November 28 2016

By: Jackie Hook
Monday, November 28, 2016

Kahlil Gibran, an artist, poet, and writer, shared some of his wisdom about grief and gratitude in these words:

When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy.

When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight. 

Thank you, Kahlil!

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