Authentic gratitude is where freedom and destiny meet, because gratitude is the divine doorway to the fulfillment of destiny. When you consciously choose to express thanksgiving, it sets into motion to manifest your destiny of wholeness. Gratitude generates enthusiasm: the fuel on the spiritual path that propels us Godward. ‘Enthusiasm’ comes from the Greek word entheos, which means ‘to be in God.’
Today, enthusiastically leap into gratitude for no other reason than that you are alive. Celebrate your existence as an individualized expression of God! Authentic gratitude is a way of life. When you wake up in the morning, let your first thought be one of thanksgiving for having another day to walk in the love of God. As you go through your day, see the Giver behind all the gifts freely being given to you. As events present themselves in your experience, train your mind to be in gratitude—independent of judging them as desirable or undesirable, remaining nonattached. Then, at night, train your last thought before sleep to be one of thanksgiving for the miracle of knowing God, Whose pleasure it is to give you the Kingdom.