I love quotes.  I collect them–really!  I have a document on my computer that is 70 pages of just quotes.  So, you can imagine the dilemma each week having to come up with a quote–because there’s so many of them!

Since it’s Thanksgiving this week here in America, I thought I’d share one on giving thanks.

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. – G.K. Chesterton 

Some observations:

If you were to continually think in thankful ways, for example, thinking:

Can you see how these instances really magnify the positive emotions behind the thought?  I love that:  “…gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”  When you begin to train your mind by making gratitude a regular practice, your whole world shifts.  You look for the good; you focus on the things that enhance your life, instead of focusing on the distractions.

I wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving.  I want to give a quick shout-out to my blogger friend Bev who recently gave birth to her first child, a baby girl!  Check out her new little bundle here:  Linkouture.  Congratulations to her–I know she’s very thankful this Thanksgiving!  I met her and several other wonderful bloggers through the SITS Girls.  I am thankful for the opportunity to be a part of that awesome group.  And I am thankful to you, dear reader, for stopping by the site!



4 Responses

  1. I love words, and I love quotes! I am really trying to focus on gratitude right now, especially because I feel like I am always in the middle of plans and projects and I forget to just be grateful for what’s right here and now. At this moment, I am grateful for my Christmas tree, which smells heavenly!

    1. There’s nothing like the smell of a freshly cut Christmas tree! It’s funny how smells can trigger a sense of gratitude (or a memory). Thank you for sharing your positive outlook!

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