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Often in my Baha’i-inspired life coaching practice, when people are focused on all the things that are going wrong in their lives, I encourage them to make a list of all the things they are grateful for.

Gratitude is one of the most important virtues.  The Baha’i Writings tell us that by being grateful, we recieve more of the good things in life:

Be thou happy and well pleased and arise to offer thanks to God, in order that thanksgiving may conduce to the increase of bounty.  (‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Tablets of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, p. 484.)

And that we can never thank God enough:

If we should offer a hundred thousand thanksgivings every moment to the threshold of God . . . we would fail to express our gratitude sufficiently. (‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 37.)

How true it is!

Today, I’d like to share a 3 minute movie that captures the essence of gratitude more than anything I’ve ever seen. The words, the music, the photographs, in a word are…BEAUTIFUL!

So if you want to make your heart smile,  watch this. And don’t forget to forward it to everyone you know and love. It’ll make their day!

What makes you grateful?  Post your comments here: