The Pursuit of an Attitude of Gratitude

September 29, 2014 8:33 PM

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The Pursuit of an Attitude of Gratitude

I recently had my eyes dilated for an eye exam and it made the world temporarily a very blurry place, basically like swimming open-eyed under water. Certainly interesting but not practical! Attempting to navigate my daily activities in this state of brief impairment quickly proved impossible and it made me acknowledge the significant dependency I have on my visual capabilities, glasses and all. When my vision returned back to normal I felt so grateful for all the little visual details in my life: price tags at the grocery store, my speedometer in the car, the letters in an article and so forth. All the minor things I normally take for granted suddenly gave me immense joy.

Gratitude is where it is at if you want to be happy and healthy and since I definitely want to be both, I actively pursue an attitude of gratitude. Theoretically this should be straightforward for me. In fact it should not even be a pursuit as such given that in the grand scheme of things, I am well...

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