"'You pray in your distress and in your need,' Kahlil Gibran admonishes us. 'Would that you might pray also in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance.'
"If we did, we might experience more of them."
--Sarah Ban Breathnach, "Something More"
Why is it we only feel the need to pray when we are in the darkest, saddest days? When there is trouble lurking? When despair takes hold?
I've read several books in the last couple of years that have, in one way or another, suggested you wake up each morning with this simple prayer: "Thank you, thank you, thank you!"
What a way to start a day!
And today, as I woke up to sunshine streaming through the windows, a cool breeze rustling the curtains, and smell of flowers and lavender filling the patio... It was very easy to say, "thank you."
What are you saying "thank you" for today?
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