Gratitude is the knowing that you are already complete and your life is how it is supposed to be. This requires a letting go of the mind’s ideas of past and future, an awakening to the present moment, an unconditional acceptance of what is real about this moment.
To live without gratitude is to define yourself by the past or to worry about or wait for salvation in the future. If this is how you choose to live, then even if a better life situation does arrive, you will still not fully enjoy it unless you first learn gratitude.
Whatever comes in the future will bring its own set of challenges – its own reasons not to be happy. To experience the fullness, the richness, the beauty and freedom of life is to develop a wonderful relationship with the present moment. This is true success and prosperity. Regardless of what comes your way tomorrow, you have already arrived. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.