Find Time to Feel Your Hunger and Your Gratitude

What does hunger have to do with time?

Well, finding time to appreciate the so-called small things is one of life’s greatest joys.  And in the hustle, bustle, and privilege of our everydays, it’s a joy that we often neglect to give ourselves.

Hunger and Gratitude

In thinking about this, the other day, I was reminded of two quotations that I love:

We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.
Cynthia Ozick

Only a stomach that rarely feels hungry scorns common things.

When making decisions and time choices in our lives, the foundational goal, for many of us, is to always be sure that the basics are well-tended to.  Food, shelter, clothing – we strive to make these “givens” – and many of us have succeeded very well at that.  We feel that we can count on those basics – and then we tend to forget about them.

What about sudden change?

Then something happens – an economic meltdown, a health problem, a natural disaster – and the life we created is in disarray and upheaval.  Perhaps we experience cold or hunger.  The comforts that we took for granted now seem like luxuries.

I find it very grounding and eye-opening to remind myself of the fragility of the life I have constructed.  This I do, not to frighten myself or create unnecessary worry, but to deepen my gratitude for each and every gift that I am receiving in my day.  From the warm room I awaken in, to the luxury of having choices for lunch, I am grateful.

Change changes everything…

When I let myself feel this, I experience my moments in a whole new way!

As you move through your everyday life, what are the “small” things that you are grateful for?  Are there ways that you can let the Attitude of Gratitude more thoroughly permeate your days?  I’d love to hear!

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  1. One of the “small” things I am grateful for is that I live in a beautiful place, with clean air, mountains and lakes. I am aware that I am very fortunate in this regard!

  2. Ellene Breedlove Davis says

    One of the things I’m most thankful for is the sun that streams into my home in the morning. Warming and brightening my soul.

  3. the most thankful thing for me is to spend time with families : )

  4. I met a man who was from an African country. Then he lived in England. Now he lives here. I asked him, with all of those varied experiences, which he preferred. Here, he said. In his homeland, he was very limited in what he could do and be. In England, there was a similar restriction. But, here! He said, Here, anyone can be anything they want to be! I am grateful that I was born HERE among other things large and small.


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