I lost a bunch of money playing poker the other night. I didn't even care though (and the money did sort of matter, but in the grand scheme of things it certainly won't) because I was grateful for the social environment and the ability to meet with people who enjoy playing poker!
I feel much happier now that I'm grateful for EVERYTHING, and not just the 'good' things. I realize that the universe is the way it is for a reason, which I don't necessarily know, and that the fluctuation itself is something to be grateful for.
You hit the nail on the head with this one Steve.
Originally Posted by Adam
I have actually noticed this quite a bit in my own life, with the exception of using one word.
Instead of gratitude, I use the word love.
I do the same thing too! But for the sake of the conversation I addressed it similarly to what Steve says, as diction isn't really that important (essence vs. form)