There is not a more pleasing exercise

There is not a more pleasing exercise of the mind than gratitude.  It is accompanied with such an inward satisfaction that the duty is sufficiently rewarded by the performance.  ~Joseph AddisonQSO

You say grace before meals all right

You say grace before meals.  All right.  But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing and grace before I dip the pen in the ink.  ~G.K. Chesterton

Wherever i have knocked a door has

In my development as a human being and as a writer I have been, it seems to me, extremely blessed, even while complaining.Wherever I have knocked, a door has opened.  Wherever I have wandered, a path has appeared.I have been helped, supported, encouraged, and nurtured by people of all races, creeds, colors, and dreams; and I have, to the best of my ability, returned help, support, encouragement, and nurture.  ~Alice Walker, In Search of Our Mothers’ Gardens (Acknowledgments)TPV

We can only be said to alive

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.  ~Thornton WilderCUL

The world has enough beautiful mountains and

The world has enough beautiful mountains and meadows, spectacular skies and serene lakes.  It has enough lush forests, flowered fields and sandy beaches.  It has plenty of stars and the promise of a new sunrise and sunset every day.  What the world needs more of is people to appreciate and enjoy it.  ~Michael Josephson, whatwillmatter.com

When we were children grateful to those

When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time.  Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?  ~G.K. Chesterton

As each day comes to us refreshed

As each day comes to us refreshed and anew, so does my gratitude renew itself daily.  The breaking of the sun over the horizon is my grateful heart dawning upon a blessed world.  ~Terri Guillemets