. . . from the talkative, tolerance from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind. I should not be ungrateful to these teachers." Kahlil Gibran
Being alive is a great gift as is learning. When we are grateful for all teachers and all life lessons we begin to see that everything is a gift, allowing us to grow and go forward. Just like waves hitting against the rocks, a carving of sorts occurs and both are needed for the re-shaping. To learn what we need to learn, often we are presented the opposite force. Gratitude for the new awareness opens our heart and sets us free.