Sunday, May 06, 2007

Gratitude Up the Wazoo

Seriously, I can't help but be so happy right now.
We are all healthy.
We have shelter over our heads.
We have plenty of food.
We have loving family and friends - not to mention loving strangers - thanks to our church family.
We have money (not loans) to live off of.
We have each other.

If you've never read the children's book Sylvester and the Magic Pebble by William Steig, it's a must read. It's about a donkey who finds a pebble that will grant him any wish as long as he is holding it. He finds himself face to face with a lion and wishes himself into a rock. Now without hands, he's unable to wish himself back. The rest of the book is about his parent's search for him.
The moral of the story comes at the end. You'll have to read to find out, then you'll know what I'm talking about.

My moral is: hold on to what you already have and be grateful for it.


Emma said...

I love that book!

Leslie said...

i do so love that book. :) we're all so lucky to have so much, even if it is the simple things.

Megan said...

I love that book too!

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