Daily Archives: November 24, 2011

gratitude

Yesterday I was lamenting what is lost.  Today that sadness may still linger, but I appreciate the time and space devoted to the gift of gratitude.  I’m thankful for so many things, and thankful that I am able to name them and speak to them on a daily basis here.  Thank you for sharing a bit of this space as well.
I’ll leave you with my favorite words on gratitude, as shared each year in E’s school:
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
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.