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UpBeat Living: Peaceful World: Day 16 of Season for NonViolence (SNV): Gratitude

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Want peace?  During the Season for NonViolence, we consider and exercise aspects of our beingness that help us BE the peace we want to see. Then our peace within multiplies all around us into a force of and for peacefulness.  One of the negative human traits that generates the most conflicted thinking and conflicted interacting is resentment.  And the most effective antidote for resentment is gratitude.  When we are unhappy or frustrated with someone else’s choices, we feel resentment.  And resentment can turn into anger, conflict, and violence.  Resentment is the basis of racism and of religious hatred.

But if we focus on how grateful we are for our good and for the good of others, we cannot simultaneously be in resentment.  Focusing on the good, and our gratitude for every positive thing and every positive happening, is the basis for joy.  And joyful people emanate peacefulness.  They BE the peace they want to see.  Are you in?

Here is AGNT’s meditation for SNV Day 16:

 DAY 16 Feb. 14:  The thought for today is GRATITUDE.  On her TV shows, Oprah Winfrey frequently promotes the daily practice of gratitude.

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more.  It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.  It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.  Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”  -Melody Beattie


Today:  I will list five things for which I am grateful and share these good things with another, then reflect on who and what made those experiences possible.   I will write a “thank-you” note to someone who would least expect me to thank them.  I’ll journal about my feelings with regard to this.


● Kebba Buckley Button is the author of the 2013 book, Peace Within:  Your Peaceful Inner Core (Second Edition).   It’s a book to keep with you constantly, to quickly recharge your Peace Within, with quotes, photos, and poems that take you directly there!  Kebba is a corporate stress management trainer, and she also has a holistic healing practice.

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About Kebba Buckley Button

Kebba Buckley Button is a stress management speaker, author, columnist, healer, stress/pain solutions therapist, and chocolate advocate. She is the author of "Peace Within, Second Edition", the award-winning book, "Discover The Secret Energized You", and several other print and audio products. Kebba has been helping people with stress- and pain release and Joyful Unfoldment(sm) for over 20 years.

10 responses »

  1. I really appreciate this post – it fits in perfectly with what I’m doing with my blog’s weekly Gratitude Linkup! Thank you for sharing. 🙂

  2. There is so much to say about this! As I waited in line to pay our home´s tax I was the only person in the bank smiling. I was thinking how grateful I am to have a home, a roof over our heads that is ours and will keep our kids safe and that we have enough work to be able to pay our taxes. It completely changed my attitude towards the paying action. 🙂
    Today I am grateful for our home, our work and the laughter of our daughter and her friends while they watch movies, eat chocolate and celebrate their friendship.

    • Paula, thank you so much! I feel the same way. I guess some people think I’m up to something because I wear a big smile so much of the time :-). Thanks for visiting and commenting! [Btw, yes, it went in the spam folder, but I joyfully fetched it. Bless you!]

  3. Great post, I really needed to hear this today! Thank you so much for sharing and Happy Valentine’s Day!

  4. My mother in law, who has had a hard three months between a cancer diagnosis and the death of her last sibling shortly after the diagnosis, has taught me a lot about gratitude. I try to find beauty in each day. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Thanks for an inspiring post! BTW, you might be interested in our 30 Day Gratitude Challenge.


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