Author: Brian Kleber

33 year old transgender nonbinary United Methodist who is an addict in recovery. I live in the Pittsburgh, PA area.
Gratitude Doesn’t Change The Scenery

Gratitude Doesn’t Change The Scenery

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"Gratitude doesn't change the scenery. It merely washes clean the glass you look through so you can clearly see the colors." -Richelle E. Goodrich, Author Gratitude really doesn't change the scenery or life circumstances. You can choose to be grateful and everything around you could be falling down. Life could be crushing you. But choosing to be grateful will not make a sick person well, a lonely person surrounded by friends, or a depressed person happy. Gratitude will change your lense in which you look through life though. Gratitude will help you see colors you never saw before. Gratitude will help you be thankful for the time you have left with a loved one who just got diagnosed with a terminal illness or condition. Gratitude will help you lift up the oppressed people who are cele...
Why I’m Grateful This Friday

Why I’m Grateful This Friday

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This week I have decided to write a blog about my own gratitude for those in my life this week. I first want to apologize for those of you who were looking for a Friday post and there was none. I went into the hospital on May 22 and didn't come out for 8 days. I was in for mental health issues because suicidal thoughts wouldn't go away and I didn't want to hurt those around me by taking myself out of this world. I cared too much about other people and not enough of myself. I was at a point where I hated God, life and myself. NOT a place I liked to be at and nor do I ever want to return there again. First person I am grateful for is my NA sponsor. He asked me what was wrong and I ended up telling him. He had me call people/places after the meeting. He didn't leave me and even took me...

Gratitude: A Meaningful Aspect of Life

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Hello everyone! I was strolling through Facebook and I came upon my friend M's enfleshed ministry page and was moved when reading it. I message them and ask if I could use the text as quote for this blog post. I got an immediate response saying "Absolutely!" I was so grateful because it provoked deep thought and it was something that I wanted to share with you today. Here is the quote from the image above: "Some of the most meaningful aspects of life require pause, slow, the passing of time... in a capitalist society, it takes intentional effort to disrupt patterns of productivity to tend gently to what matters most. Not everyone can "get away" but we can all make a spiritual practice of paying attention to that which easily goes unnoticed - the beauties and delights thriving in our ...