Gratitude goes a Long Way

It’s been a while since we have talked about gratitude. It’s easy to forget how much we have to be thankful for. Let’s discuss.

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About the Topic:

Gratitude orients our thoughts toward reality

3 things from Fr. Romano Guardini – the Catholic Thing

• You can only express gratitude toward another person

• Gratitude can only be had in the realm of freedom

• We do not thank the sun for rising (not a person and the sun doesn’t have freedom)

• We do not give thanks for something to which we have a rightful claim

• Gratitude vs politeness

• Gratitude can also be polluted by the giver

• Giving out of a sense of superiority, power, or indifference does not merit the same level of gratitude

Remember the past with gratitude.  Live the present with enthusiasm.  Look forward to the future with confidence.” – St. John Paul II

Would that I could exhaust myself in acts of thanksgiving and gratitude towards this Divine Heart, for the great favor He shows us.” – St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

Get used to lifting your heart to God, in acts of thanksgiving, many times a day. Because he gives you this and that. Because you have been despised. Because you haven’t what you need or because you have. Thank him for everything, because everything is good.” – St. Josemaria Escriva

Gratitude is the memory of the heart.” – Saint Mary Euphrasia


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