Friday, December 6, 2013

Just how Grateful are we?

You think this is just another day in your life? Its not just another day, its the one day that is given to you. Today. Its given to you, it's a gift, it's the only gift that you have right now and the only appropriate response is, gratefulness.
If you do nothing else but to cultivate that response to the great gift that this unique day is, if you learn to respond as if it were the first day in your life and the very last day, then you would have spent this day very well.
Begin by opening your eyes and be surprised that you have eyes that you can open, that incredible array of colors that is constantly offered to us for pure enjoyment. Look at the sky, we so rarely look at the sky. We so rarely look at how different it is from moment to moment, with clouds coming and going. We just think of the weather and not all the many newnesses of the weather, we just think of good weather and bad weather. This day, right now, it's unique weather, may be a kind in an exact form that will never come again. The formation of clouds in the sky will never be the same as it is right now.
Open your eyes, look at that.
Look at the faces of people you meet, each one has an incredible story behind their face. A story that you could never fully fathom, not only their own story but also the story of their ancestors, we all go back so far. And in this present moment on this day all the people you meet, all that life from generations and from so many places around the world, flows together and meets you here like life giving waters if you only open your hearts and drink.
Open your heart to the incredible gift that is given us. You flip a switch and it gives us electricity, you turn on a focet and you get warm water, cold water, drinkable water...thats a gift that millions and millions of people in the world may never experience.
These are just a few of the enormous number of gifts to which you can open your heart. So I wish you that you open your heart to receive all these blessings, and let them flow through you that everyone that you will meet on this day will be blessed by you. Blessed by your eyes, by your smile, by your touch, just by your presence.
Let yor gratefulness overflow into blessing all around you. Then, it will really be a good day.

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