We have so many pursuits, dreams, aspirations and goals in life, all of which are important and essential. A lot of times, the outcome or the object we are pursuing or striving for has to do with material things, whether it be a bigger home, a bigger paycheck, or a trip to somewhere glorious. These are all nice, attainable goals. Somewhere along the journey toward acquiring them, we seem to grow and develop into a stronger, better person, learning as we go. 

While these tangible outcomes are great, today I want to reflect on the things that we can’t buy or put a price tag on. The things in life that many of us seem to take for granted most often are the best things in life. 

My heart is full of gratitude for my family and friends. They are so amazing, and I am very blessed to have them in my life. Also my health, my talents, my ambitions, my desires, my faith, my mind, and my body are all things that I can not buy with money but that I and so many of us sometimes take for granted or even wish them away. We have all been blessed with so many things that money can’t buy. We can never repay what we’ve been given. However, we can have gratitude! The miracle of gratitude is that the more sincerely grateful we are, the more blessings we receive. It’s an amazing realization and my heart is full.

I challenge you to reflect on what you are grateful for everyday, and as you do so, think about why are you grateful for those things. Write them down to etch them even deeper into your heart. Actively practice an attitude of gratitude every day, and watch the miracles happen. If you try the challenge, let me know how it goes for you!

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