Gratitude is the medicine that connects us to our hearts and grounds us into the magic of every precious moment. It is so easy to become distracted and dismayed, confused and consternated as we live out our days aligning happiness and satisfaction to outcomes and circumstances. This kind of value placement not only does not serve, it also continues the digging of a well of dissatisfaction and discontent. Over time, a lifestyle focused on what one does not have, and what is not working out, can lead from dissatisfaction to disease. Dis-eased in stress and discontent, with comfort, happiness, and peace no where to be found is not the path to a meaningful life. Gratitude is the medicine that lifts us out of the well of lack and fear and into the lofty delight of abundance, joy, and ease. It is impossible to feel lack when in the space of gratitude for all you have. It is impossible to be overwhelmed with anger when in the gracious state of gratitude for the opportunity to have the experience to grow from the circumstance. It is impossible to feel the constriction of greed when in the delight of gratitude for the abundance of what you have to give. It is impossible to stay overwhelmed with grief when overwhelmed with the gratitude for the opportunity to have loved that which you have lost. Gratitude for the lesson leads to forgiveness, and gratitude for a life of lessons leads to presence in the moment. Gratitude for the present moment, as it is, leads to peace, and gratitude for the opportunity to know peace and live in peace and choose peace, leads to ultimate happiness while looking back in the rear view mirror of a meaningful life.
“If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.” -Meister Eckhart
With Love, Always, in All Ways, For Giving, In Joy, Thank You,