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

Author Unknown

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Chapter 9, Page 23, Book 17

 When we have forgotten the language of gratitude, we are no longer on speaking terms with happiness.

Old Saying

It is good to be grateful for all our blessings each day. It puts us in touch with the pulse of life. So often we take everything for granted and yet many things happen in our life that are indeed a blessing. These blessings may not be around tomorrow or next week. But they are around today, to be savored and enjoyed.

To be grateful for blessings reminds us that today is gift and puts us in a much better position to ensure that life doesn't slip by randomly. So many drift through life and never stop to reflect or wonder where they are.

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. 

Thornton Wilder

To look at life with gratitude is to clearly see opportunities. Even at those times of the greatest challenges, with gratitude, any difficulty can be transformed into a blessing, into a meaningful lesson of growth.  

For those that read both of my blogs, you know that several years ago I started counting at least 3 things each day that I’m thankful for.  I whole heartily encourage everyone to count their blessings: All that you have, all that is right in your life.  Make it a routine to write your celebrations down daily in a journal and share your gratitude with others. Gratitude brings peace and hope. Gratitude is contagious. 

Cultivate an attitude of gratitude, of giving and forgiving. Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. 

Ralph Waldo Emerson


betty said...

There is something about living a life of gratitude. You are a great example, Ma, of doing so!


Mevely317 said...

Yes, I've made a conscious effort to recite my blessings ... usually each night when I lay my head down to sleep. (But some things are just too silly to put in writing!)


Gratitude is contagious indeed. "So many drift through life and never stop to reflect or wonder where they are."