Ripples #600: Giving Thanks!
For our tribe of 27,199 busy people who share encouragement and gratitude.
Nov 22, 2010
Not what we say about our blessings,
but how we use them,
is the true measure of our thanksgiving.
-W.T. Purkiser, submitted by Janet, Milwaukee WI
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough, and more.
It turns denial into acceptance,
chaos to order, confusion to clarity.
It can turn a meal into a feast,
a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
Gratitude makes sense of our past,
brings peace for today and
creates a vision for tomorrow.
There is something even more delicious and satisfying than the feast many
of us in the U.S. will devour in a few days: the yummy taste of gratitude.
Please take a moment before the craziness sets in to tell someone who
doesn’t know that you are grateful for them.
And just in case YOU don’t know, I am deeply grateful for the many fellow
Ripplers who have shared quotes, kind words, and even recruited more Ripples
over the past 12 years.