"Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving." —Khalil Gibran
Today in our meditation we will experience one of the most luscious qualities of spirit: the fullness of gratitude.
When our attention is focused on the blessings in our lives, we feel connected to everything in the universe. We experience our wholeness and oneness with all creation. When our heart is filled with gratitude, we arrive fully in the present moment, letting go of our regrets about the past and concerns for the future. In this state of pure appreciation, we radiate the light of love to everyone we meet.
Our centering thought for today is:
I nurture my relationships with attention and appreciation.
Today make a list of five people who have had a profound impact on your life. Choose one person and write a thank-you letter expressing gratitude for all the gifts you’ve received from him or her. If possible, deliver your gratitude letter in person—or mail it. Often the people in our lives have no idea how much help, comfort, and inspiration they have given us, and this is a wonderful opportunity to share the love in our hearts.
(This meditation was apart of Deepak Chopra and Oprah's 21 Day Online Meditation Retreat, for more of these, click the "Meditation" label)