Parent Of All Virtues

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!

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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