It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Chapter 8, Page 23, Book 17



Gratitude turns what we have into enough. 

Author Unknown

Too often we fail to appreciate the good we have in our life because we are so focused on what we may think is wrong in our life. We let our troubles can drag us down to the extent that we are anything but cheerful. 


The struggle ends when the gratitude begins. 

Neale Donald Walsch

We have all heard the story of the person who felt sorry for himself because he had no shoes. He was miserable and very unhappy. He thoughts were on poor me, everyone else had shoes but he did not. But, then he met a man who had no feet, and it changed his attitude to be thankful that he had feet. Not having shoes was no longer an issue! 


One we discover how to appreciate the timeless values in our daily experiences, we can enjoy the best things in life.

Harry Hepner

Truth is that someone else always has it worse than we do.  There are many who face much larger challenges than we do. If we stopped and looked at that for a minute it would put our challenge in perspective. It can give us hope that if others have overcome then we also will. We also can be appreciative that our problems are not as large as the other person's. 



Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.

John Milton

5 comments:

betty said...

So true there are others worse off than us. We must always count our blessings.

Betty

jack69 said...

I continually try to be thankful for what I have. Today as I read the Graphic it hit me, how true it is: I am thankful for the things in my life that do not need fixing, or something like that. Ain't it the TRUTH!

Chatty Crone said...

I keep a grateful journal - have for years - writing down a couple of these things today - thanks.

Mevely317 said...

Isn't perspective a wise teacher? It's always an exercise in grounding in those early-morning 'moments' when the 'worry-warts' come knocking on my mind.

TARYTERRE said...

Should always look on the bright side of life. "Too often we fail to appreciate the good we have in our life because we are so focused on what we may think is wrong in our life."