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Nov
26

Gratitude

Gratitude I am a big fan of gratitude. To be grateful is perhaps my favorite feeling: when I experience gratitude, it opens me up to taking in beauty and love in a unique and complete way.

Here's a great quote about gratitude:

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

Today I celebrate everything for which I'm thankful.  Life, health, and a brain that serves me well.  My children, who are two of the most loving, deep, funny, true people I know – and who I adore without measure.  My work, which challenges, stretches and intrigues me every single day. My business partner Jeff, who is like a brother to me, and who I trust 100% to have my back at all times.  My actual siblings (including Ms. Kreamer), who grow more dear to me with every passing year. My Proteus  colleagues, who are fun, smart and passionate about doing good work. My dear friends (you know who you are) who have seen me through the past two years, and who have taught me why it's wonderful to have strong, loving women in my life.

And finally, most particularly, I am profoundly grateful for my dearest Patrick, who is a daily joy to me; I thank the universe every day for his presence in my life.

What about you?  What are you most thankful for today?

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