Cultivate Gratitude

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.
                             —Psalm 107:1

A well-known lady was asked, “If you were promised the fulfillment of one wish, what would that wish be?” She answered, “I would wish for the ability to be grateful for all that I already have.”

I have a friend who’s a Financial Adviser. Having been in a position to observe how hundreds of people cope, he says, “Your level of wealth will always equal your level of gratitude.”

Henry Ward Beecher said, “A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.” His wife doesn’t appreciate him enough. His employer doesn’t pay him enough. His universe doesn’t value him enough. His life can be summed up in three words: “It’s not enough.”

A sense of gratitude effectively eliminates a sense of entitlement.

There is no contentment where gratitude is absent
and no discontent where gratitude is present.

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