Gratitude is important in our lives. It is the appreciation of our days, moments and people. We can pay attention to even small things such as our breath , in and out, as something to feel grateful. Noticing the things throughout one’s day, things or moments one can feel grateful, seems to open one’s heart. Feeling gratitude is said to reduce stress.

Gratitude is also the acknowledgment we did nothing to deserve the goodness that came our way; it was freely given. With a feeling of gratitude, our vibration may get higher as can our mood. Many kind actions and benefits happen to each of us in a day or week. It helps to notice. Maybe someone helped get our car out of a ditch or invited us for dinner or smiled at us.

Here’s an ageless, ageilicious, inspired quote that speaks to gratitude of what is, and having faith in it.

My heart is at ease knowing that what was meant for me will never miss me, and that what misses me was never meant for me.    Imam Al-Shafi’i, an eighth-century Muslim jurist


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