“Thank you,” can be a barely conscious nod. Or it can be a profound recognition of our interdependence with all living beings.
Everything – literally everything – depends upon someone else. Just think of the cup of coffee or tea you drank this morning. Where did it come from? Who grew the coffee beans or tea leaves? How many insects were killed in the process? Who transported the raw ingredients?
Did you say thank you?
The chain of interconnection never ends. In reality, we are beholding to an intricate network of seen and unseen helpers.
Understanding this inherent interconnection can help us break free from the tenacious falsity of independence, which gives rise to competition and greed. Knowing we’re all in this together, kindness becomes the only sane response. Once we truly grasp interdependence, we see how negative actions only boomerang – sooner or later.
“Thank you” has the power to awaken love, humility, and a wider mind if you pause to see its true significance.
A Spring of Gratitude
I’m so grateful to everyone who helped spread the word about my new e-course, Living with Ease: 21 Days to Less Stress. Clearly, no one is a success on their own. I felt backed by the most brilliant, enthusiastic, and beautiful virtual cheer leading squad possible. My reach would have been minuscule without their thoughtful generosity.
And, that got me thinking about the vast expanse of our indebtedness. So let me begin with expressing my deepest gratitude to my most visible and active supporters.
A big thank you to:
- Courtney Carver from Be More With Less and Courtney Carver (dot) com
- Annabel Candy from Get in the Hot Spot and Successful Blogging
- Joy Holland from Facets of Joy
- Farnoosh Brock from Prolific Living
- Tammy Stroebel from Rowdy Kittens
- Alex Blackwell from the Bridgemaker
- Tess Marshall from the Bold Life
- Beverly Army from Pomo Golightly
- Charlotte Rains Dixon from Words Trumpet
- Sandi Amorin from Deva Coaching
- Mary Ann Merrill from One with Africa
- Sharon Harding from Rediscovered Families
- Marianne Elliot from Zen Peacekeeper
- Vishnu from Vishnu Virtues
- Suzie Cheel from Love You, Love Your Life
- Vidya Sury from Vidya Sury (dot) com
- Zeenat Syal from Positive Provocations
- Manal Ghosain from One With Now
- Maia Duerr from the Liberated Life Project
- Elle Sommers from Reflecting a Life
- Satya Colombo from Satya Colombo (dot) com
- Tim Brownson from A Daring Adventure
Thank you also to all my readers. Without your presence and support, I wouldn’t be here at all. I love offering courses that help people grow and am so grateful for the opportunity to be of service.
I know I’ve probably missed someone. I’m so sorry. And, there are no doubt many others that I simply did not see. Thank you, everyone!
As this spring of gratitude bubbled over, I also remembered so many unspoken thank yous over the years. I wish I could travel back in time and express my wholehearted gratitude to all who have touched my life. The known and the unknown from the farmers in the field to the sewers and their machines and to all the invisible people who are constantly working on my behalf.
Seeing interdependence, remember to say thank you. And make your thank you as wide as the whole world.
Is there someone you would like to thank today?
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