Saturday, January 18, 2014

Be Grateful

All too often, we take for things in our life for granted. We forget to be thankful for the people in our lives and the everyday blessings which surround us. We all have something to be grateful for, and it's the expression of gratitude which brings the greatest rewards. Being grateful for even the smallest things empowers our subconscious to appreciate those things and place importance on them. By being thankful for these things, our perception changes and new opportunities reveal themselves in our lives.

"It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light." - Aristotle Onassis

Did you accomplish a difficult task today? Be grateful for it! Thank the universe, thank yourself. Celebrate your achievement, no matter how small. Did you receive a kind word or praise? Embrace it and take a moment to bask in the glory of being appreciated. Thank the person who extended the praise, and take a minute or two to feel good about it. Maybe, you received an unexpected check in the mail or your load was lightened in some way today. Go ahead, be exuberant and say, "Thank you, thank you, thank you!"

"Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship." - Buddha

Taking a moment to be thankful for the things and people in our life helps us view our world from a different perspective. Rather than being discouraged by what we don't have, we learn to find joy and blessings in the things we do have. Free yourself from the limitations of negativity and open yourself up to the positive benefits gained from an attitude of gratitude. Everyone has something to be grateful for, a home, a job, a loved one, a friend, the beauty of our surroundings or even the opportunity to experience one more day.

"Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements." - Napoleon Hill

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