Sometimes life touches one person with a bouquet and another with a thorn bush, but the first may find a wasp in the flowers, and the second may discover roses among the thorns.
October 4th - as we give, we receive
Gratitude is a gift to everyone
Gratitude is not born in a vacuum. It is the product of connection to something or some one outside of ourselves.
In order to have more gratitude we must first 'give it away.'
Gratitude truly is the gift that keeps on giving
Give your gratitude away. Share it. Wrap it in the form of kindness and compassion for others and act accordingly. If you’re grateful for something, state it or, at the least, show it! Think about the times you have been on the receiving end of a 'thank you' or the recipient of a selfless gift of love, kindness, or respect. We all know great it feels.
Gratitude should never be one way traffic, but a two way street.
Gratitude is a reciprocal relationship that benefits both parties, both the receiver and the giver. So when we give we must do so with a generous and full heart without too much concern about our reward because the act of our giving is itself reward enough.
We all have a choice. We can either dwell on the ‘ negative ‘ elements of our daily lives and suffer the consequences of ill feeling and resentment that will undoubtedly drain us emotionally, or we can choose to concentrate on the ‘ positive ‘ and receive them as gifts that adorn our lives for the better.
Memorable moment: I was able to get the right lids for the storage bins I had purchased and got 2 more bins for the lids that didn’t fit.