I know better, but I’m human and sometimes I fall into taking for granted all of the abundance and wonderful experiences coming my way. It’s easy to see good fortune as just good luck, but luck has nothing to do with it. I prefer to look at good fortune as a gift. A couple of days ago we headed to our small and friendly local hardware store that also sells trees and shrubs. Over a month ago we purchased a lot of shrubs and plants from them and a couple of them didn’t survive my care. It appears I either over or under watered two Rhododendrons. They finished flowering and then their leaves started drooping and eventually dropping to the ground. The terrifically nice man that sold them to us, and runs the landscaping department, offered to replace them at no cost. Furthermore, he gave us a free tree, and three additional shrubs, plus the two we’re replacing all for the same cost of the original Rhodos. Wow! We always enjoy ourselves there and speaking with him and his assistants, and this particular day was no exception. We packed our Toyota to the brim with the five shrubs and one small tree and happily drove home with our new plant children. But the very next day, my husband and I were lamenting that we now have six holes to dig! Later on I caught myself complaining and really hearing this ungrateful thought. Once again I realized what a wonderful gift we received and that it nicely allows us to stretch our budget. I apologized to what guides me, teaches me, and contributes so beautifully to my life. I’ve been feeling so in sync and lighthearted and everything is flowing so effortlessly. It’s no surprise that we would benefit from our visit the other day. As I enjoy more of my life, appreciate all that I have, it’s just natural that more and more of my life is enjoyable. Wonderful moments appear with greater frequency. It’s not luck. Luck truly has nothing to do with it. If I stop for a minute, remember and look around, I see there are many, many opportunities and experiences that are beautiful gifts. Including the clarity I received around this experience.