Nov 21 2012
SOUND BITES: Something to chew on that is good for the soul™: THE DISCIPLINE OF GRATITUDE
Gratitude goes beyond the "mine" and the "thine" and claims the truth that all of life is a pure gift. In the past I always thought of gratitude as a spontaneous response to the awareness of gifts received, but now I realize that gratitude can also be lived as a discipline. The discipline of gratitude is the explicit effort to acknowledge that all I am and have is given to me as a gift of love, a gift celebrated with joy.
-- Henri J. Nouwen
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