Gratitude truly is the linchpin to virtue. I chose to rerun this entry often, as when I go back over the Words of Hope archives, this article stands out. I believe gratitude; elevates, gratitude helps us solve problems, gratitude promotes health, gratitude heals relationships. Make it a practice to write five gratitudes each day, every day, your life will change for the better.

1. the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.

1. a pin passed through the end of an axle to keep a wheel in position.
2. a person or thing vital to an enterprise or organization.

For the second time this Thanksgiving week my mind & heart are drawn to the idea of embracing gratitude as a point of focus.

Weekday Mass has become a beautiful experience for me.  Gratitude, virtue, lynchpin, forgiveness, health, were the power words.

The mere mental recognition of a word is fuel; contemplation explodes its meaning, and acting out the word enriches both giver and recipient.

Gratitude – makes black and white living bloom into full color.

Linchpin – embodies trust, strength, unity and force of  a positive connection.  

Virtue – is the best of the best, highest of ideals, worthy of dedication to our most noble goals of living well.

Gratitude is the lynchpin to virtue.  The more we grow in gratitude the greater we grow in virtue.

Psalm 103 is my personal hall of fame Gratitude Bible passage:
Bless the Lord O my soul and all that is within me
Bless the Lord O my soul and forget not all His benefits.

Five Gratitudes for today.  Join me in coming up with your own Gratitudes.  Ask others to join us and bless each other with these Gratitudes the lynchpin to virtue.


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