Not Taking Gratitude for Granted
This past week has been a test of strength and composure for the people of the Gulf communities of Texas. If you’ve never lost everything, you can’t exactly relate to the feeling of standing in the middle of a shelter or a street, realizing that you only have what’s on your back and in your hands.
Disasters are sobering reminders of what’s important and what is not. Every material object is something to be enjoyed while you’re alive because other than our Spirits, we can take all that stuff with us when we depart this existence.
Whether fire, tornado, hurricane, earthquake, tsunami, mudslide or natural gas explosion – it sometimes takes one losing everything they’ve ever valued in order to realize that those “things” are replaceable, but what’s truly important, is never destroyed; the Spirit.
I have never personally lost everything, but I deeply understand the gravity of such an awakening and it is that collection of thoughts that reminds me, pre-disaster, to give thanks.
I give thanks at least once per day for my family; my friends; my neighbors; shelter; food; water; clothing; a vehicle; air conditioning; hot water; clean water; fuel for my vehicle; shoes; socks; eyeglasses; contact lenses; toothpaste; a toothbrush; soap; deodorant; coffee; and the rest of my list of abundance that I know my Spirit would survive without but as long as I have each of these and more, I will give thanks.
Gratitude is the Gateway to Greatness. When you remember that being centered with Gratitude is what gives you the thoughts and feelings you need in order to manifest more to be grateful for in your life, you remember that you have everything you need, already within you, to live an Ultimate Life of Abundant Prosperity at The Ultimate Level. Have a grateful day!
With Ultimate Gratitude-