November Synchroblog 2012: The Spiritual Practice of Gratitude

24 Oct

it’s easy during the month of November to think about thankfulness. A lot of us will probably in some way, shape or form, say “I’m thankful for…” this month. But gratitude is much more than a feeling or something we talk about around the holidays. Gratitude can also be a powerful spiritual practice that opens our hearts to the rhythm of giving and receiving that is the heartbeat of life itself. Many believe the spiritual practice of gratitude not only has the ability to transform us as individuals but can also change the world we live in. However, like so many other spiritual practices, it takes intention and focus.

This month’s Synchroblog theme invites writers to share their thoughts on gratitude as a spiritual practice. What do you think about gratitude as a spiritual practice? How would one go about practicing gratitude as a spiritual exercise? What are you learning about gratitude? What practices help draw you to gratitude? How is your experience with God deepening through gratitude? What benefits does the spiritual practice of gratitude offer to you, others, the world?

Share your thoughts about the spiritual practice of gratitude on your blog this month so we can learn from each other. Post your links in the comment section of this post by 6pm on Tuesday November 13th and a link list will be published on Wednesday November 14th.

A special thanks to the many bloggers who filled out the Synchroblog survey and expressed an interest in the subject of “spiritual formation” for inspiring November’s theme!

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10 Responses to “November Synchroblog 2012: The Spiritual Practice of Gratitude”

  1. Jeremy Myers November 11, 2012 at 7:18 pm #

    My post will go up Tuesday morning.

    4 Things to be Unthankful For
    http://www.tillhecomes.org/4-things-to-be-unthankful-for/
    Jeremy Myers

  2. Glenn Hager November 12, 2012 at 12:13 pm #

    I call it “Gr-atitude.”
    http://www.glennhager.com/2012/11/gr-atitude/

  3. Carol Kuniholm November 13, 2012 at 12:05 pm #

    Grateful: http://wordshalfheard.blogspot.com/2012/11/grateful.html

    Great topic! thanks –

  4. Liz November 13, 2012 at 6:27 pm #

    I am so sorry that I won’t have my post ready today. I will try and get it up and added to the list sometime tomorrow.

  5. leah November 13, 2012 at 7:01 pm #

    my name: Leah
    blog name: desert spirit’s fire!
    post title: living thanks
    post url: http://www.desertspiritsfire.com/2012/11/living-thanks-november-synchroblog.htm

    I’ll add everyone’s posts as they get added here, and will try to do a better job of visiting AND commenting this time!

  6. Christine Sine November 15, 2012 at 11:11 am #

    Not sure if there is still time to add this – I forgot to send the link when I wrote it http://godspace.wordpress.com/2012/10/31/where-is-god-when-disaster-hits/

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