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Happy Thanksgiving, Sabrina! 🍁

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Fully align that gratitude isn't only reserved for when everything is going well. I spoke with someone feeling a bit joyless recently and we discussed how taking note of when you feel joy/gratitude is almost more important in those times. A form of medicine in a way.

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One of the things that I have come to realize is that in searching for things to be grateful for, or simply searching for the emotion of "gratitude" within us, it is important to be cognizant of the 'less than happy' experiences in our daily lives as well. Most, if not all of them are merely [lessons] for us to learn - and thereby propelling us further forward. If we are not grateful for those as well, we may never acknowledge their power, and therefore fall deeper into despair by mis-interpreting what they are.

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“Gratitude doesn’t mean ignoring the reality of our lives (or the world), nor falling into toxic positivity. But it’s learning to make space for both – misery and beauty, pain and joy, despair and hope – to co-exist at once.” Sabrina, yes! This is so on point, and I think can get easily forgotten. I so appreciated all these shares, I listened to you reading that gorgeous poem twice, with coffee, enjoying the sunrise. Thank you. Grateful for all you do 💛

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I used to note every day in my journal one cool or remarkable or beautiful or sublime event that I would encounter in nature. It might have been an Osprey on the wing snatching Spanish moss for its nest, or even the way autumn's angled light strikes the sugar maples behind my home here in Vermont. Although I never stopped noticing, for some reason I stopped cataloging those events. But in your lovely opening essay — among the best I've read on gratitude this year — you've reminded me that those moments, despite the state of the world or the state of me, are indeed ways of gratitude; they are opportunities. So I shall begin to write them, to sanctify them, in my journal once again. Thanks, Sabrina. I'm, uh, er ... you know ... grateful.

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I loved this one, so beautifully curated (as always?!). Happy Thanksgiving, Sabrina 🍁

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Nov 22, 2023Liked by Kenshō studio

"Living a decade in Los Angeles – where spirituality conflates with entertainment..." Ha! Really loved the post. Thanks for continually keeping things real and not believing the hype :) - because as you show each week/month, there's so much more beyond it.

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Nov 22, 2023Liked by Kenshō studio

Yes! I always have to preface my statements of gratitude with “not to sound cheesy but”.... (which I need to consciously stop doing.)

you really nailed it with the misuse and over saturation of #gratitude on social media that in turn waters down the actual feeing. love this curation as always 🤍 seriously grateful for it. Happy thanksgiving!

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