Gratitude

Gratitude holds invisible power
It can protect your life.
Mark your borders.

The gift of thankfulness
Centres you in the present.
Banishes bitterness with a look.
And guards you against fear.

Within the circle of gratitude
It is hard to be divided.
Quietly infectious
With no insistence,
It’s kindness generates
Active wholeness.
Heals old wounds.

Gratitude defines reality.
Its perceptive presence
Opens a different way –
Of seeking and noticing.

Moving with discernment
And grounded wisdom
It calls out of hiding
The simple goodness
That is already there.