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

Author Unknown

Monday, November 19, 2018

Chapter 11, Page 19, Book 18

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life, It turns what we have into enough, and more.

Melody Beattie

Today I’m thankful for Gratefulness

Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind.

Lionel Hampton

Be grateful for every for everything and everyone.  To look at life with gratitude is to clearly see opportunities.  Even at those times of greatest challenges, with gratitude, any difficulty can be transformed into a blessing, into a meaningful lesson of growth.

Celebrate your blessings; all that you have…all that is right in your life.  Gratitude brings peace and hope.  Gratitude is contagious.

Gratitude is the antidote to bitterness and resentment.

M. J. Ryan

On my thankful list for today: 

6535. for American made , I’m proud to be an American
6536. A new week to prepare for the holidays
6537. for the great country we live in

An attitude of gratitude determines how life unfolds.  If you want joy, you must find thankfulness. You may not think there is a lot to give thanks for but if we take the time to look  a little deeper, we can all find something to be thankful for. 

To be thankful for even a little will always generate more.  To be thankful always makes a difference.  

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgiving, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.

William Arthur Ward


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

There is always, always something to be thankful for.

NanaDiana said...

Beautiful post. I try to always be grateful for what "is" rather than dwelling on the negative of what "is not". Blessings- xo Diana

jack69 said...

I say amen to NanaD, I try, but at times fall back. It doesn't take long to make me know I DO NOT like living in the negative. I appreciate someone reminding me, at times, of what attitude I NEED! Sherry (and YOU) are both good at that. THANKS!
Sherry & jack

Mevely317 said...

Sweet! I've already purchased a couple Christmas presents (crates) with the inscription, "There is always something to be thankful for." Have a beautiful day!

betty said...

You are such a person filled with gratitude, Ma, and it shows in what you write and how you live your life. I need to perhaps make that my word for 2019. I do try to be grateful, but I think I need lots more of it in my life :)



gratitude is a precious commodity. "Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgiving."