“‘Tis the last rose of summer,
Left blooming alone;
All her lovely companions
Are faded and gone.”
– Thomas Moore, The Last Rose of Summer, 1830
“Blessed be the Lord for the beauty of summer and spring,
for the air, the water,
and the song of birds.”
– Carl von Linnaeus
Gratitude makes sense of our past,
brings peace for today,
and creates a vision for tomorrow.
“Praise the LORD. Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. ”
“Gratitude is a constant attitude of thankfulness
and appreciation for life as it unfolds.
Living in the moment,
we are open to the abundance around us and within us.
We express appreciation freely.
We contemplate the richness of our life.
In life’s trials,
we seek to understand,
Gratitude is a continual celebration of life.”