by The Elitist
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough, and more.
It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order and confusion to clarity.
It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home and a stranger into a friend.
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
So be grateful for all you have and for the life that you live.
Step back and zoom out your lens. Freeze time, freeze frame and behold whatever is surrounding you. Tune in, breathe in and then slowly breathe out. This helps us to figure things out.
This is a wonderful time to be living here on earth. Our opportunities are limitless. While there are some things wrong in the world today, there are many things right, such as teachers who teach, ministers who minister, marriages that make it, parents who sacrifice, and friends who help.
Still dark, my baby girl leaps out the window to greet the rising sun. I stand below ready to catch her, but every time she takes off without fail, her laughter calling to the orioles, calling to my shame that had I the choice, I would have never taught her to fly. Somewhere there is a man with a gun who will take pleasure in seeing her skin against the pure blue sky— and shooting her down. My own mother did not flinch when I first raised my arms and lifted my feet off the ground, above her head. She only said you better hope bulletproof skin comes with that gift. Years later I found out it did.