Gratitude is the father of all virtues and from that springs a core belief that life is indeed good and every day holds blessings……

A fellow blogger commented that I rarely showed pictures of my paintings on my blog, so Peter I have taken note and the above is a picture that reminds me of Emily (my daughter) as a little girl and it is apt as my writings for the next few days have been inspired by Em.

Years ago I had the privilege of housekeeping in a beautiful old home and sometimes I would take Em with me. There was a artistic arrangement of statues following the sweep of the main staircase and they depicted the seven main virtues which I understand have biblical origin; chastity, temperance, charity, diligence, patience, kindness and humility.

As the world is now I believe that gratitude is the father of all virtues and from that belief comes the understanding that life is good and each day holds blessings. As I close my eyes each night I run through my mental gratitude film and there is always something new that I am thankful for.

I am also grateful for the love that is woven through my days like air and for the hope that I could not manage for a single second without.

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3 Responses to “Gratitude is the father of all virtues and from that springs a core belief that life is indeed good and every day holds blessings……”


  1. 1 1smiles November 22, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    Jane,
    You are a very gifted artist. This painting is wonderful. Hope to see more of them.

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