When awareness of everything you have dawns in you, how do you feel? Don't you have an extraordinary abundance to be thankful for? Gratitude is being thankful, grateful for what you have. With gratitude firmly rooted in your heart, you are humble and open and receptive and inducing your Benefactor to shower you with more gifts, physical and spiritual. And it's more than gifts! A grateful heart is a grace-full heart. A grace-full heart is one that is open, alive, and growing toward communion with its Benefactor.
Do you realize that you have been given exactly what you need just so that you may proceed with the spiritual lessons and growth that you, you alone, need to master? Yes, life can be absolutely daunting, but you can have gratitude when you realize that you have just what you need. Gratitude is the virtue that shifts our energy in order to facilitate our great growth to the next levels. Without the hankering after what we don't have, we allow ourselves to receive from God just what we need. Then we have and use just what we need to, so that we're prepared for greater gifts and gains inside.