Thanks and Gratitude
Courage, kindness, generosity – so many virtues so little time. For the most part, I don’t really trouble myself trying to master the language of saints. I start each day with an attitude of gratitude and pray for the best outcome. I figure it’s enough to grapple with this stuff on a need-to-know basis. I’m easily overwhelmed and not inclined to bite off more than I can chew. (Unless it’s dipped in dark chocolate.)
Gratitude is the grande overture, a perfect prelude to all the goodness life has to offer.
If we begin with thanks, things are looking up from the git. Tomorrow is our country’s national day of thanks. The ritual of Thanksgiving Day began in 1621 when a group of pilgrims served a fancy feast to the Wampanoag Native American Tribe. It was the least these white-folks could do for the New World angels who had graciously taught them the mad skills they would need to survive here.
To this day the fruit of that first grateful exchange are alive and well. A sweet thank you goes a long way.
Gratitude never dies. It lives on in the heart of every virtue we hold dear.
Thanks and gratitude.
Auspicious beginnings for a Higher Good. Happy Thanksgiving my darlings.
Have a sweet one!