Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.
William Arthur Ward
Begin…and end today with a Thank You
If the average person realized the power he wields over his life and destiny, he would live in a perpetual state of wonder and thanksgiving.
Just about all of my morning devotionals and meditations for today were about gratitude and so I figured I was being prompted to write about thankfulness today. I do keep a list of what I’m thankful for every day and for today I’m thankful for:
5939. for my precious family
5940. for all life, new and amazing
5941. for hope and happiness
For what has been —thanks! For what shall be — yes!
There is nothing much that an attitude of gratitude won’t fix. If I’m worried or sad, I just count my blessings and find out that I’m too blessed to be stressed. If I start to feel sorry for myself, I write down what I am thankful for and find I have much more than I could possibly need.
Giving thanks for what you have makes you content and happy. Gratitude reduces feelings of envy, makes our memories happier and lets us experience good feelings.
The benefits of being grateful are nearly endless.
Cultivate an attitude of gratitude, of giving a forgiving. Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson