Gratitude for the Small Things


From Binc Board Member, Anne Kubek


As I think about the Thanksgiving holiday and all the things that I am grateful for, the following quote from Laura Ingalls Wilder always comes to mind:

“As the years pass, I am coming more and more to understand that it is the common, everyday blessings of our common everyday lives for which we should be particularly grateful. They are the things that fill our lives with comfort and our hearts with gladness – just the pure air to breathe and the strength to breathe it; just warmth and shelter and home folks; just plain food that gives us strength; the bright sunshine on a cold day; and a cool breeze when the day is warm.”


Gratitude for the small things. A good book to read. A good place to work with good co-workers. A roof over your head. For booksellers facing challenges – personally, physically – these simple things are not taken for granted.


At this time of thanksgiving and gratitude, please consider donating to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation to help others in their time of need. And be grateful for the common, everyday blessings.


Happy holidays to all!


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