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Saturday, November 23, 2019

Chapter 11, Page 22, Book 19

Gratitude is one of the most powerful emotions.  Once expressed, It changes attitude, brightens outlooks and broadens our perspective.

Germany Kent

November 23rd - always be grateful 

It’s not happiness that brings us gratitude.  It’s gratitude that brings us happiness.


An attitude of gratitude is not only a great rhyme but a great way to live. We should always be grateful for what we have.  Thankful for everything, big and small, that fills our life and makes it special. To have an attitude of gratitude means we try to be positive, to acknowledge the good things that happen and to speak about what we are grateful for, and to have a positive attitude toward life.  Gratitude is an attitude.

If you want to find happiness, find gratitude.

Stever Marabolie

You cannot be uncomfortable or unhappy and still be grateful.  This is one of the greatest blessings of gratitude, being in a constant state of feeling grateful helps us to put things into a true perspective. It helps us to rise up and above the things what would weigh us down.  When we are grateful we put things in their proper  perspective.  because the small things like annoyances and disappointments won’t overwhelm  us so easily .  We remember how blessed we are in every moment and won’t get caught up in the pettiness of life that can suck the joy right out of us. 

Gratitude blesses us.  It opens us up so that more can come in.  It expands the space around us. When you live with gratitude , more of everything will flow into your life.  Gratitude is a form of abundance.  When we are a good receiver, we will be offered more.  

Gratitude, like faith, is a muscle.  The more you use it, the stonger it grows, and more power you have to use it on your behalf;  If you do not practice gratefulness, its benefaction will go unnoticed, and your capacity to draw on its gifts will be diminished.  To be grateful is to find blessings in everything.  This is the most powerful attitude to adopt, for there are blessings in everything.

Alan Cohen


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

Having an attitude of gratitude is a great way to live.

Mevely317 said...

Borrowing from the title of a favorite book … Simple Abundance. It's simple, really. I love the idea of gratitude strengthening and growing like a muscle.

betty said...

It is always good to live a life of gratitude. It is also good to remember that it is a muscle that can be strengthened the more we use it, the more we are grateful :)


Chatty Crone said...

I had lost or misplaced my eye drops yesterday for an eye infection that I really needed. I looked everywhere - I found them today - I am so grateful!

jack69 said...

Ifind myself second guessing. I was sure I commented on this one, but Sherry says huh uh. LOL
Grateful? oh yes, We were behind a traffic incident on the way down that could have included us, but we are grateful that a lot of cars scrambled all over the interstate-95 but none touched and none flipped. OH YES 'tis a good feeling that GRATEFUL thing.
Love ya
Sherry & jack.... finally in Florida!

Buttercup said...

It's been the great lesson of my life -- cultivating an attitude of gratitude. I still fall down on the job, but it's definitely the best part of my life. It's hard to be unhappy when I remember all that I have been blessed with.