Wednesday, November 21, 2007

With Gratitude

May you all enjoy this holiday of gratitude knowing that while you are being grateful, others are being grateful for you.

I share a reflection from Kahlil Gibran's THE PROPHET:

"There are those who give little of the much which they have - and they give it for recognition and their hidden desire makes their gifts unwholesome.

And there are those who have little and give it all.

These are the believers in life and the bounty of life, and their coffer is never empty.

There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.

And there are those who give with pain, and that pain is their baptism.

And there are those who give and know not pain in giving, nor do they seek joy, nor give with mindfulness of virtue;

They give as in yonder valley the myrtle breathes its fragrance into space."

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