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Rise up and be thankful

Updated on December 23, 2015
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Shaloo Walia is an astrologer and tarot reader. She is an Art of Living teacher and also an ardent Krishna devotee and a follower of ISKCON.

Rise up and be thankful

For another day of hope so calm and tranquil

For the little miracles and blessings abundant

And the colours of joy resplendent.

Rise up and be thankful

For the good, the bad and the beautiful

For the loving, the inspiring and not so good moments

And be on a perpetual quest for atonement.

Rise up and be thankful

For we come alive in the moments when grateful

With a renewed faith and tears of gratitude

Thanking and praying in the silence of our solitude.

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice.

— Meister Eckhart

My Sweet Lord - George Harrison

© 2015 Shaloo Walia

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      manatita44 19 months ago from london

      Yes, Swalia. The very life-breath of God is Gratitude. Great and timely poem. Meister Eckhart was a deep mystic and a very high Soul.

      I see you continue to like George Harrison. A most loving and wonderful Soul.

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      Bronwyn Joy Ellio 19 months ago

      Another wonderful piece. Words to live by, Swalia. Plus one of my favourite post-Beatles George Harrison songs to boot. Thank you :)

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      Surabhi Kaura 19 months ago

      Beautiful poem, Shaloo. Blessings! Hare Krishna.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 19 months ago from The Caribbean

      Great message, as usual. Notice the new pic. Beautiful!

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      Shaloo Walia 19 months ago

      Thank you Surabhi...Hare Krishna!

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      Shaloo Walia 19 months ago

      Thank you MsDora :)

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      Missy Smith 19 months ago from Florida

      Yes, indeed. We must be thankful for every human experience we have here. Nice poem!

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      Shaloo Walia 19 months ago

      Thank you Missy! Gratitude is the best attitude :)

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      Shaloo Walia 19 months ago

      Thank you Bronwyn! I too love this song by George Harrison.

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      Shaloo Walia 19 months ago

      Thank you Manatita! I have been writing in my gratitude journal since a few years and I have found that this practice has made me focus more on life's blessings than the little complaints and regrets.

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      Deb Hirt 19 months ago from Stillwater, OK

      Nothing as beautiful as solitude, in my book!

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      Shaloo Walia 19 months ago

      @aviannovice Solitude helps us in reconnecting with ourselves.

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