Every day we have a new opportunity to choose to be grateful. Although
not easy in today’s hurried life, we can always find something to be thankful
for. In this, we can find a peace for living today and even a vision for
tomorrow. American author, Melody Beattie knows this. She penned the following
words: “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.” We can learn from Melody; she is a woman who knows that
in optimism and thanksgiving, we can find peace and strength.
If we can all appreciate what we have been given, even it is a
little, we will be surprised at how much we will find. Let’s all begin where we
are, either step into being grateful or continue to be, and see where our
future takes us.