In all things be grateful. In all creatures both great and small, be grateful. In all faces, in all places be grateful. You must be grateful for the renewal of your life and the regeneration of your soul. You must be grateful for the opportunity to see the world with new eyes. For in gratitude, you will find yourself. You will find your home, your heart, and your identity. You will find happiness, joy, and contentment. Be grateful for what you have been given, even if it is not enough for others. Be grateful for what you have lost or discarded, because without loss there can be no gain, only stagnation.
Gratitude is an expression of giving thanks. Giving thanks for all miracles, for all blessings, for all gifts given you are cause for celebration. It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of daily life and forget to take time to celebrate all of the miracles that surround us. When you are grateful, the universe responds by giving you more of what you are grateful for. There are many reasons to give thanks, and one of the most powerful is gratitude for the miracle of renewal. Renewal means the continuation of life through regeneration. It is the constant cycle of death and rebirth that gives new meaning to your lives.
In celebrating all that has come before and all that is before you, the way is made clear. Seek first gratitude for the many blessings in your life at this moment, for there is much to be thankful for. Seek first gratitude for the many blessings in your life at this moment, for there is much to be thankful for. Let go of whatever it is that you think is holding you back from your goal, and be open to new possibilities. Remember to be present in each breath and each step, letting go of what is behind you so you can embrace what lies ahead. You deserve this moment of renewal and regeneration.
In celebrating all that has come before and all that is before you, the way is made clear. Seek first gratitude for the many blessings in your life at this moment, for there is much to be thankful for. With each passing day, we have the opportunity to make a choice: do we continue down the same path, or do we choose a new one? You will learn from your mistakes and others’ mistakes as well; you will grow from every new experience; and when faced with challenges, you will rise with strength because nothing else matters except making your dreams come true. As you continue on your path, seek first gratitude for the many blessings in your life at this moment, for there is much to be thankful for.
No person, thing, no situation is predestined. There are many choices along the journey. You can never predict the outcome of your life, no matter how hard you try. But that doesn’t mean you can’t make choices that will lead to a better future for you and those around you. When you feel like you feel like your situation is hopeless, remember that there are many choices along the journey. You can choose to keep going, or you can choose to stop and rest. You can choose to get help, or you can choose to continue alone. You can choose to listen to what other people have to say about your situation—or you can choose not to.
How you choose to travel upon the path before you is your choice and your choice alone. Yes, along the way there are many encounters, many opportunities. You may not always realize how important it is for you to make these decisions until later on down the line. But when you reflect on your life, you can see how much your choices have shaped you into who you are today. You can see how your past experiences have influenced your present choices and helped us grow as an individual. You are the only one who can decide how to proceed down the path before you. There are many opportunities and encounters along the way—but ultimately, it is up to you to choose how you will react.
At times that which appears to be a distraction, is a gift of transformation of all that has come before, bringing you to what is. It’s easy to get caught up in what we think we should be doing, or how we think things should be. But sometimes, we have to let go of what we think and just be where we are. When you allow yourself to see this renewal and regeneration as a gift rather than a distraction from what is real and present at this moment, it can help you navigate whatever life throws at you. No matter how fast or slow things change, one thing remains the same: transformation is always happening.
In choosing, there is the freedom to transform all that no longer serves your highest and best good. You have the power to choose what is best for you, and in doing so, create your path forward. In choosing, there is the freedom to transform all that no longer serves your highest and best good. The past has shaped who you are today. The choices you made then led you to where you are now. You have learned from these experiences and carry them with you into the present moment. You have learned about yourself, others, and life itself.
Begin where you are; give thanks for all things, for all places, for all creatures. During your busy life, it’s easy to forget to take stock of where you are and appreciate what you have. You can become so wrapped up in your daily routines that you forget to pause and reflect on how far you’ve come, how much you’ve grown, and what an amazing journey it’s been. Give thanks for all things, for all places, for all creatures that have brought you to this moment. Start with the first step, and keep stepping forward until you have completed your journey.
Become the caterpillar; allow all that has come before to transform you into your true self, spread your wings in thanksgiving. You are not your past. You are not what has happened to you, and you are not what you’ve done. Your transformation is complete, and it’s time to spread your wings and soar into the new world that awaits you. Let go of the things that hold you back from being who you were meant to be. Let go of the things that no longer serve you or that have held you back from realizing your full potential. It might be scary at first, but it is a promise that when you do it, it will be worth it.