Welcome to my Wisdom Wednesday post: Gratitude

“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” Thornton Wilder





I really like this quote because Mr. Wilder uses the words: in those moments. He is saying that the only time we are truly living is in the moments that we recognize our treasures. He’s not simply telling us to be thankful for each day. He’s telling us to see the beautiful moments in each day. Daily life can be so busy we go through the motions of completing task after task without ever recognizing the miracles that are happening around us. For me, I am often looking ahead to my next goal. My mind full of things I should be doing. This always leads to frustration because the list is endless. Mr. Wilder reminds us to be present and to feel the joy that reminds us we’re alive. It’s that moment of driving in your car with the windows down on a sunny day. It’s that moment of holding a baby in your arms and seeing their glorious smile. It’s that moment of laughing uncontrollably in the company of your friends. Those are the moments that fill our hearts and make us feel grateful for life.

“Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes of which all men have some.” Charles Dickens

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