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You can still be in a state of gratitude. Under any circumstance you can make a choice to be happy and grateful. There are plenty of opportunity to have all the things you want out of life. As long as you expect it ,It won’t happen. When you just let go and surrender to the outcome is when the universe provides the journey.
Surprise wakes the brain. The action of surprise will bring on that natural state of being. You know Happiness. Most of us don’t realize it , But they can’t say that they are happy most of the time. How many people do you know that are actually in a happy state at all times? I know a few. Hand full compare to the whole world. My goal in life , (Mind you I will not take a life time to figure it out)Is to be in a natural state of being at all times.