I really needed this today - I am a very grateful person and tell people that a lot. I just am not very good at being grateful for me and my strengths. I am very blest to have the same kind of job - in fact I am headed outdoors to the deck to begin my work assignment for today - my self-evaluation! My first step will be to do make a list of what I am most grateful about me!
I was really blessed reading this article and feeling guilty for complaining so much. These last 14 years have been a whirlwind for me, and I need to refocus my attitude to one of gratitude on a daily basis where I don't have to feel guilty. Praise GOD that HE never leaves us.
For years I have kept a BLESSING BOX - when a special blessing would come my way, I'd jot it down and deposit it there. On those times when I was feeling less than blessed, It always brought a smile to my face to pull out one of those blessings and relive it again.
Every night I write in my gratitude journal just before turning out the light. I chose three things. One always is related to my body and the other two can be anything! It is a practice that helps me stay balanced.
My life seemed to be crashing all around me today. I read this article and life took on a new look! There is so much to be thankful for - my mom, my 2 daughters and my favorite nephew! Thanks for the reminder!
I have noticed this in life but didn't really put it to thought untill now !! My niece just yesterday was talking about how bad she feels. She went to the doctor and all they could find was a low potassium level. I began telling her how if she had a more positive attitude she would feel better. I explained she should take a walk everyday, gave thanks for the things around her, etc. She said she would. Let's keep our fingers crossed ! (This is not a new attitude for her she is this way most of the time )
My husband and I have a lot to be grateful for. We need to remember that. Something not so great happened the other day and I was not too upset. My husband on the other hand was freaking out. I reminded him that we have the means to take care of the problem and we need to be grateful for that instead of getting upset over it.
Thank you so much! This came at just the right time! (something to be thankful for!)
2/23/2013 8:04:59 AM
I am a huge believer in the power of gratitude and thinking positively. Always looking for what's right instead of what's wrong. My husband is the opposite and it drives me crazy. You choose how you feel and how you think. Choose wisely.
2/2/2013 9:03:38 PM
In ALL things give thanks for this is the will of God. I journal every day and have noticed that anytime I begin with complaints it always turns to blessings by the end of my entry. God is so good!!!
I believe in the benefits of gratitude. I went through a rough period of time at my job. I found it very difficult to find anything positive and it was having an impact on my life outside work. My husband started emailing "blessing letters" to me at work which listed small and large blessings in our lives. These emails were heartfelt and touched me to "happy" tears many times. I soon began replying back to him listing blessings of my own. Eventually it became a daily ritual of ours. We have since moved on from that job and we have stopped doing this daily email, but I saved printed copies of each email. Perhaps now is the time for me to revisit them.
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