First Gratitude

First Gratitude

Blog 1631 – 03.08.2020

The key, I believe, to true wealth, heath, and happiness is not hard work, diet, and exercise but maintaining a constant attitude of gratitude. I have given this more than a little thought and have found as today’s picture quote says, in a nut shell, that what comes first is not joy but gratitude. Everything indeed comes from and because of gratitude.

“I am so glad and grateful that everything that I could ever want or need is already mine and coming to me at just the right time and in just the right way from my loving and infinite source” is to me not just some fine sounding manta that I stumbled upon, but words to live by that for me sum up not only the best way to live but the only way to live. Before I really understood that we by our thoughts, words, and deeds actually create the world around us, most of a life time believing in God and twenty years trying to believe only in Me, had given me a few clues to go on as to Who and Whose I truly was and still am and where all my blessings, my health, wealth, and happiness have always come from. That loving an infinite source providing all is the same for you and me and whether we call it He, She, We, or Me, it is One. We are the captains of our fate the authors of all we survey.

At least once daily instead of praying as I used to, I try to make a few intentions, but like a true person of faith praying I already know that every thing that I ask for believing is already mine. It is the same with intentions and when at a loss of what to intend or pray for now of days I just say, “I want it all, everything, that is coming to me, and I leave the order and timing all up to you, who know best about such things.” To paraphrase a phrase from Rudyard Kiplings famous poem, Charge of the Light Brigade:

Ours is not to reason why

Ours is not to whine & cry

Ours is not to bemoan & sigh

Nor to memorialize the past

Or look for some pie in the sky

Like a certain sandal wearing guy

Ours to trust our heart not just our eye.

The peace like a river that the song talks about, flows from within from the one heart that we all share. We all are born into this adventure to rediscover what we already knew – Whose we are and Who. Namaste Pilgrims. Someday I ought to write a book called “Who’s Who” perhaps, I, we, already are writing that book, today being but another page in the continuing never ending story.

Your friend and fellow traveler,

David White

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