As we begin a season of conscious gratitude, let's revisit how we think about asking, receiving, and giving thanks. Are we still "asking" God to grant our wishes, like a cosmic genie in a bottle? Do we only give thanks when "the good stuff" happens? Affirmative prayer would have us KNOWING the bounty of the universe; our prayers align us with receptivity. Gratitude is a state of mind that can live in us constantly, especially when we are having difficulty in our lives. Let's take the next step during this month to ALIGN and GIVE THANKS as often as we can.