Sunday, January 17, 2010

~On Gratitude~

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. ~Melody Beattie

Thou that has given so much to me,Give one thing more–a grateful heart;Not thankful when it pleaseth me, As if thy blessings had spare days;But such a heart, whose pulse may be Thy praise. ~George Herbert

Gratefulness is the key to a happy life that we hold in our hands, because if we are not grateful, then no matter how much we have we will not be happy — because we will always want to have something else or something more. ~Brother David Steindl-Rast

Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty. ~ Doris Day

...I like this topic- but let the above be digested and I'll post some more tomorrow! Pleasant thoughts should be ruminated, not scarfed!