Sunday, October 9, 2011

Attitude of Gratitude

Gratefulness is the key to a happy life that we hold in our hands, because if we are not grateful, then no matter how much we have we will not be happy — because we will always want to have something else or something more.
Brother David Steindl-Rast, Catholic Benedictine monk

Today's sermon instructed us to thank God for enough, because we are blessed with enough even though our commercialistic society bombards us with messages that we don't have enough and so we must acquire more otherwise we are not good enough. To my way of thinking, an attitude of gratitude is good for my soul. As Melody Beattie writes: “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.”

And I certainly have much to be thankful for (family and friends) . . . and I certainly have enough (turkey, potatoes, soup, and even pie) to feed us for the next week. ;-)

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
May your life be bountiful with enough!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

there was enough pie??????

I don't remember it that way.