Well it is thanks to these gratitude practices that I am able to stand in front of people and love them regardless of what some would perceive as a lack of loyalty, let alone friendship or family ties.
It is how I am able to continue to love in the face of inconsideration to the point of tears. Or mean-spirited-NESS that is not only unnecessary but not equal to the love that is given to them.
It is how I truly am able to stand in love and forgiveness regardless of what is happening. It is how I keep peace. It is how I can write this and not let it break my heart. Truly I only share to lead by example. Otherwise I would not even talk about it. Because I have gratitude in my life, my cup is full and I have peace! And love!
It is my joy keeper! My sanity keeper! It is what keeps me connected to my creator and to openly and in a clear eyed way know why I am here and what I need to do.
This is what practicing gratitude has done and does for me!