Thanksgiving With Gilbert

We will be taking a break for the American holiday of Thanksgiving. We at the DR wish you all God's choicest blessings on this holiday.

And since America's Thanksgiving Day is supposed to be a day of gratitude to Almighty God for the blessings He granted us, here are a couple of quotes from Chesterton on gratitude. May God grant us the grace to profit from them.

"When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?"

"I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder."

"You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing and grace before I dip the pen in the ink."

"When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude."

And finally, here is an article from the Winter 2002 edition of the - unfortunately - pro-New Age medical journal Spirituality and Health that tells of the psychological benefits of practicing gratitude...with a huge heap of praise for Chesterton and his thankful outlook on life.

A Happy and Holy Thankgiving Day to you all! Viva Christus Rex! Viva Maria Regina!


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