“I doubt there is such a thing as a measure of spirituality – but if there is, gratitude would be it.
I have to admit, gratitude isn’t the first thing on my mind.
We have a house to live in – an old one. But I feel grateful as I gaze out the window into our neglected backyard that needs trimming and raking.
I feel grateful when I find all five kids hiding in the fort Eliza built under the stairs. (Or, on this particular day, when I found her snoozing.) They don’t need our house to be shiny or state of the art. They just need it to feel like home.
I am starting to believe we can be grateful for everything.
And when we are, the result is simple. We are happy. Our ears hear more joy, our souls feel more alive, and our hearts are more open – more full of thanks for everything as it is.