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So...Are You
Grateful?

Thanksgiving

Katie is not alone in her passion for sharing her own wealth of love and good things with others.  The following are a sampling of quotes from throughout history, literature, and human thinking that show this attitude of gratitude in all its facets.  Read each one slowly.  If you don’t know much about the one being quoted, consider researching some of these people’s stories as well.  They are inspirational.

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“Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.”  ― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

“In normal life we hardly realize how much more we receive than we give, and life cannot be rich without such gratitude. It is so easy to overestimate the importance of our own achievements compared with what we owe to the help of others.”  ― Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Letters and Papers from Prison

“When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.”  ― G.K. Chesterton

“’Thank you’ is a wonderful phrase. Use it. It will add stature to your soul.”  ― Marjorie Pay Hinckley, Small and Simple Things

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”  ― Charles Dickens

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”  ― Winston Churchill

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“Happiness doesn’t result from what we get, but from what we give.”  ― Ben Carson

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“I must be willing to give whatever it takes to do good to others. This requires that I be willing to give until it hurts. Otherwise, there is no true love in me, and I bring injustice, not peace, to those around me.”  ― Mother Teresa

“Dare to Be”
When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully.
When there is darkness, dare to be the first to shine a light.
When there is injustice, dare to be the first to condemn it.
When something seems difficult, dare to do it anyway.
When life seems to beat you down, dare to fight back.
When there seems to be no hope, dare to find some.
When you’re feeling tired, dare to keep going.
When times are tough, dare to be tougher.
When love hurts you, dare to love again.
When someone is hurting, dare to help them heal.
When another is lost, dare to help them find the way.
When a friend falls, dare to be the first to extend a hand.
When you cross paths with another, dare to make them smile.
When you feel great, dare to help someone else feel great too.
When the day has ended, dare to feel as you’ve done your best.
Dare to be the best you can –
At all times, Dare to be!”
― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free