Two nights ago I was visiting with a 72 year old neighbor of mine named Gary. I asked him what his greatest blessing was. His answer was unexpected, yet profound. \”My greatest blessing is that I have always felt I had enough\” he replied. \”Even when we had very little, I\’ve never felt we were lacking\”. Wonderful! At the core of Gary\’s \”greatest blessing\” is his tendency toward gratitude and thankfulness.
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others. -Cicero
This Thanksgiving I challenge you and myself to experience the transformational effects of gratitude. Let us count our blessings, appreciate what others have done for us, and see how we are changed by them. Seeing blessings where we have overlooked them before will re-write the story of our lives without one other thing needing to improve. Then, pass it on through kind acts for others.
Have a grateful Thanksgiving week!