“Happiness is the fulfillment of needs.
Joy is the fulfillment of preferences.
Gratitude is the celebration of both happiness and joy.
Gratitude is not a requirement asked of you –
it is an opportunity given to you.”
Gratitude. An opportunity given. A choice to receive … or not. A choice to express … or not. None-the-less, an opportunity.
What’s so beautiful about choosing Gratitude is that it can be expressed in silence ~ in the heart and Mind. It can be expressed in writing ~ in song or any of the other arts ~ in loving acts of thanks ~ or in a simple word of appreciation face-to-face. The residue of feeling and expressing and Being in Gratitude is beyond price. You win.
When next the moment arises ~ I hope you choose to accept. Never pass up the Opportunity! It’s too precious. (And … never too late to express.)