We think that people are grateful because they are happy. But is this true? Look closely, and you will find that people are happy because they are grateful. When we are thankful for whatever is given to us, no matter how difficult, no matter how uninvited it may be, the thankfulness itself makes us happy.

Brother David Steindl-Rast in Music of Silence: A Sacred Journey through the Hours of the Day by David Steindl-Rast, Sharon Lebell


To Practice This Thought:
Identify what stops you from being grateful for everything that comes your way.


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