“The more thankful you are, the more positive you are.”
Shaykh Taner Ansari
What does that really mean? To be thankful or to appreciate means to truly understand something, someone, a situation, etc. As I contemplate this, I see this as meaning to make an effort to step outside of my own beliefs and ideas about who so and so is, or what the outcome of a situation may be and this may enable me to understand other view points. In doing so, what happens to my perspective? It broadens. The mind becomes open and with this, so does the heart. Where does negativity go? It dissipates and becomes positive energy.