July 4th 2019
“Let us rise and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so let us all be thankful.”
Gratitude, it’s such an important quality to have. One of the most important I believe, right up there with kindness and honesty. I’ve really been trying to foster my sense of gratitude in the last few years, develop an attitude of gratitude if you will.
At this time I’m working in a physically and spiritually challenging job, and living from paycheck to paycheck, but when I stop and think about my present situation, I realize that I’m far better off than the majority of people on this planet. I’m probably not even what would be considered lower middle class here in the U.S., but I have so much. I live in a safe environment, I can walk down any street at any time and not fear for my life. I have plenty of food and clean water, hot or cold, whichever I prefer. I live in a wonderful home, so I have shelter, and a comfortable bed. Most importantly though, I have a wonderful woman, Erin, to share life with. Plus, Annie, the best dog ever, and our three cats, one of which we saved from living in a wood pile. I’m sure he’s grateful. I say a prayer every night; thanking the universe for all of my blessings and for taking care of my loved ones and I. Sometimes I may forget these things, but I’ve made it a habit, at the end of my warm shower each night to give thanks. I love my wonderful, tension dissolving showers, so that’s how I remember to say my thanks each night. I’ve also developed the habit on my bike ride to work each morning, of asking the universe to bless all of the beings I encounter that day.
Gratitude is so very important. Let’s all try to be thankful for our blessings. You might have many challenges in your life, but look for the good. I’m sure you can find many blessings if you try. Live from love and gratitude, that will bring much needed positive vibrations to our beautiful planet. Find a time each day to thank the universe, or God, if you prefer, for you blessings. Live in an attitude of gratitude. If you could do that, I would be very grateful.
May you always be
Safe and comfortable
Seth Kelly Curtis