I wanted to share a recent talk I gave on our campus. It is on the topic of gratitude.[audio:http://timmilburn.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/02-23-2011.mp3|titles=02-23-2011]
During the message I offered these three ideas:
- Express gratitude as a discipline and engage in this discipline daily.
- Express gratitude for the small and ordinary things even when facing adversity.
- Express gratitude in tangible ways.
At the end of the talk I share the following quote:
“Life without thankfulness is devoid of love and passion. Hope without thankfulness is lacking in fine perception. Faith without thankfulness lacks strength and fortitude. Every virtue divorced from thankfulness is maimed and limps along the spiritual road.” -John Henry Jowett