Definitions: (1) causing, feeling, or expressing thanks; appreciative; (2) affording pleasure; agreeable; acceptable
Gratitude to Mother Earth – sailing through night and day and to her soul, rich, rare, and sweet.
Gratitude to plants – facing light, changing leaf, and fine root hairs, standing still through wind and rain.
Gratitude to air – bearing the soaring, the swift, and the silent owl at dawn.
Gratitude to wild beings – our brothers, teaching secret ways of freedom; who share with us their milk, their self – complete, brave, and aware.
Gratitude to water, clouds, lakes, and glaciers – holding or releasing, streaming through all our bodies salty seas.
Gratitude to the sun – blinding pulsing light through trunks of trees, through mists, warming caves where bears and snakes sleep.
Gratitude to the great sky – holding billions of stars – and yet goes beyond, beyond all powers and thoughts – and yet is within us. — Mohawk, The People of the Shards of Light
Comment: Gratitude is a key to abundance, fulfillment, and a happy life. Gratitude is a general antidote to any downward spiral of stress, depression, or conflict. Even when a painful or melancholy attitude is upon you, with gratitude you have a lifeline to the surface. You will still have to deal with the difficulties at hand, but you will be able to do so with a more chipper outlook.
Cultivate the attitude of gratitude.
Symbol: lisianthus flowers