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Gratitude

Gratitude is everything.  Without gratitude life has little meaning.  Without gratitude we are less than we were created to be.  Gratitude allows us to see with new eyes, to hear with new ears, and to perceive with new understanding.  Gratitude is loving with abandon and joy.    Gratitude inspires us to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.   Gratitude teaches us to walk as if we are kissing the earth.  

Gratitude is what separates privilege from entitlement.   Gratitude is what inspires us to appreciate the little things which upon reflection become big things.  Gratitude is acknowledging what we already have as the foundation for abundant living.  Gratitude is the experience of living every moment in a spirit of humility and grace.

Gratitude is what unlocks the fullness of life and turns what we already have into enough.  Gratitude is what rekindles hope when the lights go out of life.  Gratitude is the doorway to mindfulness. Gratitude is the pathway to wonder.  Gratitude is the impetus for generosity.  Gratitude is one of the simplest yet most powerful things we do as humans.   Gratitude is the work of loving the world.  Gratitude recognizes that we cannot achieve success without acknowledging the help of others.

The more we practice gratitude the more we find for which to be grateful.  Gratitude acknowledges our deep connections with each other.  Gratitude allows us to experience wonder and joy even in times of struggle.  Gratitude is a profound act of worship.  Gratitude inspires happiness and a sense of well being.  Gratitude brings peace of mind.  Gratitude opens the doors to life’s serendipity.   Gratitude cannot be traveled to, purchased, traded, or consumed.  Gratitude is the experience of living in a spirit of love, grace, and happiness.  If the only prayer we ever say is “thank you,” that is more than enough.

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