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Attitude of Gratitude

It’s very easy to lose track of our days and start to take things for granted.  I don’t about you, but it certainly feels like time is just speeding away.  Of late, I’ve felt the need to slow down and give thanks.  Maybe it’s the change in weather, maybe it’s the approach of the holidays, maybe it’s because of all the eye opening life events that I’ve experienced recently.  I don’t know exactly why, but many times  recently, I have had the need to give my thanks and humble myself before God.

I have been practicing having an attitude of gratitude for a few years.  This is one of those practices that I’ve found that has helped me get a better perspective on life.  Practicing thankfulness makes me slow down and take notice of all the people, events, and things that surround me.  Finding the blessings hidden within my sometimes chaotic life helps to ground, stabilize, and center me.   Being thankful helps to lessen my worries especially in times such as these, when not only are the hours and days
flying by at warp speed, but especially when it is feeling like many people I care about is also under extreme pressure.

By finding and acknowledging the blessings that I have in my life–my problems seem less ominous.  It keeps my worries at bay because being thankful makes me take notice of what is truly important in life.

I highly recommend you try this.

Take a few minutes to step back from your schedule and reflect back on all the things you can be thankful for.  Find 10 things to be thankful for.  These can be small things.  What is important is that there is significance in the subject for you.  For example, I am so thankful to hear my children’s laughter every day.  The innocence and pure joy that I hear from their laugh makes me smile and reassures me that life is good.  Or, I am thankful that I found a nice picture to include in this blog.  LOL!

Thank you for giving the Attitude of Gratitude practice a chance.  Keep at it.  Find something to be thankful for each and every day.  You will find that the more you do this, the more your blessings list will grow.  Positive thoughts bring positive outcome.  Life is too short not to take notice of all the gifts we’ve been given.

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. 

~G.K. Chesterton

Many thanks to you and I wish you bliss in your life.  Till the next time…