Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Gratitude Works

Relating to kindness:
I am so grateful for love that expects nothing in return:
          A baby’s diaper is changed time and again,
          Nurses cool the fever of a sick person,
          A few dollars are given to a beggar on the street,
          And people are seen through the eyes of compassion.

Relating to happiness:
I am so grateful for honoring the “child in me.”
          Eating all the brownies my heart desires,
          Or teasing a kitten with a ball of string,
          Smiling at puppies through the window of a pet store,
          And having a fit of giggles over something silly.

Excerpted from Gratitude Works, Open Your Heart to Love
by Katherine Scherer & Eileen Bodoh.

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