When we push aside distractions, allow our hearts to rest in the grace of silence, and fill our minds with memories of God’s goodness to us in the past, gratitude rises from deep within.
We remember that God embraces us in strong-tender love.
We acknowledge that, even though time speeds by, nothing truly significant about us and about life gets lost: faith, hope, and love endure forever.
We trust that God is ceaselessly and generously giving us everything we need to live the lives God calls us to live.
So, I think Meister Eckhart was right to claim: “If the only prayer you ever say in your whole life is ‘thank you,’ that would suffice.”