25/100 Days of I Believe

I believe in gratitude. I believe that gratitude is a way of seeing the world every day. I believe that gratitude has the power to shift the focus from what’s hard (because there’s plenty of hard) to what’s lovely, what’s special, what’s important.

I believe that gratitude has the power to remind us about what’s important, that gratitude can change the balance of power in our lives from criticism, cynicism, complaint, and victimization to praise, power, and freedom.

I believe that gratitude must be practiced, that even those of us who believe in its powers have to practice gratitude actively in order to appreciate its benefits, and I believe that gratitude can be learned - and recalled, and invoked - at any moment during the course of our days and our lives.

I believe that gratitude is freedom. And love. And power.