I have a sign on the wall across from my bed that I see upon arising each day. It simply states “Start each day with a grateful heart”. When I remember to give thanks for the very first breath I take when I awaken, then I know am on the right track to having a love filled day. We have entered the month of November and so my thoughts turn towards Thanksgiving and all that I have to be grateful for. I used to pray for situations to be different, circumstances or relationships to be better or material things to come into my life. Now my prayers have changed and they are more humble and sincere. A friend named Jim shared with me a prayer that taught me more about how to pray. Here it is: “Thank you universe for all that I have, for all that has been taken away and all that I am left with.” This simple prayer reminds me that there is a greater plan that is working out in my life and in the lives of others. Learning to bow in gratitude to what life brings, offers me the opportunity to find the gift among the pain, loss and change that is an inevitable part of life. I remember to give thanks even when I don’t always get what I want and when I want it. I learn to trust the infinite wisdom of the universe that loves me and you. Happy Thanksgiving. May your life be blessed.