#ancestralwayschallenge Day Nine practice GRATITUDE. Grateful for all who share their gifts, time, passion, creativity for healthier bodies, spirits, and communities. Thanks for sponsoring this challenge @tradicionessanas. @decolonizeyourdiet @rajla_ @hoodhealth @rowenwhite “Indigenous story traditions are full of cautionary tales about the failure of gratitude. When people forget to honor the gift, the consequences are always material as well as spiritual. The spring dries up, the corn doesn’t grow, the animals do not return, and the legions of offended plants and animals and rivers rise up against the ones who neglected gratitude...Gratitude is our first, but not our only gift. We are storytellers, music makers, devisers of ingenious machines, healers, scientists, and lovers of an Earth who asks that we give our own unique gifts on behalf of life.” Robin Kimmerer.