From gratitude

For my fellow sojourners in this season of uncertainty…

In these difficult times, truly seek gratitude. Seek to continuously come from a place of gratitude.

I thought it might be helpful to share quotes to encourage you to “radically embrace gratitude in your story”. I pray they are helpful to you.

noun: gratitude
the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Gratitude, therefore, takes nothing for granted, is never unresponsive, is constantly awakening to new wonder and to praise of the goodness of God. For the grateful person knows God is good, not by hearsay but by experience. And that is what makes all the difference.”

– Thomas Merton

“It is so critical in this time to stay grateful…. radically embrace gratitude in your story! Whatever is going on in your life, the list can be all the things that have not happened, all the things you are not dealing with right now… Perspective is everything, we know that… [Think about] a lump. Whether it’s a lump in your oatmeal, a lump in your throat or a lump in your breast, all three of those lumps have very different meanings. Know what kind of lump it is and wake up to that… embracing that reality is so important, with the gratitude around what isn’t is in our story being equally important.”

– Katherine Wolf

“It’s a funny thing about life, once you begin to take note of the things you are grateful for, you begin to lose sight of the things that you lack.

– Germany Kent

“But thanks be to God, who leads us as captives in Christ’s triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere.”

– 2 Corinthians 2:14

“Got no checkbooks, got no banks. Still I’d like to express my thanks – I’ve got the sun in the mornin’ and the moon at night.”

– Irving Berlin