Ripples #704: Thanks!
For our tribe of 31,880 busy people who share encouragement and gratitude.
Be thankful for what you have;
you’ll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don’t have,
you will never, ever have enough.
-Oprah Winfrey, submitted by Sarah in Fond du Lac, WI
In the end, though, maybe we must all give up trying to pay back the people in this world who sustain our lives. In the end, maybe it’s wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices.
As some of us gather with family and friends this week, I invite ALL of us to focus more on what we LOVE than what we LACK, and notice more of what we APPRECIATE than what ANNOYS us about the people around us.
Remember that gratitude is a skill that improves with practice, it is a gift that we can easily share, and it is a tonic that enhances the wellbeing of ourselves and anyone we choose to share it with. Be generous with your gratitude, especially this week.