Thankful Thursday #9
Gratitude is on the minds of many this month, so here are a handful of thoughts from some more well-known thinkers on the subject.
Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.
–Ralph Waldo Emerson
In the end, though, maybe we must all give up trying to pay back the people in this world who sustain our lives. In the end, maybe it’s wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices.
I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.
Sometimes I need only to stand where I am to be blessed.
Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.
–William A. Ward