Sunday, October 31, 2010

Thank You

One of my defining spiritual beliefs is profound gratitude. I believe it is at the core of all love and goodness in the world.

Albert Einstein said “A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depend on the labors of other men…”

I thought about the true meaning of that this morning as I had my coffee. How many people spent their precious time and labor – planting, growing, harvesting, processing, shipping, marketing and selling so that I could simply reach into my pantry to make a cup of coffee.

I have always been very grateful but I’m not sure I ever realized the true depth of it until now….

“If the only prayer you say in your entire life is “thank you” that is enough” – Meister Eckhart

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