" Gratitude is... the leading edge of joy. It happens when the big reality hits you.
You have no more right to be loved than anyone else.
Your job is a fluke.
Your children have no more right to health and security than the children in Bosnia.
Your friends are not obligated to put up with you.
Your education---well, you were not born into the poverty of Calcutta.
It is all gift.
Every single molecule, every smile, every taste of sunshine is gift."
~Radical Hospitality, Homan and Pratt