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November 11, 2009 in The Chopra Center by the Chopra Center | 193 comments
This month the Chopra Center is celebrating gratitude. Let us know what you are grateful for by submitting a comment!
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Stan on November 24, 2009 at 10:55 am
I am grateful for the gift that God has given me to write beautiful melodies. I have been trained, yes, but some force is channeling within me to compose the pieces that I do. Where do they come from? Not sure. But through my body and soul I am able to compose as I do. I am grateful for my wife’s never ending love for me, my dog’s unconditional love for us both and just the fact that I can get up out of bed each and every day and put one foot in front of the other.
Ruth on November 24, 2009 at 12:42 pm
I’m grateful for the wonderful gift of today.
I’m so thankful for the gift of nature, all the beautiful things that I see when I look out of the window. I love that I live in a world where I can stop to enjoy the moment of hearing a bird sing or watch a golden leaf float gently to the ground in the breeze.
And I’m so grateful to the person who invented the toilet so I can sit in comfort rather than squat above a hole. I am really thankful to that person.
I love and am grateful for all my family and friends who bring love and light into my life. I love them for all that they are and all that do.
Genevieve White on November 25, 2009 at 5:52 am
I am grateful that I am alive in this time when quantum science is looking at the face of God (I had hoped for it but didn’t think that it would happen in my lifetime. I am 54).
I am grateful that we have this wonderful growing technology for communication that allows us to become One World.
I appreciate so much that I live an almost first world life even though I live in Africa.
I am thankful for the Beauty I see in everyone and all around me and it shows me how to love.
Thank you God for this glorious adventure of living. Yes, sometimes there is pain but that too lets me know that I am alive. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for every single thing!
Alicia on November 25, 2009 at 3:12 pm
I am grateful to remember today that I am Gods’ son, to remember at least for today the beauty of his love in all my brothers and sisters. to remember the greatest reminder of love from God, the greatest reminder of love is my mom. my wonderful loving mother she is the closest thing i can feel to God’s love. I am thanful for the flowers the colors of the leaves falling off the trees. I am thankful to be alive and breath and see and feel God’s presence in my life. i can see him sometimes within my eyes when i ask to be guided and protected by my source, my father, my spirit, my god and heard, my everthing. I am thankful for my friends for laughter for joy for love
I am thankful for being able to listen to music for being capable of listening to God’s messages in a movie, in songs, in books in people all around me
I am thankful for my life so that i can help others remember who we really are in God. I am thanful for being able to desire to come back home in my mind. I am thankful for the journey to go back home in my heart
karina on November 26, 2009 at 2:11 pm
I am grateful and thankful for being alive, for speaking two languages, for my boyfriend, my mom, my best friends and all those along my journey, all my supporters that have brought joy and tears to my life. I am grateful for those kids, adults and elder that have taught me so much and fill my heart with love. I am grateful for who I am, for my faith, for my heart, my lungs, my brain and my soul, my weaknesses and my strengths…
I am grateful for this site and the countless blessings that keep me alive…
Happy thanksgiving everybody!
today and everyday….
love and peace <3
Dagmar Sonesson on November 27, 2009 at 4:28 pm
Every day I am grateful for all good things as well as bad things that happen to me, because I learn from all experiences to become a better person.
Arun Sharma on November 28, 2009 at 10:15 am
I am grateful for my ancestors beginning from my great grandfather who gave birth to his brilliant child – my grandfather, Acharya K, Lakshmana Sarma, who was a pioneer in Nature Cure movement in India and who wrote several authoritative books like Practical Nature Cure and taught simple and natural ways of leading a healthy life to so many people in India. I am thankful for my grandfather for teaching me personally so many things beside Nature Cure including vedanta philosophy mahayoga – the combination of which makes my life and the science and art of life which I in turn teach to so many people. I am thankful to my father, Sri Ganesh Sharma, who taught this noble science of health to more individuals than any other teacher of his time.
I am thankful to my wife, Girija Sharma, who supports me in my mission of not only leading a healthy and natural life style for myself, but to teach this wonderful science of health to those enthusiasts who are keen. I am thankful for God to keep me sane and still interested in pursuing my mission of spreading this message of health and goodwill for our fellow beings. Last but not the least I am thankful for Deepak Chopra, who provided me with this opportunity to express my self and for carrying the torch of teaching how to have good health.
Ellen on November 28, 2009 at 11:54 am
Children and their infinite connection to love are what I am grateful for. How they can make you laugh, play, forgive and love. They remind us of who we are and the freedom and love we have within us. How lucky I am to have them as my teachers.
Diane on November 28, 2009 at 9:43 pm
Today I am extremely grateful to be nicotine free. After smoking for 42 years and several attempts at quitting, I feel this is the last time of quitting. I finally get it. Thanks to a lot of trial and error and studying various books on quitting smoking.
The one I liked best is Alan Carr’s, The Easy Way to Stop Smoking. I bought it years ago, and only skipped through it. A couple of weeks ago I decided to read it from front to back like it was written to be read. This guy knows this nicotine addiction forwards and backwards and has made it his mission in life to help people free themselves of this hideous addiction. God Bless him for finding his purpose and living it!
mary on November 29, 2009 at 2:17 pm
I am grateful for being allowed to be here in this beautiful time, to see all the wisdom and beauty around me, and to be awake with so many beautiful souls.
