Imagine receiving a beautifully wrapped present. You are undoubtedly delighted, full of hopeful and curious anticipation of what's in the package. And when you open your beautifully wrapped present, and it's just the right thing, your eyes light up in joy and you break out in a big smile. Wow! You feel so grateful and fortunate. What a wonderful surprise!
What if you saw your life as a gift? A fabulous chance, a miracle, an opportunity to experience this beautiful world. Then your life couldn't possibly be drudgery, or hard, because it would be sacred and wonderful and miraculous, and full of sparkly "what ifs."
What if you saw yourself as a gift to the world and to others. In the form of who you are, how you are, how you do things in your own unique ways.
What if you saw everyone you interact with as a gift to you? In what they show you, the insights they offer you, the opportunities they bring to you, how they are and who they are through what they do in their interactions with you.
Then life becomes an endless succession of fabulous encounters and opportunities, full of meaning and magic and curiosity about what's next. What are your particular qualities that make you a gift to the world?