Happiness is not what makes us grateful. It is gratefulness that makes us happy.–David Steindl-Rast

Count your blessings and make your blessings count! That’s an old adage and similar to this quote from Brother David Steidl-Rast. Often times as I leave the house on my way to work I ask God for a grateful heart this day. I find that as long as I’m grateful it’s difficult to wallow in self-pity, discouragement and frustration. Developing the attitude that I’m surrounded by God’s love because God made the world and everything in it has been helpful in developing a perspective that brims with gratitude. Dominus vobiscum.

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