Six Ways That Gratitude Works: Part Six


Six:  Gratitude deepens relationships.

 I always thank my God as I remember you in my prayers . . .  Philemon 1:4

We are made for relationships–with God and with other people. Relationships can’t happen unless we can come to each other with a humble spirit.  Gratitude for others opens in us humility and allows us to enter more deeply into our relationships.

“I try hard to hold fast to the truth that a full and thankful heart cannot entertain great conceits. When brimming with gratitude, one’s heartbeat must surely result in outgoing love, the finest emotion we can ever know.”  Bill W.

“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

“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.”  Albert Schweitzer

 Who are you thankful for today?

We are thankful for you!

Betsy and Laurie

4 Comments on Six Ways That Gratitude Works: Part Six

  1. Mark Shields
    November 28, 2013 at 8:55 am (7 years ago)

    I I’m thankful for all my blogging friends who provide food for the soul.

  2. sustainabilitea
    November 28, 2013 at 9:15 am (7 years ago)

    My truncated list: salvation full and free, family, friends, health, blogging and other blogger, our church, that we have enough to not only live but to give, my husband’s job, the way our daughters have grown up and that they’re using the talents God’s given them to the fullest. That’s enough to be going on with.


  3. Jarm Del Boccio
    November 28, 2013 at 2:07 pm (7 years ago)

    I’m so thankful for friends who support me in my creative journey, and with whom I can share my passions! And for you, too!

  4. Caddo
    November 28, 2013 at 3:43 pm (7 years ago)

    I’m with Mr Shields–very grateful for the family God has brought me through blogging; I’d have never imagined a world so loving. God bless you, Sisters–and Happy Thanksgiving! love, sis Caddo


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