"We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures."
- Thornton Wilder
Continuing with our week of Thanksgiving thoughts on gratitude, this quote by Wilder really says so much. How often do we go through our days, and never think of our "treasures"? We take our health for granted, we take our friends and family for granted, our talents, our jobs, our homes.......no wonder there are so many of us just going through the motion of living.
To be alive, to feel the emotions of love and joy and even sadness, we have to be grateful ( or conscious) of all that we have and have had. If we have one person in our life that loves us, we are wealthy.....if we have our health, we have treasures beyond measure.
Take a moment tonight, promise yourself to take a moment every day, and think of the treasures in your heart.....allow yourself to feel alive......allow yourself to feel gratitude. You are richer than you ever dreamed possible, you just have to look within, be conscious of all that you have.