How many times have you experienced challenging days, and come out stronger and wiser because of them? How many times have you surrendered to judgment and anger, and eventually found forgiveness and compassion where you once thought there was none to give? Wouldn’t you be grateful for someone or something that made you a stronger and wiser person? Wouldn’t you want to thank those who helped you find forgiveness and compassion in areas of your life where you once believed that there was none to offer? If you can be grateful for all of the above after the fact, why not start trusting that gratitude can be the appropriate response to the now — to each and every moment? When appreciation becomes your response to the now, then you are experiencing the moment as you were meant to.
Today, let us practice seeing the present moment as God’s eternal gift to us. When the ego is masking this understanding, we cannot see the now as the gift that it is. Then we experience such things as judgment, frustration, stress, anger, resentment, hate and revenge. Today, let us drop the ego’s mask and appreciate the gifts that the present moment is offering us. When we see the present moment as the gift that it is, our response to it is gratitude. Gratitude, peace of mind, joy, forgiveness, compassion and understanding are all signs that we are seeing the now as it was created for us to experience. Today, let us practice viewing the now through God’s eyes. Let us do so until gratitude becomes our response to each and every moment, and to each and every being.
All glory to God.
Peace, Health, Happiness, Love, Laughter, and Light.
James Blanchard Cisneros
Author of the book “You Have Chosen to Remember”
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