#265 Praise and Joy

Appreciation is an experience that keeps me present in the moments of my life. It’s very easy for me to drift, to have my mind far away from my body. But appreciation keeps my body and my mind in the same place and in the same time. And it feels good!
 
Gratitude is my communication with all that I appreciate. I say thanks to the tree and to the river and to my tiny home. I flash a smile of gratefulness to the Mockingbird and the Blue Jay. I gratefully inhale the scent of rain.
 
There is a lot to appreciate in every moment. Saying thank you to all that I appreciate is an act of praise, an outpouring of joy.