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PostSubject: Who should I thank?   Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:40 pm

If you start to thank the entities and traditions that have helped shape you, there is obviously no limit.
But a hierarchy might form under a higest entity to thank.

If you could thank one thing to account for all the experience and consequence of your existence, could there be such a word?

god is invented as such praise, thanks, but it is surely stale to autromatically attribute thanks to that "Him".

 

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PostSubject: Re: Who should I thank?   Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:57 am

Start with your mom and go from there.
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PostSubject: Re: Who should I thank?   Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:49 am

Sisyphus wrote:
Start with your mom and go from there.

That's nice. I couldn't really start there though. Rolling Eyes

 

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PostSubject: Re: Who should I thank?   Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:59 am

Fixed Cross wrote:
If you start to thank the entities and traditions that have helped shape you, there is obviously no limit.
But a hierarchy might form under a higest entity to thank.

If you could thank one thing to account for all the experience and consequence of your existence, could there be such a word?

god is invented as such praise, thanks, but it is surely stale to autromatically attribute thanks to that "Him".


For me, believe it or not, it would probably be the orphanage where I grew up...there but for ITS grace, go I.
It formed and structured  me in ways, the good and the bad but still I am in part who I am because of this entity.

But then again...perhaps it might be the positive DNA which flows through me, ALSO enabling me to be who I am, with all of my peculiarities, my sensibilities, my strengths, my sense of wonderment and curiosity, my sticktoitiveness...
How much of that am I alone responsible for and how much comes from the wonderful people who have gone before who in a sense flow within me who I have never met and shall never know or know of?


I can never forget the Universe, like the stars, who were at times such great company and consolation and inspiration for me and nature with everything within it that I can behold or experience within myself.

I have so much to be grateful for................it sometimes amazes me what I think and feel that makes me grateful.

 

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