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The miracle of gratitude is that it shifts your perception to such an extent that it changes the world you see.

- Dr. Robert Holden

Lying in a heap of exhaustion after a long day, my chronic illness telling me that the day is over, I paused to have a minor hissy fit then realized that I knew this teaching. As I lay in my car I took in the dappling sunlight on the sky blue cinder block wall of the library where I'd just checked out some books. It may be in only an instant, it might be only for an instant, but it is, after all, an instant of peace.

- Me