Every morning let me not forget to name a few things for which I’m grateful. In that way I can start my day with an loving heart, not a heart with violence. The following from Br. David Steindl-Rast, founder of www.gratefulness.org leads me forward with positive energy.
“Violence has roots in every heart. It is within my own heart that I must recognize fear, agitation, coldness, alienation, blind anger and the impulse to retaliation. Here in my heart I can turn fear into courageous trust, agitation into stillness, confusion into clarity, isolation into a sense of belonging, alienation into love, and irrational reaction into Common Sense. The creative intelligence of gratefulness will suggest to each one of us how to go about this task.” Br. Steindl-Rast, in www.gratefulness.org