Happiness is not what makes us grateful. It is gratefulness that makes us happy.
A Listening Heart
Gratitude makes us feel bursting with delight, just to remember the gifts we have received. Thus we are doubly blessed when we receive something: for the gift itself and later, in recall, for the miracle of having been given it.
A thankful person is thankful under all circumstances. A complaining soul complains even in paradise.
For all that has been, thanks; to all that will be, yes.
God always provides what we need, but we must be ready to open our eyes and see it.
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