Today, I am grateful for this quotation from Thomas Jefferson: "It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquility and occupation which give happiness." I found it on the Happy News website this morning.
Today, I am grateful for a lovely church service yesterday. The Scripture for the day included one of my favorite (and one of the scariest) passages in the Bible, from the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew: "Judge not.... For with the judgment you pronounce you shall be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get." Kinda makes you want to be nice in your judgment and generous in your measure, now, doesn't it?
Today, I am grateful for health. So many people are sick right now!
Today, I am grateful for the Daisies of this world who spread love and joy wherever they go. I've seen people with sour expressions catch a sight of our Daisy on her walks, and I've watched a smile take over their faces. It's impossible to be unhappy in the presence of a Daisy.
Of course, even Daisies get tired sometimes, and still they make us smile with their unself-conscious, graceless lounging.
What are YOU grateful for today?