‘Love is the way I walk I gratitude.’
Gratitude is a lesson hard to learn for those who look upon the world amiss. The most they can do is see themselves as better off than others. And they try to be content because another seems to suffer more than they. How pitiful and deprecating are such thoughts! For who has cause for thanks while others have less cause? And who would suffer less because he sees another suffer more? Your gratitude is due to Him alone Who made all cause of sorrow disappear throughout the world.
Therefore give thanks, but in sincerity. Today we learn to think of gratitude in place of anger malice and revenge. We have been given everything. God has cared for us, and calls us his Son. Can there be more than this?
I have much to be grateful for today. Was it because I handed over the future to God yesterday? Was it because I focused on love today? Whatever the reason I had a permanent smile on my face all day.
Apart from the general well-being that I felt after reading this lesson in the morning, I also had a fantastic reception of the piece I wrote for the Don Giovanni production. Then I went with a friend to The Custard Factory to see an exhibition of another friend’s paintings and photos. Unfortunately we got there too late and the pictures had been removed in the morning. Even this disappointment didn’t dampen my spirits as we hung out and had lunch in the café next to the gallery. I love the new gallery by the way. It was good to watch a wedding party enjoy a day of sunshine.
And then, completely out of the blue, I was presented with an opportunity to fast track my life in the direction I want to take it. I’m still pinching myself. Is this what surrender brings? Well, of course. I know it is. So I ask the question again. Why do I forget?
I feel renewed focus, and more willingness to surrender to the God in me.