Last evening I heard words that belong in the canon: ”I am grateful.”
Actually those words are in the canon, in the Psalms and elsewhere. How good to hear them afresh in this day.
In my memory are the audible daily prayers of my father and mother in which they spoke their thanks to God. Hymns of gratitude are among my favorites. A friend of mine says that he and his wife end the day by telling each other what they are grateful for. Perhaps the audible pronouncement of one’s gratitude makes the sentiment all the more powerful.
In the current research reports concerning happiness, a finding indicates that gratitude, far more than money, contributes to personal happiness. I suppose that an influx of money is channeled toward self-gratification. True gratefulness encompasses so much more.
Shall we together resolve to find three occasions today when we can say out loud “I an grateful.”