YES! We are grateful.

All that I am, all that I see, all that I’ve been or will ever be, is a blessing, so amazing, and I’m grateful for it all, for it all . . .

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No one who achieves success does so without the help of others.
The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.

— Alfred North Whitehead

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.

— Aesop

You cannot do a kindness too soon, because you never know

how soon it will be too late.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.

Jacques Maritain (1882 – 1973)

Gratitude is the moral memory of mankind.

Georg Simmel (1858-1918)

I like to walk alone on country paths,
rice plants and wild grasses on both sides,
putting each foot down on the earth
in mindfulness, knowing
that I walk on the wondrous earth.
In such moments, existence is a miraculous
and mysterious reality.

People usually consider walking on water
or in thin air a miracle.
But I think the real miracle
is not to walk either on water or in thin air,
but to walk on earth.
Every day we are engaged in a miracle
which we don’t even recognize:
a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves,
the black, curious eyes of a child–
our own two eyes.
All is a miracle.

— Thich Nhat Hanh, “Miracle of Mindfulness”

People, even more than things,

have to be restored, renewed, revived,

reclaimed, and redeemed;

never throw out anyone.

— Audrey Hepburn

Let us be kinder to one another.

— Aldous Huxley, on his deathbed

About Ann Kreilkamp

PhD Philosophy, 1972. Rogue philosopher ever since.
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