Making a conscious effort to be thankful has reinforced a universal truth. It's an acknowledgement that my blessings haven't been earned through my efforts or requests. It reminds me that thankfulness by me and you and everyone who is thankful, has opened us to receiving these blessings as the gifts they actually are. It's a great big giveaway, freebie, sometimes unexpected hit the mark bonanza of wonder, specialities, and joy.
These thoughts are tempered by knowing that it's not puppies and gumdrop land here. Sweetness and light- not. For where ever there is good, the shoe does drop, landing hard and sometimes making it difficult to walk on through the rest of the day. Just saying.