Michelle on December 3, 2009 at 4:17 pm
I am grateful that I left my boyfriend in New Zealand two years ago to come back to live in Wales, UK. This decision enabled me to spend time with my parents who are still alive. My mother is 80 now and my father 77, and I am so happy that I have a chance to connect with them now, (without all my past programs running) and to spend precious time together. I am grateful to have such a powerful opportunity – however long it is.
I am grateful that we have all grown closer now during this time and for all the things my parents continue to do in my life. They both make me smile and I am incredibly proud of them. I travel with my business and I am so grateful my mother has learned how to use Skype so that we can still keep in touch wherever I am.
I am grateful to Skype for making it so easy to connect with family, loved ones, and clients around the world. Without them I would feel very lost!
I am grateful for this opportunity to share my gratitude! Blessings to you all for a peaceful holiday and 2010. Om Shanti. Michelle
Tom Strong on December 4, 2009 at 8:21 pm
I am grateful for who I am, for what I am doing, and for what I have
Sheila Sushama on December 6, 2009 at 11:21 am
I’m thankful for all of you who make us, the One.
I’m thankful for having been born into a loving family, for being married to a man who’s the perfect balance for me, to being blessed with wonderful children and now a grandchild!
Genevieve from Africa said it so well – we are SO blessed to live at this exciting time when science and wisdom converge. My path to understanding has been illuminated by Baba Hari Dass, Ram Dass, Dr. Candace Pert, Dr. Bruce Lipton, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and many others. Thanks to them! And it’s come together now with Dr. Chopra’s teachings. What blessings!
An Osanges Chant about gratitude concludes: “And if perchance you see no reason for giving thanks, rest assured the fault is in yourself.”
elizabeth on December 7, 2009 at 5:19 am
I give thanks for the waves of pain and pleasure, of life that make me
change my heart.
Lorrah on December 8, 2009 at 6:39 pm
I am grateful for my breath and my ability to learn and expand my awareness and take action every day. With grace.
WILDFLOWER on December 13, 2009 at 2:55 pm
for my dog sitting on my lap
Montserrat on December 26, 2009 at 1:08 pm
I am grateful for the love I feel towards my parents, my husband, my children, my brother, for all the people I know. I think it is a grace to know that in our hearts we have enough love to give to all human beings, to feel mercy for them, to be tolerant, to be thankful, to be able to express all those wonderful human virtues we cherish deep inside. I thank God for teaching me through my life experiences to forgive and apologise, for distinguishing what is important enough to worry about and what is not, for learning that there are things in life that I cannot solve, that I cannot control so I have to wait patiently because they are His things. Finally, I have to thank you for all the teaching you give to the world for there are moments when we need those lovely words in order to go ahead in life.
perian on December 30, 2009 at 10:59 am
Iam gratefull for the abilty to Know I am more then this body. That there is someone watching over me, maybe a few, That death is not the end. Iam gratefull to have experienced love in its fullest. Be that of a child, grandchild, family, friends, lover, even strangers. To continually be in awe with nature, the skies, the critters,, This fall was so extrodinary, I’ve always love fall, but this year, the colors seemed more vibrant, it seemed the colors touched me more deeply, The way the leaves flew along beside me in the truck, the way they chased behind a car, the way they shimmied on the trees, The rich color of land, the dirt, the stones, What a beautiful gift this earth gives us, What a extodinary planet, Protected by a magnetic force field, to shield us from solar flares from the sun, I love this world. Iam grateful for the spiritual teachers, For you,,,this web site,,,,,I do forget sometimes, and the universe brings me to this website, Iam totally grateful. Thank-you deepok chopra, davidji ….Namesta
Vicky on January 11, 2010 at 10:54 am
I’m grateful to my parents and friends for who I’m now.
I’m grateful to myself for who I’m.
I’m grateful to the nature which enriches me from the inside.
Tina on March 4, 2010 at 6:43 am
I am grateful to know love, to feel the joy of giving and receiving love and to realise that love just is…
Jeanne on April 17, 2010 at 1:11 pm
I am grateful for this day. For peace, quiet, tranquility, a place to call home. I am grateful for my wonderful son – a blessing every day, every smile. Being his mother and have him to love is a gift and it has healed so much. I am grateful for the warmth, affection and trust between the dog at my side and me every day and to my friends. I am especially grateful for the guided meditations that have given me peace and guidance during this time and for other spiritual teachings and writers who are there for me every day. I am grateful the chance to learn a new, more loving way of faith and kindness.
Mishka on May 25, 2010 at 4:48 pm
The past year has been a quantum blessing. My daughter and myself have crossed a continent, settled in a new country, a new language, a new culture – and at a moment when I felt so homesick and so alienated I was guided to Deepak Chopra online. Within 24 hours I had ordered books and CD’s and my path ahead was laid before me. Everything has become so clear now. I have been given an extraordinary gift of understanding and spiritual growth – I am living a life I did not believe possible – and my daughter shares my joy. We have climbed mountains together & how utterly amazing the last year has been. To everybody that shares this joy and gratitude – I link hands and hearts with all of you to share in appreciation the work, the love, the extraordinary wisdom that Deepak, Davidji and David Simon so generously & unconditionally share with us all.
