“There is the music of Heaven in all things.” ― Hildegard of Bingen
Gratitude is a practice, an action, a commitment. The noise of circumstances, people, the past, our own thoughts and stories distract and delay us. Attention, intention and focus are required to stay in the moment, in abundance, in restoration, in ease, in joy. Real optimism is hard. It requires work to not succumb to the easy answer, to the peer pressure of the noise.
Orchestrate your joy through daily gratitude. Go through the gate, cross the threshold to wide open fields of possibility and delight. Create music rather than noise. Keep the faith, anchor in hope and let gratitude do its work in you so you hear “the music of Heaven in all things.”
“The soul is the greening life force of the flesh, for the body grows and prospers through her, just as the earth becomes fruitful when it is moistened. The soul humidifies the body so it does not dry out, just like the rain which soaks into the earth.” ― Hildegarde of Bingen