Thursday, November 5, 2009

Attitude of gratitude

Years ago, my 80 year old Jamaican neighbor, Carmita, taught me to be thankful. We prayed together often, and she always started her prayer, "Lord, thank you that I can see, and hear, and talk, and walk, and think, and that I have strength to work for you."

Carmita's glowing face, her energy, and her whole attitude toward life flowed from her gratitude to God. I learned from her example, and now start my prayers with those same words. I hope to be like her when I grow up.

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