What will we choose to become?

If grief is never ending night then gratitude feels like being seen for the first time after perpetual darkness. It breaks the cycle of self-doubt and shame. And expands our hearts so we can begin our becoming.

Gratitude is the conscious welcoming of grace into our lives.

Gratitude is the antidote to grief. It is seeing the well of sorrows and forgetting our own. And it is the realization that we cannot allow our individual miseries to cast a shadow on all the joys we already harbor in our life.