Between Jerry sending me the book “The Gift of Thanks: The Roots and Rituals of Gratitude” and David Rose saying “wand of gratitude” I have to embrace my role as a freaky gratitude fairy. And I want a wand! Not that I think some magic dust will make everything alright. It won’t. Not that I think the right snap of my wrist dancing the wand will make something transport to the world of Harry Potter. No, I want the wand because it acts as an anchor. An object that can remind me (and others) that gratitude is part of the alchemy of connection.
Maybe I will make myself one. I have the craft supplies.
When I wave this wand of gratitude I want two things to happen:
- the gratitude I feel towards someone will be known and felt by any who witness it
- the person toward whom I direct the wand will recognize the gratitude they have
Because of these two things, we will recognize the value, tangible and intangible in what we have together and individually. And recognizing that value will make it clear how very precious it is.
I wave my wand of gratitude over you.