“The grateful heart sits at a continuous feast.” (Proverbs 15:15)
This proverb suggests that abundance is largely an internal matter of the heart. For me, abundance is an attitude of gratitude. It is cultivated, over time, by thousands of conscious choices to see beauty and goodness.
Hard-wired, our survival consciousness focuses on what’s missing, what’s wrong, what’s dangerous.
The habit of gratitude doesn’t make us oblivious to what’s negative in life, but it does create a balance, in which negative stories are less automatic, less dominant, less likely to run amok. Our hearts learn to hold gratitude and grief at the same time.
With practice, the gratitude attitude assumes more leadership in our lives. Our hearts soften and expand. Abundance consciousness thrives – prompting us to receive freely and give generously. We feast. The inner economy booms.
Gratefulness naturally leads to great fullness.
Happy Thanksgiving – and great fullness – to each of you!