How many times have we experienced challenging days, only to come out stronger and wiser because of them? How many times have we surrendered to judgment and anger, only to finally find forgiveness and compassion where we once thought there was none to give? Would you not be grateful for someone or something that would make you a stronger and wiser person? Would you not want to thank those who helped you find forgiveness and compassion in areas in 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 seeing it as it was meant for you to experience it.
Today, let us practice seeing the present moment as God’s eternal gift to us. It is only when the ego is masking this understanding, that we can not see the now as the gift that it is. It is only then when such things as judgment, frustration, stress, anger, resentment, hate and revenge, can be experienced. Today, let us drop the ego’s mask and appreciate the gifts that the present moment is trying to offer us. When we see the present moment as the gift that it is, our response to it will be gratitude. Gratitude, peace of mind, joy, forgiveness, compassion and understanding are all symbols that we are seeing the now as it was create for us to see. Today, let us practice seeing the now through God’s eyes. Let us do us until gratitude becomes our response to each and every moment, and to each and every one.
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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