Cicero said, “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.” The English preacher John Henry Jowett wrote, “Every virtue divorced from thankfulness is maimed and limps along the spiritual road.” According to Aesop Fables, “...gratitude is the sign of noble souls.” A dear professor of mine just acknowledged a thank-you note I sent to him and told me that “gratitude is the sign of maturity and wisdom.”
1. Forgiveness makes the forgiver feel free and light! Resentment is a burden that gets heavier with time!
I guarantee that you will remember the tale of The Wooden Bowl tomorrow, a week from now, a month from now... even a year from now.
Slowing down, being generous and fighting for peace are part of Pope Francis’ secret recipe for happiness. In an interview published in part in the Argentine weekly Viva July 27, the pope listed his Top 10 tips for bringing greater joy to one’s life:
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