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

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Chapter 11, Page 20, Book 19

I am grateful for what I am and have.  My thanksgiving is perpetual.

Henry David Thoreau

November 20th - I have enough

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.  It turns what we have into enough and more.  It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.  It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend;

Melody Beattie

We could always have more , but you could also have less.  Always be grateful for what you have for some people have nothing at all.  Life isnt about how much you can acquire to look good.  You may not be aware, but if you have clothes on your back. Any food in the fridge and any money at all in your pocket, you’re among the 8% of richest people in the world.  Gratitude 
 is about being happy with what you have, and you’ll always have more.  Being grateful for everything puts a smile on you face.  

Gratitude turns who I am into enough.  We don’t often say we are grateful for our own gifts and talents, and even weaknesses.  I’m working hard on myself every day, and who I am today is enough. It’s ok to be who I am.  Weaknesses and all.  I still struggle but I’ve learned to let go of perfectionism and be me.  I’m a wonderful work in progress.  We have to accept that we are not perfect and were never meant to be.  The mare I express my gratitude for what I have.  The more reasons life gives me to be grateful for.

The more gratitude you show and the more appreciation you build up, the greater your wealth of happiness.  

I’m enough. You are enough.  I’m content with who I am and what I have.  

Gratitude is the memory of the heart.

Jean Baptiste Massieu.


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

I am thankful for who I am and what I have.

jack69 said...

All I have to say to this good stuff is to quote you and say THAT IS ME! Where you said:

I’m working hard on myself every day, and who I am today is enough. It’s ok to be who I am. Weaknesses and all.

That says it. THANKS
Sherry & jack

Donna. W said...

I copied and pasted that quote at the top about gratitude onto Facebook. It is so true

Mevely317 said...

Such a wonderful reminder. I think you certainly define what my pastor calls "Thanks-living."

betty said...

I am so glad God allows us to be works in progress and he knows we are going to fail at times, but He does always appreciate when we do our best to live a life of gratitude!


Powdered Toast Man said...

There are definitely some ungrateful folk out there. Gotta be happy with what you got.
New follower.