Gratitude Mantra

I’ve got a small beef with many spiritual disciplines both matriarchal and patriarchal in that there seems to be a dirth of ritual dedicated to the simple celebration of gratitude for favors received.  

I went looking around for some. I’m sure they do exist, but not anywhere I could locate them easily.

So I created the Gratitude Mantra.    

My Gratitude Mantra is composed of the words “thank you” in every language within reach of my hands at the moment of writing.

I repeat it when life is good.  And I repeat it when life is not so good, to remind me of how good it reall still is.

It’s recited in a happy, bouncy kind of rhythm, and it goes:

“Hvala, Tak, Bedankt, Merci, Bitte, Grazi, Obrigado, Gracias, and Thank YOU!…

“Hvala, Tak, Bedankt, Merci, Bitte, Grazi, Obrigado, Gracias, and Thank YOU!…

“Hvala, Tak, Bedankt, Merci, Bitte, Grazi, Obrigado, Gracias … and Thank YOU! … ” 

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