“You cannot do a kindness too soon, because you never know how soon it will be too late.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I arrived home yesterday from a week in Shanghai China.
It was a quick decision to go, after my husband was asked to do some work consulting there. I had never been before and so I took the opportunity to travel with him.
From the moment I arrived, I was overwhelmed by the immense gratitude, service and presence that the Chinese people have towards others.
No matter where they lived, or worked, or how much or little they had, they arrived each day with a deep sense of purpose, living fully in this moment.
Their ability to make you feel at home was beautifully authentic.
And so, I have returned humbled by my experience.
I have returned asking, “Where are you feeling gratitude in this moment?” At work, at home, for others and within myself?
I have returned to realize the immense abundance and freedom I have and I will not take this for granted.
谢谢 , Shanghai.
27 thoughts on “Gratitude”
feeling much gratitude
for this island of harmony
portrayed by your beautifully shared holiday 🙂
Thank you David. 🙏🏻💕🌈
Beautiful testimonial to a people I know nothing about. Thank you.
Thank you Kiki! It was a special experience 💚💚
A nice read, Karen and yes so good to be kind and gentle towards all. Beautiful pictures of Shangai.
Thank you Kamal 💕💚✨
Delighted that you had a good trip, Karen. My first thought after reading your post was “The law of attraction at work.” Convinced that you were simply getting back what you put out. 😘
Oh thanks Lori’ that’s a beautiful way to see it. 💕💚✨
What a touching insight Karen. Thank you for sharing 🥰
My pleasure, thank you Val 💕✈️
Fly high. Love it 😊
I love your insight into Chinese culture, Karen – I’m glad you got a chance to experience it! ❤
Me too! Thank you Eliza 🙏🏻💕
A pleasant coincidence, Karen. I also came back home on 13th from a short trip to Sweden. And came back with gratitude, for the love that surrounds me no matter where I am.
I think travelling definitely expands our perspective and our gratitude. Glad you had a wonderful trip to Piro 💕💚
Wonderful post, Karen with such inspiring words and photos. Namaste. ❤
Thank you Carol! It was a great experience. And Your new photo looks beautiful too 💕💚
Sounds like an amazing experience Karen.
It was, thanks Dave 😎
What a wonderful experience you had. Thank you for sharing 🙂
Thanks Michele 💕💚
How fortunate! I will focus today on gratitude. Thank you.
I was in China in 2001, quite a while ago now… thanks for connecting us again. 🙂
It’s an amazing place to visit! I would definitely go back. Glad you got to experience it too Ka ✈️💕✨