There’s a poem called “Thank God for Dirty Dishes”
This makes the point that if we are blessed to have food to make dirty dishes, we can be grateful for those dishes.
So goes the logic: instead of complaining about taxes, be thankful for the ability to earn money and to own things. While waiting in line or stuck in traffic, be grateful to have money to buy things and transportation to get where you want to go.
It makes sense, but that doesn’t make it's easy to remember to be grateful in the moment.
Gratitude might be misinterpreted for being satisfied with the status quo. Appreciation may suggest that you’re grateful with the way circumstances are.
THE NEXT STEP:
What if we go higher and experience appreciation for it's magnetic power?
As we awaken to the Good in our circumstances and opportunity in our conditions we can see that Good exists in all situations because Good is universal & unconditional.
God is Good, Good is Not dependent on circumstances and conditions.
It really does feel wonderful to acknowledge all the Good in life regardless of perceived duality.
Real gratitude is much more than politeness, like saying "thank you" when someone passes the salt or compliments us; it’s a deeper spiritual state of Divine oneness & awareness.
What if great fortune is not the product of our own labor and talents nor random luck nor chance? What if our abundance is ever present and an eternal gift from God?
What if we spent a full day identifying everything that is a gift, all that we did not make nor earn? Imagine a day like that and now double it and live in that state of awareness.
According to an old proverb, “If you never learn the language of gratitude, you’ll never be on speaking terms with true wellbeing & happiness.”
Let's grow our Gratitude muscle so we can expand and express as vessels of Divine Operation and Infinite Supply.