Rev. Jimmie Scott
Entering into the season of gratitude every year during the Thanksgiving Holiday never ceases to remind me how easy it is to get so caught up in the activity of daily living that we take for granted all the good that is always active in the universe.
If you have had a similar experience, or if something is going on in your life that is temporarily blinding you to the abundance in your corner of the universe, take some time in the silence of your own being and reflect. Reflect on what is real and substantive for you.
Much of our time in this human experience is spent projecting, casting our thoughts either forward or backward. This practice sucks the energy out of the present. It also suggests to the conscious mind that there is something missing in our daily experience. When we think something is missing in our experiences it creates unhealthy stress.
James Faust sums it up thusly; “A grateful heart is a beginning of greatness. It is an expression of humility. It is a foundation for the development of such virtues as prayer, faith, courage, contentment, happiness, love, and well-being.”
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