Eleven years ago this month, I read an article in The Sun Magazine about gratitude, love, details, and diapers.
I had the magazine because back when I lived in Portland, OR as a graduate student my mom gifted it to me for my birthday … five years in a row.
It was one of those “hippy rags” that always had black-and-white photos on their cover of urban landscapes or elderly people whose weathered faces were suppose to make you rethink what the word “beautiful” meant. Its articles offered a rare mix of homespun wisdom from well-educated English majors with just a hint of political and philosophical seasoning.
I rarely read it.
But in December of 2004, I did.
The article was entitled “Many Thanks: Gregg Kretch on the Revolutionary Practice of Gratitude.”Read More