I believe in the spiritual notion that gratitude and abundance flows from each other. The more I am grateful, the more I have given to myself.
There are people with such exceptional capacity to honor the gestures, words and deeds of others. They do so with awe, amazement and ecstasy. They will appreciate and appreciate again naively and thoughtfully, elevating each gesture of kindness to the fact of its own moment. That a social contract exist between the giver and recipient is irrelevant to their measure of kindness’s worth. And they are not strayed by its recurrence, nor its absence. Nothing is owed. Today’s kindness is today’s kindness, taken and treasured. Once today ends, tomorrow is new. Tomorrow’s kindness is tomorrow’s deed. Nothing is owed. Gratitude renews at the wake of dawn, so give thanks by night. Because Tomorrow is a new day. And each second is a new moment. Don’t lose the moments in complaint and fury, don’t impoverish your soul.
It is also important to realize that gratitude is not a feeling exchanged from what you take. It is a way of living; when the smallest and simplest take on larger life in your eyes, and in your eyes how magnificent a blade of grass would look, how sweet a drop of dew would taste. Then your eyes would prostrate before the gloriousness of life and its giving spirit. You say a prayer.
Abundance and lack are parallel realities that operate alongside, separated by a thin line. That thin line is CHOICE.
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” — Albert Einstein