Sneha on July 29, 2010 at 9:34 am
I am grateful for being able to experience the gift of life with its joys and adversities. I am grateful for having realized the full capacity of my mind, body and soul and understanding that happiness lies within.
I am grateful for my Lovely mother, Ranjana and my dear brother, Shaunak, who have been there by my side to wipe away my tears and celebrate my triumphs. I am grateful that they give me undying love and support and truly love me for who I am.
I am grateful for all the hardships I have been through, because they have been invaluable lessons and have made me the person I am today. They make me appreciate all the good things I have in my life.
I am so grateful for my unbelievably amazing friends who have been pillars of support, without whom I would have never made it through my tough times.
I am grateful to be able to realize that life has so much to offer, or else I would just be surviving in the dark. I am grateful for the people who showed me the path to this realization and empowered me.
I am grateful for all the talents I have been bestowed with, which help me build a livelihood.
I am grateful I can feel the presence of god in every person, experience and moment in my life.
Thank you, thank you and thank you!
Deana on July 29, 2010 at 6:01 pm
I am grateful for the inner peace I have that allows me to love freely.
I am grateful for the inner quiet I have that allows me to hear the sweet messages and continue learning every day.
I am grateful for all people, things and other energy sources because with out them I would not experience.
kval on September 14, 2010 at 3:08 pm
I am grateful for my health, I am grateful for my health becoming better. I am grateful for love, I am grateful for A, I am grateful for healthy attention, I am grateful for my perfect partner, I am grateful for my mothers betteriing heath. I am grateful for the joys I will soon recieve. I am grateful to be loved for me.
Tonny on November 14, 2010 at 5:44 am
I’m grateful for my constanly growing awareness of creating my own live.
I’m grateful for letting go of shame and guilt.
I’m grateful for my past
I’m grateful for my presence
I’m grateful for my future
Though I don’t know were I’m going to.
The Universe will show me my way, I’m sure and my confidence is growing through meditation. Each day, more and more.
I’m grateful for 21 Day of meditation by The Chopra Center, this was a wake-up call for me.
Thank you, thank you, thank you to all who made this possble.
Sonja Lyons on January 5, 2011 at 4:38 pm
I am forever inspired and grateful for the hands of my parents that raised me,who made me understand empathy and kindness ,simplicity in life.For this I am thankful it touches my life everyday how fortunate I am for the sacrifices that were made by them to give me the tools in life to not only survive but to enjoy this life and all those who touch it everday. Today you touched a new area of learning for me.I thank you and hope to pass on what I have learned today. I just told my daughter who now I believe has another new and wonderful tool to guide her through her life.Thank you ! SonjaLyons
Kicki on March 22, 2011 at 2:13 am
So many things … but right in this very moment the possibility to listen to davidji’s guided meditations.
His voice gives comfort, support and love,
Gini Williams on November 18, 2011 at 1:12 pm
After going through a tricky time in my life I am truly grateful for all of Davidji’s guided meditations. They have helped me see my world through very different eyes, helped to improve my mental and physical self, improved my health, my gratitude, my general acceptance of my world and my happiness. I am different now. I am also grateful for the technology which brought Davidji to me! Although I live in Australia, I can listen to him whenever I can, and he has brought me peace. Thank you to the Chopra Centre for your kind and gentle global focus.
Lara on December 1, 2011 at 1:09 am
I am grateful for my yoga practice.
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Riia on February 8, 2012 at 4:47 am
I am grateful to all the persons came into my life and make me feel happy and joyful with their presence in the journey of life and filled en richly with love love love all around me ….and transformed me into a good human being ….!!
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Nicole on June 27, 2012 at 6:06 am
I’ve shown gratitude through the use of a gratitude journal. I have written about the gratitude I have shown for my family, friends, neighbors. Down to the small things such as a phone call from a close friend to see how I was doing, a picture drawn for me by a neighbor’s daughter, the hug I received from my Uncle. Each day I show gratitude for my health when it was good and when it was not so good the help I received and the help I gave to myself to improve it. Gratitude to my yoga teachers whether I agreed with their way of teaching or not because they helped me to grow. There have been so many things I have been thankful for and I continue to show that gratitude.
Merilee Dodson on June 29, 2012 at 5:15 pm
Every morning I invite my facebook friends to join me for 100 days of gratitude. I state what I am grateful for and eagerly watch the board to see what my loved ones are going to say. I am grateful for a core group who post every day. It is a wonderful way to begin each day.
Richelle on September 15, 2012 at 9:12 am
Having a wonderful day with my little girl makes my heart full and grateful
VICTORIA on January 30, 2013 at 7:17 pm
I’m grateful for my daughters healing hands. Today my shouldes were and nerves were so bad even after exercise. I had her massage my shoulders and just the touch of her warm hands I felt the release of tension. God is Good
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