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Over the course of a day, what 2 words are uttered more than any other? (Leave the vulgar sarcasm for another time.)
Us Americans have a special reputation for offering thanks at every exchange– on a par with Canadiens and their stream of apologies.
Yet, do we really mean it? Rather, do we really FEEL it?
Saying thanks is an offering of gratitude– a sacred transaction of Ultimate Awareness. By Ultimate Awareness, I mean to say offering gratitude is an expression tethered to the awareness that all things; big and small, significant and insignificant, dark and light, joyous and fearful, matter.
Gratitude is about seeing the opportunity in each moment. It’s about Feeling the Present as a Divine Expression of the Infinite. Gratitude is a relinquishment of power and control. Gratitude is often a faith-based act that All Things are Perfect.
Gratitude is accepting yourself, the circumstances of your environment, and the people who share in your experiences.
Saying thanks = Namaste. The Divine in Me recognizes the Divine in You.
The encouragement here is to try it. Try and make each expression of gratitude a true feeling of acceptance. Make that exchange at the grocery store or bank a “bigger picture” recognition that It’s All Good.
Slow down when you say thanks. Look the person in the eye. And feel it. Say it with Intention.
It Starts Now.