Dear San Domenico,
We sometimes think that having a good life and being happy makes us more grateful. It really works the other way around. Being grateful makes us happy. Being grateful lets us see how good life really is. Being grateful opens us to all the beauty and blessing in the world.
“As we learn to give thanks for all of life,
for all of this world of ours, we find a deep joy.
It is the joy of trust, the joy of faithfulness
at the heart of all things. It is the joy of gratefulness
in touch with all of life.”
Br. David Steindl-Rast
Have a wonderful week!
Director of Philosophy, Ethics, and World Religions