Gratitude I

Gratitude [is] nearly the greatest of all human duties, (and) nearly the most difficult. (G. K. Chesterton, 20th century English writer)

Why is gratitude so difficult? We begin teaching our children to say, “Please” and “Thank you” at the very earliest ages. Is the American spirit of independence so strongly ingrained, that we like to think we can do it all on our own; we don’t need help? But gratitude may be “the greatest of human duties,” because as the Bible asks, “What do we have that we did not receive?”

You show your gratitude through your generous offerings to your needy brothers and sisters, and really toward everyone. (2 Corinthians 9:13)

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