Saturday, May 31, 2008

Good thought on gratitude

From the A Word A Day mailing list:

Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone.
-Gladys Browyn Stern, writer (1890-1973)


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2 comments:

Catherine said...

I've lived in Poland, the Philippines, and Ecuador. Every time I've come back to the USA, I've felt the disconnect between what is really necessary to lead a happy life and what Americans, thanks to aggressive marketing and peer influence, seem to think are necessities. I no longer watch TV, and I don't subscribe to magazines with ads. And I feel so much happier with less!

Henry Cate said...

Yes, American marketing works hard to confuse people on the difference between necessities and luxeries.

Thanks for the point about the strong influence which comes from watching TV.