Monday, December 8, 2008


It occurs to me that gratitude is a celebration of all that is in our lives. The good, the sad, the difficult, etc. Each thing in our life is there for a reason. Each things brings a lesson.

What can be learned from heart ache? It may be how to love unconditionally or how to love ourselves. Maybe it's how to give to others.

What about struggle? What can be learned from expending energy on surviving? We may have the opportunity to learn that we are not in complete control over anything in our lives. It may be that we are focusing on what isn't there instead of what IS there.

When we are in gratitude, we see things to be grateful for all around us. Once we get over feeling silly about being grateful for a cricket complaining in the basement, we can be grateful that the cricket's sonmetimes annoying sound alerted us to a leaking pipe.

I invite you to celebrate each event that you encounter today. Every horn honking, every unforseen problem and yes, even all of the people around you that you don't yet understand.

Francis Lucille said,
"Everything is created from moment to moment, always new. Like fireworks, this universe is a celebration and you are the spectator contemplating the eternal Fourth of July of your absolute splendor."

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