Gratitude," said Martin Luther, "is the basic Christian attitude." We agree. But beyond saying prayers before meals and an occasional thank you for a service provided, how can gratitude color all aspects of our everyday lives?
In a recent book on the Japanese art of self-reflection, Naikan (Stone Bridge Press), Gregg Krech suggests that we begin by asking: "What did I receive from others today?"
We decided to apply this question to all that is involved in getting this column to you. Once we started, we were amazed not only at how many steps are involved but also in how many gifts come to us along the way. Here is just a sampling.
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