“Let me, if I may, be ever welcomed to my room in winter by a glowing hearth, in summer by a vase of flowers; if I may not, let me think how nice they would be, and bury myself in my work. I do not think that the road to contentment lies in despising what we have not got. Let us acknowledge all good, all delight that the world holds, and be content without it.” George MacDonald
I was thinking about the above George MacDonald quote yesterday, and it turned into a longer piece. elephant journal has been kind enough to publish it today just in time for Thanksgiving.
Gratitude has been marketed to death as a means to an end.
If you want to be happier, live longer, be more productive at work, have better relationships, make it through a difficult season—all you have to do is be grateful. Buy a cute “gratitude journal”—even though any journal or book will actually do the trick—and start writing.