The founder of Templeton Foundation Press, Sir John Templeton, strongly believes that thanksgiving should be practiced every day. As our annual observance of Thanksgiving draws closer, I share with you Sir John’s words about thanksgiving from his book The Humble Approach:


“Thanksgiving opens the door to spiritual growth. If there is any day in our life which is not thanksgiving day, then we are not fully alive. Counting our blessings attracts blessings. Counting our blessings each morning starts a day full of blessings. Thanksgiving brings God’s bounty. From gratitude comes riches—from complaints poverty. Thankfulness opens the door to happiness. Thanksgiving causes giving. Thanksgiving puts our mind in tune with the Infinite. Continual gratitude dissolves our worries.”