we push aside distractions, allow our hearts to rest in the grace of silence, and
fill our minds with memories of God’s goodness to us in the past, gratitude
rises from deep within.   

We remember that
God embraces us in strong-tender love.   
acknowledge that, even though time speeds by, nothing truly significant about
us and about life gets lost: faith, hope, and love endure forever.  
We trust that God is ceaselessly and
generously giving us everything we need to live the lives God calls us to
So, I think Meister Eckhart was
right to claim: “If the only prayer you ever say in your whole life is ‘thank
you,’ that would suffice.”