Posted by Alece Ronzino on May 15, 2013 · 12 Comments
Love the thought. thank you for the reminder.
I think gratitude turns our attitude towards what it should be. I have found a person who is not grateful turn towards bitterness and become depressed easily. I think gratitude turns our heart from inward looking to outward giving. It helps to beat down selfishness and a sense of entitlement.
Two quotes I found on gratitude that I like are. The first expresses your idea as well:
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. — Melody Beattie
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others. — Marcus Tullius Cicero
GREAT quotes, Mark!
have you read “One Thousand Gifts”? i’m reading it right now and it’s changing me. to sum up her thoughts (at least, up to where i’m at in the book) and combine them with your statement here: gratitude turns us to God and unleashes His joy in our hearts…which is more than enough!
“gratitude turns us to God and unleashes His joy in our hearts…which is more than enough!” love that!
Love this…enough said.
It has to go beyond that.
God said to Abraham (Abram), I am your shield and exceedingly great reward. Abraham’s response? Lord what will You give me seeing as I go childless and one born in my house… is my heir?
And Hannah… her husband… Am I not better to you than ten sons?
Did they disregard the comfort given? Disdain it like the children of Israel did the manna having it day after day after day… Were they ungrateful for what they did have?
Huh-uh… disciples, five loaves, two fish… what is that among so many? Jesus gave thanks, why? Did He see passed the supply to the supplier? Like Abraham did: Gen 15:6? Hannah did after receiving the blessing/assurance from Eli?
“…be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
Anyway… what I’m thinking… :-)
… and reminds us of that it is often more than enough. Wonderful quote. Thank you.
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