Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.
At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.
Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.
I hope you are well and happy and experiencing each moment with love, grace and gratitude. I am feeling deep gratitude for interbeing with each one of you!
This is just a reminder that we will have an opportunity to celebrate and count all of our blessings together today. There will be a Thanksgiving vegetarian potluck at our home at 4 PM. This will be followed by our regular Sangha sitting at 6 PM. All are welcome for one or both of these events. I hope you will be able to be with us.
with much love, many hugs and, of course, deep gratitude for all of you,