Until we see in ourselves the uniqueness of God’s touch, we will always want to be someone else and will live under the illusion that being someone else would be better. Pg. 125

The first necessary component of wonder is profound gratitude … But the word gratitude may need a little explanation. It comes from the same word as the word freedom. When something is gratis, we consider it free. Gratitude is the freeing expression of a free heart towards one who freely gave… We have enjoyed so much of God’s blessing, yet people have forgotten God and gradually He has been blotted out from our collective memory… Even the one time of the year when “thanks” comes into our vocabulary, Thanksgiving, we now hear referred to as “Turkey Day”. What an incredible reduction, from a heartfelt state of gratitude to celebrating a plateful of food. pg 87-92