A simple watermelon is an absolute marvel. When eaten, it will become part of my body and serve my action in this life. If you were to eat the very same melon, it would transform into your cells. Marvelous. Simply marvelous.
To be able to take such a thing as food for granted is a disorder only a small percentage of the population can afford to willingly poison themselves with. Food is magical. With just a single by of an apple, we elicit thousands upon thousands of chemical responses within the body. Without food, our bodies perish. Without water, our bodies wither. Without clean air, we suffocate. So, can we call these things common? Yes, and we can also recognize that common is magical. Common is special. The things that are common to us all are the things that are essential for us to live.
If you are reading this, then most likely all of the pain you experience today will be self-generated. You have food, water, air, and a whole cluster of superfluous amenities. When we are feeling sad, are we feeling grateful? If we are angry, are we feeling grateful? When we are depressed, are we thinking about all we do not have, or all that we do?
When we are grateful, can we feel anything but positive emotions?
Gratitude; it’s a simple practice which bears marvelous fruits.