Monday, September 29, 2008

Giving Thanks

From a book I'm reading...

Mary leaned closer, "Son, let me tell you a little secret I've learned in these long years of mine. Tomorrow never comes. You either have it today or you don't." She waved her hand around to take in the room. "I'm not talking about possessions, I'm talking about what counts. The things of the Spirit. Love, patience, kindness, compassion. And a thankful heart. A body's got to take time each and every day to thank their Lord for all that's theirs. Plain and simple, son. It's got to start today, no matter how busy you are, nor how much is still left undone, nor how many problems are piled up on your head and heart. Giving thanks is one thing that can't wait."

From "The Quilt" by T.Davis Bunn


Elysa said...

I love T. Davis Bunn! Have you read THE GREAT DIVIDE? Totally different genre than the quilt so just be might not get much sleep because you'll want to know how it ends!