Daddy told me a little story about Albert Einstein. A reporter asked Einstein, “What is the one thing that, in your opinion, mankind lacks today?” or something to that effect. Einstein replied, “Gratitude.”

Going online to learn more about Einstein and gratitude, I chanced on a bunch of quotes, attributed to the master physicist himself. Not bothering to authenticate if he actually said these words… These are pure beauty in themselves.

“A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depend on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order give in same measure as I have received and am still receiving.”

“Your fervent wishes can only find fulfillment if you succeed in attaining love and understanding of men, and animals and plants and stars so that every joy becomes your joy and every pain your pain.”

“More and more I come to value charity and love of one’s fellow being above everything else.”