Without reflection, thanksgiving can never exist. In the midst of going from point A to point B, from point B to another point then to the next point, thankfulness is lost. We are discontented because we are so consumed by our to-do lists that we forget to pause and reflect. We miss things.
So I started thinking about the smaller dreams: not the life-altering revolution that captivated my attention for years, but smaller gifts that I had taken for granted. And when I got into the habit of living in the gratitude of these small gifts, I freely lived in the deepest contentment.