Saturday, February 8, 2014

Weekends with Chesterton: Wonder Doubled

“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”

I think that as a married couple we have found our strength in being grateful.  We are thankful for each other, the gifts we've been given, and even the little things around us.  The birds at the feeder and the flowers in the garden make us happy, as do reading good books or a walk in the park.

We have been asked to contribute to the For Your Marriage section of the USCCB’s website where I will be writing monthly articles with Himself from the perspective of a couple living out their marriage vows without children.   We named our blog Wonder Doubled in honor of this quote of Chesterton's. 
Linking up with Sarah at Amongst Lovely Things for Weekends with Chesterton.


  1. I've been making a concerted effort to get better at gratitude; it has been a weak point for me.

  2. Love this quote! Gratitude really is a beautiful gift.

  3. I, too love this quote. It reminds me of my favorite quote on gratitude: If the only prayer you ever said was "thank-you" it would suffice."

    And I know I've said it a bunch, but I'm SO glad you decided to do the blog at the USCCB and I love it!!!!

  4. How wonderful that you'll be blogging at USCCB! You will be such a blessing there. I love his quote by Chesterton- happiness doubled by wonder. The best definition of gratitude I've seen anywhere.