In the United States, we just celebrated the “Thanksgiving” holiday. Many other countries have their
own versions of “Thanksgiving.” But thanksgiving is not something that should be celebrated on one
particular day of the year. It is good that a day has been chosen for this, but it is up to each and every one of us to be “giving thanks” all year long.
Sometimes we look around at our financial situation and think that there is nothing to be thankful for. Other times we glance at our relationship or health challenges and think that giving thanks borders on the absurd. Yet, if we look around us, we can see that we are not alone in our trials, that many others are having to face similar problems.
Being thankful for life itself is a way of making life better. When we look away from our problems, even for a short time, and generate joy in our hearts, we find that the world seems to change a bit. I do not know why this is so and I don’t really need to know. All I know is that the universe seems to respond quickly to a grateful heart.
A grateful heart is, perhaps, a heart full of “greatness.” Maybe,...