Happy Groundhog Day! Punxsutawney Phil popped up and saw his shadow today, which means we have six more weeks of winter. I don't know what winter looks like in your neck of the woods, but winter is looking great here. If I have six more weeks of blooming daffodils, I will be very happy.
Today's thankful thought is a bit different. Instead of writing one myself, I thought I'd share a quotation about gratitude that I received in an e-mail today:
Gratitude brings a peace that helps us overcome the pain of adversity and failure. Gratitude on a daily basis means we express appreciation for what we have now without qualification for what we had in the past or desire in the future. A recognition of and appreciation for our gifts and talents which have been given also allows us to acknowledge the need for help and assistance from the gifts and talents possessed by others.”
(Robert D. Hales, LDS General Conference Address, April 1992)
Isn't that a great summary of gratitude?