My mind became more open, I made the investment to place myself in an environment that was bigger than anything I had ever known -- my eyes saw things that I couldn't believe -- my problems became smaller because my world got larger, and more magical.
For those of you who get annual physicals, check out with your physician whether this is a necessary checkup. You may be pleasantly surprised that you can forego this routine ritual and see that your kids do it, instead.
When it comes to living in a body and really experiencing the world through our remarkable five senses, attention and appreciation are one and the same. Our attention is the rare and purest form of gratitude that happens in us when we stop and use our senses fully.