Ben Stein’s Lessons in Gratitude
This week’s Sunday New York Times was a treasure trove. In addition to having an incredible NY Times Magazine this week (Money 2005), Ben Stein had a phenomenal essay titled “Lessons in Gratitude, at the Basement Sink.” In contrast to the articles in the Magazine (money, money, money), Stein asserts that “Gratitude … is the only totally reliable get-rich-quick scheme.” He finishes with a lesson his dad taught him: “The zen of dishwashing. The zen of gratitude. The zen of riches.”
Everyone should read this – and be grateful for whatever you have today.