By Gwendolyn Esco Davis
Give yourself a gift of five minutes of contemplation in awe of everything you see around you. Go outside and turn your attention to the many miracles around you. This five-minute-a-day regimen of appreciation and gratitude will help you to focus your life in awe. …… Wayne Dyer
Gifts!? We are a gift to the universe, we give gifts every day with our presence of mind and body, we receive gifts from our families, friends, and strangers every day. You may not be conscious that your life is filled with many small miracles – the golden nuggets every day. People say that they are grateful and have gratitude, but are they really, do they think about the gifts in life?
How deep does your gratefulness lie? Is it a surface thankfulness — grateful for the new shoes, for the clothes and car you drive (all which are lovely)? Going deeper are the essential gifts in life that are what truly matters.
Honoring the golden nuggets in your circle of life; having love in your life, having real friends – not the social media ones, but the ones you can call any time of day or night just to talk, having a partner who understands you and supports you in good times and not so good times, having a job that you love doing, having a family that you are in sync with, with deep connections, having good health, having faith that guides you to be a better person. Or perhaps, waking in the morning of sound mind and body and giving thanks, or doing good works for others by sharing.
This is the harvest time of the year. Dig deeper for the gifts of profound gratitude – gratitude for an abundant life of love, promise, strength, and faith. You have been blessed by being a gift to this universe. Why not give in return with more profound gratitude!
At this time of harvesting, take time to consciously see and know the real gifts in your life.