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Mayday! by M. Nora Klaver

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STEP 5BE GRATEFUL

Gratitude is not only the greatest of all virtues,but the parent of all the others.Cicero

Gratitude is the third applied virtue that transforms us. Even more than the other two virtues of self-compassion and faith, gratitude bolsters us as we make our mayday calls. It braces and supports both self-compassion and faith. By seeing how we’ve already been blessed, it’s easier to believe we will be blessed again. With gratitude in our hearts, all applied virtues come to us more naturally. Cicero was right, gratitude “is the parent of all others.”

Step 5: Be Grateful, Practice Gratitude

While self-compassion compels us to ask for the help we need, and faith centers us as we make our request, gratitude allows us to hear the ...

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