Originally Posted By: Bill S.
Does the "attitude of gratitude" have directionality?
In my mind, no! The attitude of gratitude is just an attitude--one that I work on having and maintaining moment by moment.

At the recent Canadian version of thanksgiving celebrated by our family and guests, I offered the following toast--not thanks to the god atheists call an illusion:

I say: Let's thank our fathers and our mothers; thank our sisters and our brothers, cousins, uncles, aunts and others. In memory, or in spirit, all are welcome to join us. And if there is a god, he/she is also welcome. Amen!
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