Reverse any tendency you have to make comparisons. Quit talking about what you don't have compared to what you have; stop whining about how you are doing career-wise, relationship-wise, or any other-wise in comparison to how a friend or enemy is doing. The next time you start chattering about wanting something more, better, or different, don't listen.

  • Roshi Philip Kapleau in Awakening to Zen explains a simple gesture that expresses thanksgiving.
  • Mary Gordon in Seeing Through Places models how to express gratitude for significant spaces we've enjoyed.

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