"The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude."
I did one of those popular Facebook analyses a while ago and discovered that my most frequently used word on that platform is "thanks". I like that. How timely.
Whether you're feeling as though you don't have enough (of anything) or are freaked out by some personal or world situation, sit yourself down with a pen and paper and play the gratitude game.
Make a list of everything you have to be grateful for. Breakfast, potable hot and cold running water, a place to live, shoes, eyesight, hands, transportation, a friend, your animal companion, the ability to open your heart to another living creature, to give of yourself...
Start with the basics. You may be able to write for pages.
That's all. It's pretty simple. A good exercise to bring your attention right back to the present moment and the most important things.
You will, I promise, forget about what you think you lack and feel the fullness of life within your heart.
If you're in the U.S., Happy Thanksgiving.
Read Art Buchwald's Le Grande Thanksgiving. (My perennial favorite.)
"Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for." —Zig Ziglar
Ylang Ylang, the Oil of the Inner Child "is a powerful remedy for the heart", reminding us that "joy can be felt and experienced more fully by allowing the heart its full range of emotions".
Geranium is the Oil of Love & Trust, restoring our confidence in the innate goodness of others and in the world".
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