“Gratitude is all about putting thing in perspective; it’s thankfulness. The more you take the time to be thankful, the more you realize what you have. Gratitude puts you in a better mood and you’re just a happier person.
“I think our own gratitude deeply affects the people in our life, because it lets them know they’re seen and appreciated. It’s like saying, ‘I see you and the good things you’re doing and the beautiful person you are.’
“Gratitude is the balance between kindness and thankfulness: doing something kind and then being thankful for it. It’s a give and take sort of thing.”
– Jerika Hayes, Music Director for St. John The Divine Episcopal Church, Costa Mesa ♥