Gratitude, the simple and
profound feeling of being thankful, is the foundation of all generosity. I am
generous when I believe that right now, right here, in this form and this place,
I am myself being given what I need. Generosity requires that we relinquish
something, and this is impossible if we are not glad for what we have.
- Sallie Jiko Tisdale, "As If
There is Nothing to Lose"