When words of gratitude well forth naturally from your heart, all your relationships will develop in a positive direction. It’s up to you, not the other person. Your own life condition determines everything.
Striving to create a harmonious family starts with our own inner transformation, our human revolution. Those around us are indeed the mirror in which our human revolution is reflected.
When we change, others change, our environment changes, and the world changes. One of the most important and fundamental arenas where this drama of human revolution takes place is our family.
Please live your lives in a cheerful, positive manner, embracing everyone around you with an open heart and broad-minded humanity.
Rather than being thankful because we are happy, being thankful itself will make us happy. Also, chanting with gratitude puts us in the rhythm with the universe, turning our lives in a positive direction
Showing how you have grown as a human being in the best way to communicate the truth of Buddhism to those around you.
– Daisaku Ikeda in The wisdom for creating happiness and peace, Indigo magazine February 2018