Not sure how it happened, but instantaneously, I was gifted with life. Not sure if I was ever deserving or ever worthy, but I was gifted nonetheless. Not sure if I asked to be here, but for some reason the entire universe conspired to give me breath.
Not sure how to give proper thanks, or who exactly to thank. There are so many. I thank the trees, I thank the stars, I thank the people I meet, I thank the universe, I thank myself, I thank “God”… but I still feel thankless. The gifts never end, it is impossible to catch up.
Not sure how to give thanks for the fact that I can give thanks.
And as my eyes overflow with thankfulness, I live my life knowing that all praise is to the universe, every thanks is to the universe, everything is the universe.
I suppose loving the gift received is one way of giving thanks, so I continue to love my life with unprecedented devotion. I am extremely fortunate, extremely lucky, extremely blessed.
May all beings be happy, may all beings see good in others, may there be peace. May love, truth, and compassion be the principles that govern our lives.
May we spend a few moments today and every day – Giving Thanks. As we spend time with our families, let us remember that many are without friends. As we partake in festive meals, let us spend one moment remembering that many go without. And as we finally lay down to rest, let us spend one moment contemplating the fact that we exist.
In devotion, peace, and unending love for this moment,