Come on, get grateful!

Here’s something to think about. Are you grateful? As Thanksgiving arrives for Americans (we Canadians have already had this mindful holiday) and black Friday looms, it may be the right time to take a moment and be grateful.

“Is it really the happy people that are grateful? We all know quite a number of people who have everything that it would take to be happy, and they are not happy, because they want something else or they want more of the same.”

“By experiencing, by becoming aware that every moment is a given moment, as we say. It’s a gift. You haven’t earned it. You haven’t brought it about in any way. You have no way of assuring that there will be another moment given to you, and yet, that’s the most valuable thing that can ever be given to us, this moment, with all the opportunity that it contains. If we didn’t have this present moment, we wouldn’t have any opportunity to do anything or experience anything, and this moment is a gift.”

David Steindl-Rast: Want to be happy? Be grateful.

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