“Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.” — The Buddha
“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.” — Cicero
The longer I live, the stronger my sense that living in gratitude is essential to one’s health and happiness. We live in bodies we didn’t create. The air, the water, the plants, the sunlight essential to life–did we create those? Sometimes when I’m in danger of falling into a funk I visualize myself floating in an ocean of love. Not that much of a stretch, for when I’m open, I do feel love radiating to me from all directions. And isn’t quietly experiencing gratitude the heart and soul of Thanksgiving? If you have a moment, this short guided mediation on gratitude with Deepak Chopra may help you get in the mood. Happy Thanksgiving.
(Please note Mary Morgan’s comment in poetic form.)