It is better to be an outcast, a stranger in one’s own country, than an outcast from one’s self. It is better to see what is about to befall us and to resist than to retreat into the fantasies embraced by a nation of the blind. Chris Hedges
To most of us 'gratitude' is a polite reflex after receiving something. We get and say, "Thanks." But in a deeper, more profound way gratitude is about saying thank you even when something is taken away from you. A mind disciplined to find the good in everything will ultimately result in a living state of grace.