We can only be said to be alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
~ Thornton Wilder
To me, this quote is talking about living in gratitude. If we continue to be conscious of our treasures and that which we are grateful for then we can continue to fully live.
It’s hard sometimes to always have a grateful heart. Life gets in the way, our moods challenge our peace of mind and obstacles seem to bombard us. But so long as we are able to always count our blessings then we will find happiness. We will live full and vibrant lives.
I get in my own way sometimes, and most times, truth be told. I do let the negative drag me down at times but I strive for peace of mind. It’s impossible to always be in that positive state but we should aim to have our moments of gratitude always outweigh those moments of negativity and despair.
What about you? Are you able to always be conscious of your treasures? Do you live life in gratitude? How do you interpret this quote?