Thursday, January 17, 2008

Gratitude

I'm borrowing a meme from my sister Anna. She posted this quote recently.

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.

-Melody Beattie
It's my birthday, today. I have much to be grateful for. Foremost is my wife, Jae, without whom life my would be much less fun.

I'm also grateful to my parents, who are responsible for me having a birthday, and who gave me a great start in life. My siblings are some of my best friends. I get to live in one of the most beautiful areas on Earth. I like my job. This could go on and on.

Thanks to everyone who has made it a good trip so far.

3 comments:

JimII said...

It can be down right humbling sometimes, can't it?

Jill O said...

Happy birthday, a day late! Right before I read your blog, I stole 'gratitude' from Anna. :)

Josh Gentry said...

Jim, yes it can.

Jill, thanks.

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