Thursday, November 25, 2010
Gratitude -- a "Perfect" Thought for the Day
Happy Thanksgiving to all! Gratitude is such a liberating power in our lives -- I hope we can all take time today, whatever our circumstances, to thank God for the multitude of blessings he gives us each day.
I am thankful for this life, with all it's challenges, happinesses, and heartaches. I'm grateful for each experience, because I know that they are all gifts from God to help me become the person He sees in me. Because in the end, this life is not about what we have or what we've done, but about what we have become.
P.S. Here are a few more thoughts for the day that I really like:
Gratitude is an art of painting an adversity into a lovely picture. ~Kak Sri
If you have lived, take thankfully the past. ~John Dryden
The unthankful heart... discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings! ~Henry Ward Beecher
Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. ~William Arthur Ward