Thanksgiving’s beautiful circle: Give thanks, give back
On Thanksgiving -- the simplest, most beautiful, most profound of holidays -- we offer a few words on the concept of gratitude, straight from Tim Sanders' inspiring book Today We Are Rich:
- "The difference between a grateful person and an ungrateful person lies in perception: One sees a life of beauty; the other sees a life of lack."
- "You can be glad in the same pants you got mad in."
- "Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. Your words of appreciation can reward others and inspire onlookers."
- "If you feel fortunate, let it change you as a person. Turn this newfound energy into generosity. Gratitude will give you a desire to give back."
And here's a final thought on the subject from our own Tom Hood, who channels 14th century German theologian and philosopher Meister Eckhart:
"If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, 'Thank you,' that would suffice.”
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.