Today I went grocery shopping. It’s routine, nothing special.
With my shopping cart half full, and feeling quite proud of myself that I had resisted chocolate covered anything, I was suddenly struck by an overwhelming feeling – a feeling of gratitude.
Gratitude because I knew that, within reason, I could buy anything I wanted. I had a confusing variety of products before me and I could purchase any of them. You and I are some of the fortunate ones in the world who can easily take our good fortune for granted.
I feel gratitude to my parents who brought us to a country of opportunity and abundance.
I feel gratitude for being given a love of books which made education a desirable pursuit.
I feel gratitude for all the opportunities I’ve been given.
I feel gratitude for being loved.
I feel gratitude for being able to buy more food than I need.
Who would have thought that grocery shopping could be such a humbling experience?
What is on your gratitude list? Please share with us.