I love Quotes. I love them because they make me think. What does the quoter mean? Why did he/she write this? Is there a message to get through to the reader/the world? What did YOU initially think when you read it?
Here goes blog quotes #82....
"When I first open my eyes upon the morning meadows and look out upon the beautiful world, I thank God I'm alive."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson-
When I first read this, the proverbial 'light bulb' went off. WOW! I have read hundreds of different quotes and more than several books on the subject of Gratitude. None however, have smacked me in the face as this one did.
Did you ever say to yourself.. 'When I go to bed at night and close my eyes, what guarantee do I have that my eyes will open in the morning'? It's similar to getting your wisdom teeth pulled and you get a shot of anesthesia. When you sign that consent form, the thought HAS to cross your mind, that you may never wake up from the surgery.
The one thing we all can be fairly certain of, is the sun rising in the morning. The question is... will YOU and I be rising with it? After reading Emerson's quote, I have a whole new outlook and attitude towards gratitude. How about you?
That's my view....... What say YOU?