Thursday, August 6, 2015

Life and Gratitude

Today I am in a grateful mood. For so many reasons I am reminded how important it is to examine my life and appreciate where I was born, my life accomplishments, great friends and experiences. Coincidentally, one of my favorite reads hit my inbox the other day to help me define my gratitude. I have shared Marc and Angel's posts in the past but this one seemed appropriate for this week. There is a list of 12 items to help you as well if you are so inclined. Just follow the links.

1.  The more you are in a state of gratitude, the more you will attract things to be grateful for.

  • Be grateful for what you have, and you’ll end up having more.
  • Focus on what you don’t have, and you’ll never have enough.

2.  Being happy won’t always make you grateful, but being grateful will always make you happy.

  • It’s nearly impossible to sincerely appreciate a moment and frown about it at the same time.
  • To be happy right now doesn’t mean you don’t desire more, it means you’re grateful for what you have and patient for what’s yet to come.

3.  Gratitude fosters true forgiveness, which is when you can sincerely say, “Thank you for that experience.”

  • It makes no sense to condemn or regret an important life lesson.
  • Gratitude makes sense of yesterday, brings peace to the present, and creates a positive vision for tomorrow.
The entire list of 12 here.

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**another dear friend has left for a better place this week. I am grateful that he finally was peaceful and pain free. I am grateful that he was my friend. His smile and good humor sustained me in very difficult times. Pierogi and Spaetzle await, God Bless You Zip!

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