In our last ‘Women’s Workshop for Wellness’, we delved into the notion of gratitude, and what that means to each of us. We looked at how we can be mindful of all that we have in life, and not just focus on lack, or what we would like. How to understand we are all interconnected and nothing can occur without a web of support – seen and unseen. It was a lovely, soft, gentle and reflective space.
As we meandered through the afternoon we considered different takes on gratitude from others who have contemplated before us. Sarah Ban Breathnach, famous for her book ‘SIMPLE ABUNDANCE’ became popular within the group for her reflections, such as:
“You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life. And you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law: the more you have and are grateful for, the more will be given you.” — Sarah Ban Breathnach
“Real life isn’t always going to be perfect or go our way, but the recurring acknowledgement of what is working in our lives can help us not only to survive but surmount our difficulties.” — Sarah Ban Breathnach
Others that proved worthy of reflection were as follow:
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” — Albert Einstein
“Take full account of the excellencies which you possess, and in gratitude remember how you would hanker after them, if you had them not.” — Marcus Aurelius
Grace isn’t a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal. It’s a way to live. ” — Attributed to Jacqueline Winspear