"Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings" - William Ward
Today is thanksgiving, but adopting a gratitude practice shifted my whole perspective on my life. At first it was about gratitude for the necessities: a roof over my head, a family, friends that have my back, food to eat, a warm shower. Eventually, however, gratitude unlocked for me the richness of my own human experience: the beauty of my heart beating, the depth of the melody of a song that cracked my heart open, the awesomeness of the colours of the leaves or the sky, or the magic of a smile between strangers.
What I will say is that where you attention goes, energy flows. The more I started focusing on what I was grateful for, the more I found I had to be grateful for. It's all a change of perspective.