… but I am not so sure about living that life! Alas, one doesn’t come without the other. Anyway, do visit this site, the work is awesome to the devine degree of awesomness, and humane to the last photo-grane. And please, read the “about” page!

The topic of the present time is the gratefulness or thankfulness, which is a better consept when described as appreciation. I am not even sure if the two can be described as one stricktly speeking, but they ARE confused quite often anyway. The appreciation is probably closer to a wonder at the way the things turned out to be so good, or the wonder at the skill and goodness of the people having done something amazing, kind, devine, skillful, inspired… While in the words “gratefilnes” or “thankfulnes” there is a bit of a slave, a poor relative, something of deficiency. A bit of something we could do without.

Here is a story on BBC website to illustrate this appreciation of life’s little wonders…

A simple truth about appreciation was revealed to me recently – that it is equal to happiness. Or perhaps one can say, it is one of the sides of happiness, or one of the ways to it. So many things we have, which we do not cherish. Somehow being critical, demanding is often viewed as a virtue, a sign of sofistication and discernment. That it might be, but it also takes us even further away from happiness, kindness, child-like-ness. Away from health and down the road of Ego…

Poking about in the dark corners of my own Ego, I try to figure where this ansavoury self- and others-critic comes from, and come to a coclusion, that I view it as the ultimate quality-control device, whitout which I’ll be on a slippery-sliding slope to the gatters. Is it really so? Is it really so?.. A doubt is seeded. Perhaps I’ll soon be free. I’ll be free!