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If my current state is less than desired, I try to focus on what’s right, feel grateful that I am alive, hopeful that my plight will improve, and become determined to make it so. When I'm feeling victimized, I try to make peace with what happened. When appropriate, I offer forgiveness, unload emotional baggage, and perhaps even make some good flow from evil. (Note: Bringing religion into this, those worshiping a loving New Testament God “turn the other cheek” and are lenient and forgiving.)

Alternate Concise Characterization with Wikipedia Entries:

possesses Psychological Resilience

values Gratitude 

embraces Forgiveness

values Turning the Other Cheek response to being hurt or victimized 

summary Wikipedia article: none

Numerical Characterization with TFJD code: 2221

Numerical Characterization with Emotional Volatility VI index: 32

Related Words, Beliefs, Background -- 35 entries               Songs!                Discussion from The Worldview Literacy Book

playing  card related:  these are heart worldview themes: individual <---> individual             card #17 concise description

More to Explore -- Worldview Theme #17B: Gratitude & Forgiveness

Grief (from online encyclopedia)
Mercy (from online encyclopedia)
Foregiveness Forum
The Forgiveness Project
The Campaign for Love and Forgiveness
Worldwatch Watch issue #41, posted 11/11/2014: Be Grateful: Ceramic Poppies are Blowing in the Wind

Gratitude Power ("Gratitude Power unveils the pathway to joy, love and prosperity through the process of heart felt appreciation").

Gratitude and Forgiveness (this entry on Positive Psychology News Daily provides links to several articles) 
"What Suffering Does" by David Brooks (April 7 2014 NY Times opinion piece about the benefits of recovering from suffering)
"Does the Act of Prayer Lead to Forgiveness?" by Rick Nauert (2010 report on research study by Nathaniel Lambert)
Beyond Revenge: The Evolution of the Forgiveness Instinct, by Michael McCullough (more on this 2008 book)
Thanks! How the New Science of Gratitude Can Make You Feel Happier, by Robert Emmons (2007 book)
The Gift of Forgiveness, by Carl Scovel (a Unitarian Universalist perspective)
Gratitude, by Norman Fischer (on website)
Ode to Gratitude by Pablo Neruda (poem translated from Spanish)
The Heart of Our Faith, by Galen Guengerich  (a Unitarian Universalist perspective on gratitude)
A Scientifically Proven Way to be Happy, by Laura Rowley
Rx for Life: Gratitude, by Gregg Easterbrook
Prayers of Gratitude from Different Religious Traditions
Gratitude (on Hope Allianz Inc -- Counseling & Healing Center -- website)
Spirituality and Health: Forgiveness
Healing -- The Heart of the Conflict, by Marc Gopin
Forgiveness: How to Let Go of Grudges and Bitterness, by Katherine Piderman  (article, Mayo Clinic website)
Give Yourself Up, by Kim K. Crawford Harvie (thoughts on forgiveness by Unitarian Universalist minister)
The Forgiveness Web -- Links, Resources related to Forgiveness
Forgive for Good, by Fred Luskin  (interview with him about the book on this site)
quotes related to gratitude
quotes related to forgiveness

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