I’m going to keep tonight’s post pretty short–in part because I’m feeling just a bit too “in process” right now to formulate my thoughts… and in part because I am just a little bit too tired on a Monday evening.
But today, I’ve been reflecting on something my wife pointed out to me yesterday: I have a hard time accepting gifts. I’m not sure where that comes from, really, but it’s true. And ironically, my life is an abundance of gifts. Right now, for instance, is a kind of gift.
Normally, when I think about “acceptance,” I’m focusing on a different flavor–something more like: “accepting the things I cannot change.” But it strikes me as equally important that I learn to acknowledge and accept all the gifts that I have, and all the good fortune I have received, and continue to receive, each and every day.
Ultimately, I guess I’m talking about gratitude. It’s as simple as that.