Each month we announce a new word and list 5 quotes and a poem that adequately conveys that word. The word itself is designed to inspire us and be a reflection of what we are hoping to achieve.
Why Gratitude ?
With christmas almost upon us and a new year looming, what better time is there to be grateful for all the year has given us? Grateful for the love of our families, for another year over and a new one just to come. We wish you all a Magical Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Our Top 5 Quotes:
Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
– William Arthur Ward
Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. – Marcel Proust
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them. – John F. Kennedy
Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses. – Alphonse Karr, A Tour Round My Garden (1856)
Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude. – A.A. Milne
Poem of the Month:
Dare to Be
When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully.
When there is darkness, dare to be the first to shine a light.
When there is injustice, dare to be the first to condemn it.
When something seems difficult, dare to do it anyway.
When life seems to beat you down, dare to fight back.
When there seems to be no hope, dare to find some.
When you’re feeling tired, dare to keep going.
When times are tough, dare to be tougher.
When love hurts you, dare to love again.
When someone is hurting, dare to help them heal.
When another is lost, dare to help them find the way.
When a friend falls, dare to be the first to extend a hand.
When you cross paths with another, dare to make them smile.
When you feel great, dare to help someone else feel great too.
When the day has ended, dare to feel as you’ve done your best.
Dare to be the best you can –
At all times, Dare to be!
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free