How can we be happier in life? By practicing gratitude for all God has given us.
In daily life we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy. ~Brother David Steindl-Rast~
I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual. How I laugh when I think of my vague indefinite riches. No run on my bank can drain it for my wealth is not possession but enjoyment. ~Henry David Thoreau~
Here are some favorite things that tweaked my gratitude meter recently . . .
God’s beautiful creation. This is the view that greets me each morning as I travel the Taconic Parkway to school. Upstate New York on the verge of summer is a sight to behold. Love the blue Catskill Mountains in the background.
Parties at the nursing home. This pic shows my sister, Mom, me, and my little niece Amelia having a great time on Mother’s Day.
Time spent with friends. I met two dear former students for coffee as they were passing through New York. Miss them . . .
Time off! I can pause in my essay-grading to enjoy an extra-long weekend break. Time to write and watch old episodes of NCIS. How fun is that?
How ’bout you? What’s brought a smile to your heart recently?