Uni, and practices done by deeply awesome Gurus --- that have known about this shizz for ages --- theyve all come to the same conclusion that gratitude can dramatically change one's feelings about the life that they are living.

    From encouraging consistent positive feelings to a profound sense of life purpose, life meaning and life bliss, being a more thankful person is some good juju!!!.

    And, it can be applied in very practical ways... 

     Thats just magical.

    And, the practical application is simple. 

    This thread is but one way to bring about more to be grateful and thankful for, and an easy way for us to share our appreciation for all the good stuff that we have, can do and can be, plus its a place to safely share all the lessons of growth from the tougher times in life...ahhh Hakuna Matata!!!

     Many folk have been harping on about this gratitude stuff for ages...and rightfully so, Gratitude is a sensation.

    Just join in with this thread

    Whenever you remember

    Read thru everyone elses and smile and stuff

    Be kind

    Write down about 5 things in your life that you are grateful for right now 

    You dont have to justify why you maybe feeling grateful for something, but if you feel that you want to share the story of why you are so grateful for it...go for it!

     Please share away - just remember we get 2500 characters. 

    Below is my 5 for 03/08/15

    1 - I am grateful that my dog and I have a place to call home. We have been homeless for the last 7 months. We are grateful that a friend has allowed us to pitch a large 10pers tent in their backyard...its like we're camping everyday. Fun!!!

    2 - I am grateful for my adventurous isnt always sunshine and lollipops but with an adventurous spirit one can always turn the most mundane moment into a totally radical experience.

    3 - I am grateful for rice cookers. Did you know that you can cook stews and stuff in these babies? Not just rice man!!! Im in love with my rice cooker. 

    4 - I am thankful for the part time job I have...the income right now is a blessing and I am thankful for the goals I have to succeed. 

    5 - I appreciate every home I have ever had in my life

    p.s You can stay anon if that suits you...its about the gratitude



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  2. White Rose
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    White Rose avatar
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    4 August 2015 in reply to SourceShield

    Hello Jedi

    Welcome to the forum.  Glad you found us.

    Your post made me smile which is great. It also followed a discussion I had with a group of people yesterday on much the same topic. Being grateful or thankful.

    So I have three things to be happy about.

    1. That you found BB.
    2. You made me laugh.
    3. You validated my conversation from yesterday.

    Thanks for your input.


  3. SourceShield
    SourceShield avatar
    951 posts
    4 August 2015 in reply to White Rose

    Thanks White Rose!

    I appreciate you taking the time to reply and I am grateful for your sharing...thats always cool when synchronicity can validate ones beliefs in a positive way!

    I'm glad I made you laugh as well...You know what? I teach laughter Meditation classes! If you're ever able to, give it a go, if you havent already!

    This was actually posted twice in two different forums...thats my rookie mistake but its all good, just means more gratitude going around...

    My 5Gs for 04/08/15

    1. I am grateful for White Rose's reply to this post - it helps me to open up and to accept a sense of community - even if it is just online! - its nice to connect with real, decent people!
    2. My BodyType - Which is endomorph - I've only just found this stuff out and it makes perfect sense to me. All my life I have been wanting to be like others, but that was me putting a lot of hard effort into something that was never going to work because I was fighting against my own bodytype. As an Endomorph, we are the type most likely to put on weight easier than others BUT that also means that we can gain muscle easier --- as you grow into every new age, the older one gets the more and more important it becomes to stay healthy, fit and well.
    3. I am grateful to have discovered this info and for it to make sense to me. I choose to work smart and go with the flow rather than fighting against the current. 
    4. I am grateful for homemade orange tea.
    5. I am grateful for oscillating fans. It gets hot in a ten person tent in BrisVegas

    Have fun

    Stay Magical


  4. Chris B
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    Chris B avatar
    1757 posts
    10 August 2015 in reply to SourceShield

    Hi Jedi, welcome to the forums. You might not have seen this, we already have quite a long-running thread on this theme already which you might want to contribute to:

    Three things to be thankful for

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