I was nominated – what? a week ago? – by Lg at Gobblefunk Words to post a quote a day for three days. Finally, with many interruptions, I am prepared to fulfill this challenge with my third quote.
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” John F. Kennedy
This quote seemed especially appropriate for this time of year, with the day that is set aside specifically to be thankful arriving tomorrow. Perhaps, if we learn to live by our words of appreciation for those things that we are most thankful for, we will remember to be thankful every day, regardless of what’s going on in our lives. It is, after all, the difficult times that strengthen us, and for that we ought to be grateful.
Today, tomorrow, and every day thereafter, it is my intent to appreciate my life – my family, my friends, the roof over my head, the change of seasons. It is my intent to make at least one “joyful noise” each day.
To each of you, I wish you a year of giving thanks for your enough.