How gratitude can help

Being thankful for what our creator has done for us can give us the healing perspective we need.

When I had to take on household responsibilities that my wife used to attend to, what I most objected to were routine jobs of no interest to me—making up the bed, washing dishes, going around the rooms with a mop or duster.

One morning as I was hauling blankets and sheets with a perverse will of their own into some sort of proper order, I was suddenly faced with the fact that I was letting ugly self-pity rule me and darken my days. I did then what I ought to have done earlier. I prayed.

The power of unity
May 4, 1992

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