There is a calmness to a life lived in
gratitude, a quiet joy.
Ralph H. Blum

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Love the things you’ve got until one
day you realize that the life you have is
the life you want.

Kirsten Hawkins, age 15

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One single gift acknowledged in gratefulness has the power to dissolve the ties of our alienation.

David Steindl-Rast
Gratefulness, the Heart of Prayer

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When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.

Jimi Hendrix

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Although we have been made to believe that if we let go we will end up with nothing, life reveals just the opposite: that letting go is the real path to freedom.

Sogyal Rinpoche
Glimpse After Glimpse

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It is a powerful practice to be generous when you are the one feeling in need.

Allan Lokos
Through the Flames

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Umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu. (A person is a person because of other people.)

African Proverb

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To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury,

and refinement rather than fashion….In a word, to let the spiritual,

unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common.

This is to be my symphony.

William Henry Channing

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The nonviolent approach does not immediately change the heart of the oppressor.

It first does something to the hearts and souls of those committed to it.

It gives them new self-respect; it calls up resources of strength and courage they did not know they had.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Trust yourself; you know more than you think you do.

Benjamin Spock

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