Gratitude

Gratitude is life-giving. It breaks down the walls that isolate us from each other and from our world. To be grateful is to see yourself in relation to what is around you and to understand life as the blessing it is.   Gratitude is the key to a joy-filled life.  As Brother David Steindl-Rast writes, “It is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful.”