Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend (Melody Beattie).
What do you notice about the above quote?
As I read it during our office meeting for a devotional, it occurred to me that gratitude turns a meal into a feast, a house into a home, and a stranger into a friend.
The meal, the house, and the stranger did not change. The way the person is looking at them has changed.
Do you know people who are always experiencing problems? Who only have complaints to share? Who never seem to have a good day?
And do you know people who don’t complain, who have lots of good days?
Could it be that they are looking at their lives differently? And could the way we look at the world change our experience of it?
Gratitude. It’s not magic, but it is transformational.