Thursday, November 25, 2010

On Gratitude

A quiet house and a clear, very cold day. The sun is shining and I after my rosary I read my email and begin thinking of coffee and waffles for the many sleeping heads under our roof. As the years pass the holidays are at once more difficult and more meaningful... life never get simpler, and yet Love is increasingly easier to be found I collected a few quotes that speak to my heart this early morning.

To all of my readers, near and far, I wish a blessed day and the joy that comes from being thankful to God in all things!

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.
— Aesop (620-550 BC), Androcles

Gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.
— G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936)

Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.
— Jacques Maritain (1882-1973), Reflections on America (1948), Ch. 17

Charity never humiliated him who profited from it,
nor ever bound him by the chains of gratitude,
since it was not to him but to God that the gift was made.
— Antoine de Saint-ExupĂ©ry (1900-1944)

The best way to show my gratitude to God is
to accept everything, even my sorrows, with joy.
— Mother Teresa (1910-1997)

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