November 24, 2011
"Unwrapping the Gift of Gratitude"
The Rev. Dr. Scott Stoner
In honor of this being a short work week, this will be a short column, too!
The celebration of Thanksgiving has me thinking about my favorite quote about gratitude. This quote is from an author by the name of William Arthur Ward. "Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it."
In the spirit of this quote, we want to say thank you to all of you who read this column and share it with your friends and family. We at Living Compass are grateful for all the support that you have provided our programs this past year as we continue to work together to support individuals, couples, families and communities in being more proactive about creating wellness and wholeness in their lives.
For what and for whom are you feeling particularly grateful for this year? Following the advice of William Arthur Ward's quote, why not unwrap those feelings of gratitude and give those around you a present by telling them how grateful your are for their presence in your life? You will be glad you did, and so will they.
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you from Living Compass.