Happy Thanksgiving!

Isn’t today great? I sure think so.

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others. -- Cicero, 'Pro Plancio,' 54 B.C.

I can’t think of a better excuse for a holiday than a day set apart for gratitude.

So, if gratitude is the parent of all other virtues, what about, say, the testing point of every virtue? Oh, whaddya know, I have a quote for that too.

Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. -- C.S. Lewis

To be virtuous we need to be grateful and courageous.

Sometimes, it takes courage to be grateful.

So now we’ve got the greatest of all virtues, which is also the parent of all the others, but to be grateful in tough situations gratitude becomes courage, so is courage the grandparent of all other virtues? Only in some situations? I think I’m confused.

Happy Thanksgiving! And for those outside the United States, I hope you have a great day. Thanks for reading.