With Thanksgiving only a week away, recently I've given a lot of thought to how we experience the symbols of gratitude and of value in our lives.
For example, our currency, such as a dollar bill, is a symbol of value. But it has no real value in and of itself. The only value that it has is in our agreement that it will represent the real value of our time, our service, and of our material resources.
Some people would say that it's having these things that makes us grateful. But I would contend that the opposite is true. It's only in being grateful that we ever truly receive.
Because without gratitude, we can never fully experience the true value in our lives. Without gratitude, we can never make room for more in our lives.
In that sense, gratitude is actually a creative power. Gratitude actually allows us to create even more abundance in our lives.
So it's become very important to me that I express appreciation for the many blessings in my life: my family, my friends, my fans and clients, and the opportunity to share real magic of all kinds with so many others.
No matter how we say it, in whatever language we use, there is a profound power to the simple experience of Thanks.
THANK YOU - MERCI - GRACIAS - ARIGATO - DANKE - OBRIGADO - SUKRIYA - GRAZIE - DANK JE - SAGOLUN - GO RAIBH MAITH AGAT - HVALA - BEDANKT - MOCHCHAKKERAM - GRAZZI