Make The Gratitude Trade

“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” -Thornton Wilder

“Pass then through this tiny span of time in accordance with Nature, and come to your journey’s end with a good grace, just as an olive falls when it is fully ripe, praising the earth that bore it and grateful to the tree that gave it growth.” -Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” -Willie Nelson

Today and every day going forward, trade your expectation for appreciation.

Watch how much your life will change. You’ll feel better. Have more energy. Be happier. Be more generous. You’ll dramatically increase your capacity for empathy, awe and wonder. The quality of your relationships will improve. You won’t take anything for granted. You’ll feel more purposeful. Your imagination will expand. And you’ll be inspired to make great art that moves others.

Sounds like a pretty good trade to me.

P.S. – Having strong expectations in your acting is a good thing. Don’t lose those.

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