“The only real gratitude is that which is felt from the gift of spiritual discernment. All else is but thankfulness for things.” Joel Goldsmith
As I think about this quote my thoughts turn into words, and those words into sentences, and as they search for a way out of my head, my fingers start to jump across the keys of my computer, and a post is born.
My search for words of gratitude becomes annoying platitudes of empty words that hold no meaning. It is not in the search that the gifts are found, but in the desire that creates an attitude that takes me to a level of latitude where the gift of spiritual discernment is in view.I am grateful for the “things” of this world that give me physical comforts like my home, the clothes on my back, and the food I am able to buy. But the discerning spirit within shows me the gifts I’m grateful for that are not things of this world, but gifts that are everlasting.
I am grateful to have known what true love is.
I am grateful to have discovered that God loves me just the way I am.
I am grateful that my eyes have been opened to that which is more than the human eyes can see.
I am grateful to have had this opportunity to experience life as the gift that it is.
I am grateful for the hope, faith and love that has pulled me through the difficult times because they gave me even more insight.
I am most grateful for the understanding that my existence is not simple about being in this human body. It has always been about discovering who I really am, and that God is not separate from me, but as much a part of me as I am of Him.