Gratitude is the wine for the soul. Go on. Get drunk.” -Rumi ……..


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Gratitude is much easier when our ego has been altered, changed from childhoods negative, critical start in life. I grew up hearing nothing but negative, critical comments from my father.
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My ego thought it was flawed, not good enough intrinsically to be happy, to be looked at or evaluated by anyone.
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Hard to have gratitude when we think something is wrong with us.
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First we need to fix this core of who we think we are!
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We are perfect, all of us, on this journey of life. Another human, even a caregiver can not steal this from us.
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How could a scared, abused, beaten and verbally assaulted child feel gratitude?
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He did not, he felt incomplete, a failure without redemption.
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So much of my life was wasted feeling unworthy, not good enough.
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Happiness, a calm fulfilling life seemed impossible for me.
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Now, since I changed my ego, gratitude flows every minute of my day. I give thanks for this blog, my breaths and especially my opportunity to be free, perfect and happy.
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Please change your ego, starting today. Daily affirmations will slowly do the job.
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4 responses to this post.

  1. I love Rumi. He is a powerful soul and he answers to questions! If you have one of his books ask him anything and then open a random page, You will be amazed…

  2. Agree, I went and bought, thanks.

  3. Posted by jennifertemp on March 27, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    Unfortunately the child who is both physically and mentally abused may go on to be an abusive parent themselves. This website and your contribution, caring and compassion show that you can break the pattern down through generations. You are living proof.

  4. This has been true for me. I’ve found giving thanks is a very effective way to deal with difficult experiences, giving thanks for both the good and the not good. Much healing in this way.

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