Gratitude

I think gratitude may be the most important of all human virtues. It is also one of the most under appreciated.

Only through gratitude do we learn to appreciate common things like clean water, breathable air, a full stomach, and a warm shelter on a cold day.

Only through gratitude do we understand our place in this world and avoid the pathos of greed, self-pity, and want.

Only through gratitude do we learn to appreciate the beauty that surrounds us, even the simple beauty of a blue sky, a green tree, or a red rose.

Only through gratitude do we learn the value of family, friends, and the love of others.

We are given just a handful of decades on this planet. Only through gratitude do we truly bring meaning to our short time here.

I try to remind myself of the importance of gratitude every day of the year. My hope is that you do to. Imagine a world where everyone exemplifies the virtues of gratitude each and every day!

Thanks for taking the time to stop by occasionally and to enjoy my photography. Happy Thanksgiving!

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