Seeing the fog

February 1, 2007

I looked outside this morning and gazed upon the fog. Usually I grumbled at it, but today I felt different. Is it one of those glorious moments created by God? I mean, you can’t see through it but you know there is something in there……….and when you look with gratitude, something beautiful is in the there. Just because you can’t see the beauty, doesn’t mean it is not there. So today, I challenge myself and you to see the beauty that lies beneath.

“the miracle of changed consciousness
comes from placing the attention
above the difficulties of the day.

with deep Gratitude
comes true humility,
a key to the Fountain of Youth.

Gratitude lights the way to enthusiasm.
enthusiasm clears the path to Love.
Love is the key to freedom.”

– Sandy Paris


Hello Out there….

January 31, 2007

I dont think anyone out there is reading this, whatever………….well here I am figuring out the blog world. It’s cool. The world will find me, I am sure. Blog World, nice to meet you! I’m sure we will have lots of fun together and make new friends.


January 29, 2007

Let’s begin with the definition of gratitude, I have reference several resources for you. Unabridged (v 1.1)

–noun the quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful: He expressed his gratitude to everyone on the staff.

American Heritage Dictionary – grat·i·tude (grāt’ĭ-tōōd’, -tyōōd’)

n. The state of being grateful; thankfulness.

[Middle English, from Old French, probably from Late Latin grātitūdō, from Latin grātus, pleasing; see gwerə-2 in Indo-European roots


a feeling of thankfulness and appreciation; “he was overwhelmed with gratitude for their help” [ant: ingratitude]

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary (Beta Version)

gratitude [ˈgrӕtitjuːd] noun
the state of feeling grateful

Example: I wish there was some way of showing my gratitude for all you have done for me.

Arabic: شُكْر، إمتِنان
Chinese (Simplified): 感激
Chinese (Traditional): 感激
Czech: vděčnost
Danish: taknemlighed
Estonian: tänulikkus
Finnish: kiitollisuus
French: gratitude
German: die Dankbarkeit
Greek: ευγνωμοσύνη
Hungarian: hála
Icelandic: þakklæti
Indonesian: rasa terima kasih
Italian: gratitudine
Japanese: 感謝
Korean: 감사(하는 마음)
Latvian: pateicība
Lithuanian: dėkingumas
Norwegian: takknemlighet
Polish: wdzięczność
Portuguese (Brazil): gratidão
Portuguese (Portugal): gratidão
Romanian: gra­titudine
Russian: благодарность
Slovak: vďačnosť
Slovenian: hvaležnost
Spanish: gratitud
Swedish: tacksamhet
Turkish: minnettarlık, şükran