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“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.” Melody Beattie
By Candice Davenport
With only ten more days to go on our project, it made me wonder: “When are you most grateful?” After the last few week’s events, I have pondered this, and the following questions, for myself as well.
Did it take a hurricane to make you feel grateful for what you took for granted? A refrigerator light. A blanket. A neighbor and the sound of their generator supplying you and your family with heat. The enveloping darkness of an early fall night. A candle. The comfort of your own bed. The voice on the other end of the phone saying, they made it through.
Are you able to feel grateful when you are swimming in excess?
Are you able to quiet your mind among the litany of ‘to-do’s and be grateful for a simple breath? Or are you now able to take stock of what is important and has always been there all along?
Are you able to push away from the table of plenty, and recognize when you are full (and be grateful for the chance to sit at the table?)
When we recognize, at whatever stage of life- at whatever time of day- and whatever life condition, that we have enough (and more) it is then that we can embrace thankfulness as an engaged being, for all that we are given.
What are you grateful for today?