Gratitude is not only the greatest of all virtues, but the parent of all others. — Cicero.
My daughter gave me a book for Christmas titled, Thanks A Thousand, by A.J. Jacobs. The author starts with the idea of thanking everyone involved in producing his morning cup of coffee. I began the book last night am already hooked. I thought about why this morning during my meditation.
I have always thought of myself as a thankful person and am aware of its benefits. For example, I am thankful to the readers of the Pew and those who provide financial assistance on occasion, but do I go beyond the readers? How about the people who created the web site for me, or the people who created the software I use every day to publish. If I really think about it my list just for my Pew is probably longer than Jacobs coffee beans. I dedicate every one of my books to “George and his family” whose liver saved my life, but do I spend enough time being grateful to the doctors and other professionals who made my liver transplant more of a reality?
I’ll be interested to keep reading the book. I already suspect that I do not spend enough time being grateful, to my own detriment. I am hopeful as I read about Jacobs’s journey I will begin my own. If I see or hear of some interesting places I’ll send a postcard.
PS: Thank you for following The Hubbell Pew. Your kindness and support is more appreciated than this author can express. God Bless!