Gratitude and Happiness – Part 1

Gratitude is the key that unlocks the gates to the kingdom of happiness.

“The root of joy is gratefulness…It is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful.” ~ David Steindl-Rast

“Look closely and you will find that people are happy because they are grateful. The opposite of gratefulness is just taking everything for granted. ” ~ David Steindl-Rast, Music of Silence: A Sacred Journey Through the Hours of the Day

“We are never more than one grateful thought away from peace of heart.” ~ David Steindl-Rast

“Everything is a gift. The degree to which we are awake to this truth is a measure of our gratefullness, and gratefullness is a measure of our aliveness.” ~ David Steindl-Rast, Jesus and Lao Tzu: The Parallel Sayings

“Gratefulness is the key to a happy life that we hold in our hands, because if we are not grateful, then no matter how much we have we will not be happy — because we will always want to have something else or something more.” ~ David Steindl-Rast

“In daily life we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy.” ~ David Steindl-Rast

“Any place is sacred ground, for it can become a place of encounter with the divine Presence.” ~ David Steindl-Rast, A Listening Heart: The Spirituality of Sacred Sensuousness

“Sometimes people get the mistaken notion that spirituality is a separate department of life, the penthouse of existence. But rightly understood, it is a vital awareness that pervades all realms of our being… Wherever we may come alive, that is the area in which we are spiritual.” ~ David Steindl-Rast

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