There is a legend which tells of two angels who come from Heaven every morning and go on their rounds all the day long. One is the angel of requests. The other is the angle of thanksgiving. Each carries a basket. The one belonging to the angel of requests is soon filled to overflowing, for everyone pours into it great handfuls of requests; but when the day is ended, the angel of thanksgiving has in his basket only two or three small contributions of gratitude.