Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Gratitude

He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.
-Epictetus

I feel a very unusual sensation - if it is not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude.
-Benjamin Disraeli


"Yes, Chief, they're homemade." For more on the First Thanksgiving:
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/people-places/pilgrimsprogress.html?c=y&page=1

Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.
-W.T. Purkiser

After sleeping through a hundred million centuries we have finally opened our eyes on a sumptuous planet, sparkling with color, bountiful with life. Within decades we must close our eyes again. Isn’t it a noble, an enlightened way of spending our brief time in the sun, to work at understanding the universe and how we have come to wake up in it? This is how I answer when I am asked—as I am surprisingly often—why I bother to get up in the mornings.
-Richard Dawkins

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