Let it be your work upon yourself to feel more and more grateful. Gratitude is the essence of prayer and is possible only when you see that everything is a gift, each breath is a gift. And what a gift! So valuable that there is no way to purchase it. It has no price.

You can’t purchase life; you can’t purchase love; you can’t purchase aesthetic sensibility; you can’t purchase creativity; you can’t purchase intelligence – but they are all given. Even before you ask for them you have been provided for. Just a little search within yourself and you come upon treasures upon treasures.