When Gratitude Is Doubled By Wonder

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. G.K. Chesterton, English writer and philosopher

I know Thanksgiving here in the U.S. is still a week away, but I believe we can’t consider the value of gratitude too often. In fact, daily gratitude—written down, prayed about, said out loud—is the ideal.

Chesterton was (he died in 1936) on to something when he wrote “gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” If we’re not amazingly grateful for the gifts that are given to us by God and the people in our lives, we’re missing out on the wonder of life. The sunset, a call from a friend, a hug, good health, a loving family, dog kisses—are all opportunities for gratitude. 

Affirmation: I’m grateful.

Coaching questions: What are four things you’re grateful for right now? How will you express your gratitude? 

Photo by Colton Kresser on Unsplash

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