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May the world be kind to you, and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself. - Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving: A Day of Gratitude

The struggle ends when the gratitude begins. - Neale Donald Walsch 

  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 

  We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. - Thornton Wilder 

 Today, Thanksgiving Day in the United States, make a list -- a very long list -- of everything you have for which to be grateful. My own gratitude list begins with health, family, friends, and the beauty around me - from the butterflies and rainbows, to the dolphins, to the birds, to the works produced by the human hand. This year, I am especially grateful for the scientific progress that lets us live far longer and healthier lives than our forefathers. Half of the Pilgrims who arrived at Plymouth Rock died of starvation their first winter in America. Starvation, sickness, pain, and early death were the way of life throughout the world in those days. I am very grateful for modern medicine - the pain-free surgeries, antibiotics, and other life-saving drugs that let us live far longer and in far greater comfort than our ancestors.

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