I was speaking with one of my sons yesterday. He is in his final year at University reading Philosophy. We were discussing different approaches we can use to help us weld our purpose to our daily priorities to help us reach our goals.

Part of our conversation skirted my own early morning practice to help me weld strategic purpose to daily priorities which I outlined here . My son pointed me to Marcus Tullius Cicero  106 BC – 43 BC,  the Roman orator and philosopher and  politician (106 BC-43 BC)  who said  

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.”

I can’t help wondering what the world would be like if we all approached life from a deep sense of gratitude.

What do you think? Was Cicero right? Is Gratitude the foundational virtue? If so how do you deliberately build gratitude into your life?