Conscious Of Our Treasures

This post sums up many of the ways that gratitude enhances my life. I was once told by a dear friend that I say “Thank you” too often. Considering the number of the blessings in my life, I’m not convinced that I say it enough!



“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.”
Thornton Wilder

Taking things for granted is one of the greatest assaults on the quality of our lives. When we take things for granted we never get to see the size of the gifts that are constantly being placed in front of us. As a result we feel only scarcity, there is not enough, rather than abundance.

You may be asking ‘What am I talking about? The world is in a mess’. Yes, the economy is dire, there is poverty and parts of the world are in civil unrest. Despite these facts there is so much to be grateful for, the riches of the world surround us, yet we do not always see them.

We can’t see them because we are creatures of habit. The present habit of society is…

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About russtowne

My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 4 young grandsons. I manage a wealth management firm I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of 23 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children. In addition to my family, friends, investing, and writing, my passions include reading, watching classic movies, experiencing waves crashing on rocky shores, hiking in ancient redwood forests, and enjoying our small redwood grove and fern garden.
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9 Responses to Conscious Of Our Treasures

  1. Lovely Russ. And I don’t think one can say “thank you” too much….

  2. Being grateful just increases your blessings. Please accept my thank you for being you! ♥

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