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What does being grateful mean to you?

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Thanksgiving Day just passed but hopefully we wake every morning with gratefulness in our
minds and hearts. Beyond concerns for my patients’ physical health and appearance, I also
care about their inner peace and purest beauty that comes from within. I would like to
dedicate my column today to a few favorite quotes that remind me of the true meaning of
being thankful.

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not
to utter words, but to live by them. – John F. Kennedy

When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed. – Maya Angelou

Thanksgiving is a joyous invitation to shower the world with love and gratitude. –  Amy
Leigh Mercree

Not what we say about our blessing, but how we use them, is the true measure of our
Thanksgiving. – W.T. Purkiser

Thanks are the highest form of thought, and gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.
– G.K. Chesterton

Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse
to express that feeling. – Henry Van Dyke

We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count.
– Neal A. Maxwell

Best of all is it to preserve everything in a pure, still heart, and let there be for every
pulse a thanksgiving, and for every breath a song. – Konrad Von Gesner

The more you practice the art of thankfulness, the more you have to be thankful for.
– Norman Vincent Peale

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