Seeds of Gratitude

Is My Death Enough to Cover your Sin?

By Karen Berrios | June 12, 2020

Countless times we have held ourselves hostage of past painful trauma, unable to let go of the pain and condemning those who hurt us. We may be entitled to feel that way but are we hurting ourselves in the process? How about us? Have we hurt others and inflicted pain on someone we love or…

Gratitude turns what we have into enough!

By Karen Berrios | May 4, 2020

Gratitude turns what we have into enough!  Please don’t take me wrong, this is not an invitation to settle but only an invitation to be grateful for what we have today. Before cancer hit,  I would have a set of expectations that at times seemed unreasonable.  A few years forward, my mentor, “cancer” taught me with much intention to stay present and work myself to create a space of gratitude. Dealing…

Cultivating Gratitude with Cancer

By Karen Berrios | February 20, 2020

“In the face of demoralization, gratitude has the power to energize. In the face of brokenness, gratitude has the power to heal. In the face of despair, gratitude has the power to bring hope. In other words, gratitude can help us cope with hard times.” ― Robert Emmons Before I became a Christian I didn’t…

Cultivating Gratitude

By Karen Berrios | November 20, 2018

I looked up the meaning of thanks and gratitude and Webster dictionary defines “Thankful” as appreciative of benefits received. It is a way of expressing appreciation with or without an act. “Gratitude” is more like having a sense of thankfulness and the feeling is from within. Another Thanksgiving year is before us and I can’t…

Seed of Gratitude

By Karen Berrios | March 15, 2018

A Seed of Gratitude Definition of Gratitude.- the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.   This is exactly what I feel now as I culminated my birthday with a beautiful family dinner. Extremely blessed to have the privilege to celebrate one more year of life with my husband…

A Seed of Gratitude

By Karen Berrios | November 22, 2017

It’s that time of the year again where we usually gather with our family and friends to bring to mind the true meaning of “Thanksgiving” also known as a celebration of gratitude. Prior to my diagnoses I never really reflected much on the meaning of “Thanksgiving” as I do now. It is almost comical to…