So much of our cultural conditioning pulls us out of the present moment, striving for an impossible ideal in the unknown future. We are lost in the (make believe) future and hope to find what we currently ‘lack’, or be happy when we finally look different physically or be joyful….if we finally achieve ‘this or that’. But that’s all wrong(!) ….and this assumes that the present is inherently ‘lacking’. Practicing Gratitude for our ‘present moment gifts’ changes everything and allows us to see all of our abundance.