“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.”
—Marcus Tullius Cicero
Lack of gratitude is a sure sign we’ve forgotten how far we’ve come from where we were, and who’s responsible. When we start feeling good, begin accomplishing things, and even find ourselves admired by others, we may think not only do we deserve this, we earned it. We think we’re hot stuff.
Well, sure we are. All of us are hot stuff. If we enjoy respectability, if we are an inspiration to others, if we’re in a position of service, it’s because God put us there. With our cooperation, and through the love of our friends in the program, God has changed our life. Now we have the opportunity, by sharing that love, to let God change others. Our gratitude acknowledges God’s handiwork in all of this. It gives credit where it’s due.
Today I am thankful for the progress I’ve made, and I’m grateful that I know who to thank.