Grainy Gratefulness

“Gratitude opens the door to the power, the creativity, and the wisdom of the universe. You open the door through gratitude.” – Deepak Chopra

Oh how I wish this photo was taken on a better phone but I am not going to complain. If I focus all my energies on the flaws or the fact that it is not perfect, I overlook how special it actually is. When we focus on what is good rather than bad we invite peace and satisfaction into our lives.

Our human practice of complaining and self-loathing has clouded our judgement and caused us to feel entitled to “perfect”. This can cause a lot of anxiety and dissatisfaction when presented with less than perfect. Which most things and people are, including ourselves.

Okay, so it is easy for me in this situation. When memories are all you have left of a person, no matter how flawed they are you are grateful for the things and people that restore those memories….but why do only dead people’s pictures get this level of grace from flaws?

Making a practice of acceptance (things & people) regardless of flaws allows for us to experience gratefulness on a deeper level. Gratefulness begets gratefulness, which will in turn alter your perspective to a more positive focus. A positive perspective that is free of judgment and complaints will restore peace and harmony to your life.

So I am going to be grateful that I have this grainy picture, no matter how crappy the resolution is.

Re-posted from April 14, 2016 at 12:03pm

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