“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough, and more.
It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity…
It turns problems into gifts, failures into success, the unexpected into perfect timing,
and mistakes into important events.
Gratitude makes sense of our past,
brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.”
– Melodie Beattie
Imagine if the word Gratitude was not included in the above quote. Instead, think of a blank ____ in its place. Go back and re-read the quote picturing the word Gratitude as a blank.
Suppose you had no idea what it was that could bring so much goodness to your life. I am sure you would want to know what it is! You might even be sitting on the edge of your seat waiting to find out what the missing blank is.
I would bet that once you found out what it was (i.e., gratitude) that you might feel a twinge of disappointment. You might be expecting some grandiose “thing” to provide all that it promises.
Why does it have to be difficult? What do people have a hard time accepting that something as simple as gratitude can bring you so much goodness? Can you just accept it and enjoy?
Things that make you go Hmmmmm…