Grateful for Today

The accompanying image is a photograph of the eternal flame that marks the grave site of the late president John F. Kennedy. John Kennedy was the thirty-fifth president of the United States. He was assassinated in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963.

That date is so engrained in the psyche of Americans of my generation that most of us remember exactly where we were and what we were doing when we heard that John Kennedy had been shot.

After a nationally televised state funeral and procession, President Kennedy was buried in Arlington National Cemetery, on the bank of the Potomac River in Arlington, Virginia.

This article isn’t about John Kennedy, though. It is simply about gratitude. John Kennedy said this, As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. I decided yesterday that from now on I would be grateful for every new day I’m given in this life. My challenge now is to live up to Kennedy’s words and live each day as if I am.

I challenge you to do the same.

Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Quote of the Day – 2

Today’s quote is from Dr. Roger von Oech, an authority on creative thinking and the founder and president of Creative Think. He is an inventor, a public speaker, and the author of A Whack on the Side of the Head and several other books about creative thinking.

Here’s my advice: Go ahead and be whacky. Get into a crazy frame of mind and ask what’s funny about what you’re doing.

Quote of the Day

Today’s quote is from William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Macbeth, most commonly referred to simply as Macbeth.


Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day
To the last syllable of recorded time,
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death.