Maybe where you want to be is just a thank-you away
August 31, 2008 Leave a comment
And the sentence is, maybe where you want to be is just a thank-you away.
I first heard about ‘attitude of gratitude’ about ten years ago, and all that time, I remember I laughed outright. I mean, surely no one expected me to be grateful about the problems I was facing (and yes, it’s strange but I usually have problems I am facing). An attitude of gratitude? It sounded outright ludicrous.
After a few days, though, and somewhat reluctantly, I tried it on for size. And I noticed how, on the days I managed to remember to be grateful about something or the other, I generally felt better about other things, too.
Gratitude is supposed to put one’s mind into a more peaceful, more receptive frame of mind (or should that be no-mind?) when we are so open we notice opportunities and synchronities and stuff like that. Gratitude is like acceptance, or maybe the next level, because it carries the calm warmth of a blissful peace. It seems simple enough, but oh, it is so difficult to remember. Witness, if you will, how an industry has sprung around books and tools telling us how important it is, and also things to remind us to do it, be it beautiful gratitude diaries or gratitude rocks, whatever.
Really, is gratitude that difficult to remember or do? Even after we have seen it work, as anyone who has tried would have? Perhaps the ‘payoff’ seems far away, too far away to break the current activity for that small thank-you, and so we postpone that “thanks” a few minutes at a time, morning to afternoon to evening to night and then it is the next day and we can begin that minute by minute postponing.
And then I come across this gem of a sentence, “maybe where you want to be is just a ‘thank you’ away” and I am inspired to…
No, I am inspired to blog about it. Oh, the perpetual evasions of the intellect.
Now I must take a break and actually say that thank you instead.
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