I know a man who went from fearing everything to fearing nothing. He tells me that his senses have sharpened, that he sees and hears with more acuity and that food tastes better.
An attitude of gratitude releases opportunity. Gratitude recognizes surplus. It pours itself out.
Gratitude is not gratitude for this, that or the other other thing. Gratitude is gratitude for everything.
The work that I do is secondary; how I do it is primary.
Pain can be joy for this reason: It takes attention from the mind and directs it straight into the body. Attention to the body thrills the body. There is no right time or wrong time for this to happen. Sometimes, just before death, the thrill-of-it-all will take us out of our bed, walk us over to the table and say, “What’s for supper?”