Gratitude is a great thing. It opens our lives and hearts up to give. I adore the quote about lack of expectations. Too often we expect too much of life and those around us. We can be too hard on people, ourselves, and situation because things and people do not live up to our expectations. Continue to live with drive and purpose, but do so without expecting certain things, feelings, and responses. You will be amazed how much it opens your heart to those around you!