I read an article on gratitude in the face of the suffering in the world. A portion of the article was talking about the action of gratitude. It said that once we acknowledge and appreciate something that we are grateful for, we can make it matter by sharing it. The article had the example of being grateful for a healthy body, we can share by using our body to get things done, to help others.
I believe that recognizing the things I am grateful for helps me. And when I help myself, I can have a different impact on the world around me and that impact can have a ripple effect.
What would it take for all of us to be a bigger ripple of gratitude and joy in our lives?