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Excerpt from ‘Gratitude’ by David Whyte:

Gratitude is being awake in the presence of everything that lives within and without us.

To see the full miraculous essentiality of the color blue is to be grateful with no necessity for a word of thanks. To see fully, the beauty of a daughter’s face is to be fully grateful without having to seek a God to thank him.

Thanksgiving happens when our sense of presence meets all other presences. Being unappreciative means we are simply not paying attention.