- Neal Donald Walsch
Recently, I was feeling sad because I hadn’t seen my grandbaby in several weeks. I was thinking about how fast babies change and wondering what new things he might have learned since I’d last seen him. Then I saw a young Army Ranger on the news who was saying goodbye to his two young children because he was heading back for a third tour of duty in the Middle East. As I pondered how much of his kids’ childhoods that young man is missing and everything else he must go through on a daily basis, I was instantly grateful for my own life and happy that I get to see my grandbaby as often as I do. Remembering that we already enjoy all sorts of blessings that other people are praying for is a fast and powerful way to cultivate feelings of gratitude and contentment.