Nature. Beauty. Gratitude.

You think this is just another day in your life. It’s not just another day. It’s the one day that is given to you today. It’s given to you, it’s a gift. It’s the only gift that you have right now and the only appropriate response is gratefulness. 

If you do nothing else but to cultivate that response to the great gift of this unique day. If you learn to respond as if it were the first day and the very last day, then you would’ve spent this day very well.

Start by opening your eyes and be surprised that you have eyes you can open. That incredible array of colors that is constantly offered to us for pure enjoyment. Look at the sky. We think of weather as good or bad, there’s so much more to the uniqueness of this day. 

Look at the faces of people who we meet, each one has an incredible story behind their face, a story you could never fully fathom, not only their own story but the story of their ancestors. 

n this present moment, on this day, all the people you meet, all that life from generations, so many places all over the word froze together and meet you here, like a life giving water if you only open your heart and drink. 

Nature. Beauty. Gratitude.

— Louie Schwartzberg, TEDTalk