(Quoted from National Review Online, 11/22/2012. Photo by Ellen Kolb.)
Thomas Merton, Thoughts in Solitude
— G.K. Chesterton (h/t goodreads.com)
Chesterton has the right idea. I have much to be thankful for, even in lean times. May the same be true for you.
From today’s National Review Online, this link will take you to a collection of brief reflections on gratitude. One writer in particular struck me. From Edward T. Mechmann:
“While our modern media tend to concentrate on the big picture, the reality is that a true Culture of Life is the product of a myriad of decisions made on the personal, individual level….Such small steps are invisible to our media culture, but plain to see for those who look in the right place. By the grace of God and the cooperation of everyday people, a Culture of Life is being built within the ruins of our age, one heart and one life at a time. That gives us great cause for thanksgiving.”