I am often given to repeating St. Bonaventure’s wise counsel: humility is the guardian and gateway to all the other virtues…and the first evidence of it is gratitude. We can all have moments in which we are profoundly grateful, but are we grateful people? The first is a description of a moment in time, deeply remembered; the second is an intrinsic condition of who you are as a person. It is at the root of your being, it is the lens through which you see the world, and it is the mode by which you engage the world.
Here are some articles/posts I have written on topic of Gratitude. I hope you find within them a nugget of wisdom.
- A Way of LIfe
- Contagious Gratitude
- Cultivating Gratitude
- Gratitude to Happiness
- A Harvest of Gratitude
And a homily or two along the way: