Gratitude is so much more than saying thank you when someone does something nice for you. Gratitude is a way of living, a way of looking at the world. It's a radical choice to focus on the good despite all the chaos and mayhem that often surround us in life. It is quiet and subtle and yet deeply spiritual, transformative and powerful. It's like a tiny stream of water that overtime bores a hole through the rock. The art of practicing gratitude daily has the power to transform not only a moment, not only a day in your life, but your entire life itself. Bit by bit, day by day, simple daily gratitude softens the heart and stretches the soul.
Gratitude is a path that leads to life, joy and contentment. Why don't you start the journey today? Find something to be grateful for today. Despite of all the things that may be going wrong stop and be still for a moment and focus on one thing that's going right and be grateful for it. Feel this gratitude deeply within you and let it flow from the inside out. It just might make all the difference.
Finally, brothers [and sisters], whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
Following the Way,