“The way in which we see the world shapes our responses to the challenges life presents us. A sense of gratitude empowers us to choose wisely – how we feel, what we say, what we believe, what we do. How preposterous for us, who are richer and consume 10 times the resources than 95% of the world’s people, who routinely live 25 years longer than our great-grandparents, who bask in personal freedom and potential, to focus on the “half-empty.” Gratitude leads us to see what is available, what can develop. After all, there is nothing to work with in the empty part of the glass.”
Emmet E. Miller, M.D., in an essay entitled “Gratitude: A Healing Attitude” in “Gratitude, A Way of Life” by Louise Hay and Friends
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