“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” ~ G.K. Chesterton
There was a man who met and spent a brief moment with Happiness. She was so beautiful that he tried to hold her close so that he could always have her. As he grasped her, she slipped out of his arms and fled. He spent the rest of his life chasing her, regretting losing her. There were moments he saw glimpses of her but then she disappeared. It was only when he stopped, exhausted, and remembered with gratitude his meeting her that Happiness returned.
The secret to happiness is found within your own mind and heart. Raise your thoughts by giving thanks. Experience the joy of gratitude.
We can imagine this caterpillar being grateful for the luscious green leaf not knowing that the future will hold a transformation into a beautiful butterfly.
What is right under your nose for which you can be grateful?