When we think of Soul Mates, we usually think of the one person/soul that is meant for us to spend the rest of our life with. We search endlessly for this one soul, and when we find a soul matching our vibration, we feel and know they are "the one".
The thought of gratitude, when expressed pertains to an event that has already happened. For example, when someone opens a door for you, you say "Thank You." or even when we survive a traumatic experience, gratitude is expressed because we made it through.
Our soul's purpose is different than our life's purpose, yet they are connected. The life purpose guides us in each incarnated life cycle to learn what is desired to come closer fulfilling our soul purpose. The soul purpose is to live and achieve our highest state of evolution, which will result in the ending of the incarnation of physical life cycles.
Kindness is another form of gratitude. When we perform genuine acts of kindness, they lift us to place of joy. This joy carries us to continue these acts and opens us up to receiving kindness from others. These acts can range from simple politeness to complements. Think about how it feels when someone complements your appearance, opens a door for you or lift you up when down. Kindness is disappearing in our culture.
Understanding is a form of compassion. When we witness another's situation, circumstance, or emotional state, a bond is developed. This bond creates relatedness or a since of relationship. Then the relationship evolves to being one with the person, because of the emotional connection. With anyone we can relate too, a deep bond is formed and connected to them; it doesn't matter what was witnessed or felt. We have empathy for others whether we are in-tune with our emotions or not. However, we carry a great sense of compassion for others when we are emotionally vested in our life.
When we think of endurance, we think of the physical energy stored and exerted. The energy of the soul is everlasting, though times drained and needs renewal. When the energy of the soul is drained, it can stem from several areas; this can be from any form of fatigue, emotional unrest and most importantly not living in our purpose. When we are not living in our passion, our souls cries in agony. It desires the attention to change course to live in our passion/purpose.
Divine Balance is when we feel harmony within Self, when all life is in Balance. What does balance mean? Having Divine Balance is when we are in touch with both internal (self) and external energies surrounding us.