Gratitude is Actually Love

Sunrise - Photo Theresa Sjoquist

Gratitude acknowledges. It affirms, says yes.  It says, I accept.  These characteristics seem to me to be direct replicas of the characteristics of love which certainly acknowledges, affirms, and says I accept. Love is an expansive thing.  Things don’t die of love usually.  They die because they aren’t getting any love or enough of it. […]

Gratitude is the Fastest Way to Get Happy

Sunflower - Photo Theresa Sjoquist

Gratitude is the fastest way to get happy because we are only ever grateful for things we can appreciate.  It is a physical impossibility to be grateful and hateful at the same time.  Gratitude is a feeling so if you’re feeling grateful or appreciative, that excludes any other feelings. If we’re really interested in being […]

Gratitude is a Feeling

Photo Theresa Sjoquist

Many of us feel that we aren’t appreciated, whether it’s at home, in our relationships, or on the job, but it’s interesting sometimes to do a careful assessment of how much appreciation we actually give. If we don’t give, how can we expect to receive, and this  applies also to appreciation and gratitude.  According to […]

Summary of The Science of Getting Rich

This is Chapter 17 from Wallace D Wattles book, The Science of Getting Rich.  Wallace was a pioneering ‘Success’ writer who lived from 1860-1911. There is a thinking stuff from which all things are made, and which, in its original state, permeates, penetrates, and fills the interspaces of the universe. A thought in this substance produces […]