Thanking the Sun for it’s inspirational behavior this month is just a small part of the gratitude that we can be intentional about this season. Sliding into the last two months of the year, our attention shifts to family, to relationships, and to feeling grateful the year that has been, and the place where we have found ourselves to this point. The notion of giving thanks is no new invention has been eloquently illustrated by many the philosopher and writer. From Seneca, the Roman Stoic Philosopher who was born in 4 BC, to French Enlightenment writer Voltaire, to American transcendentalist Ralph Waldo Emerson, thinkers have always had something to say about the merits of giving thanks.
Speaking of feeling grateful and moving forward, we have some very exciting updates upcoming and can't wait to share. te+te has a brick and mortar in the works which will undoubtedly serve as an inspiring burst of new energy, an opportunity for us to connect and converse in person, and a blank canvas of a space ripe for all kinds of fresh creativity. Of course more details will follow in the coming months but we cannot wait to meet you there!
And there we will leave you with few pearls of their wisdom to take you through November,
“Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.”
“The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
- Marcel Proust
“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
“True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.”