A new source of fuel

It is easy, for me at least, to get pessimistic about things when energy costs along with other daily costs are rising (especially since I've been laid off). But the fuel that drives our lives is not gasoline, it's attitude. We cannot control gas prices individually, but we can control our attitudes. By taking time through the day to engage in the practice of gratitude we can put a high-quality fuel in our brains, and change the way we behave and feel. We can also establish a strong and happy link with God by practicing gratitude.

Eternal Spirit, today remind me to be grateful for the many blessings I have; do not let me overlook even the simple things. The little birds on the deck pecking at bird feed, the flowers bursting through the hot soil, the presence of the tall green guardians of different sizes, shapes and leaves-all reminders of You.

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