Thursday, April 20, 2017

Thankful Thursday - Thank-you

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough and more. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.  Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow." Melonie Beattie. 

When I acknowledge those things in my life I'm grateful for, something amazing happens. My focus on what I don't have and wish I did have, suddenly shifts to my being totally thankful for everything I do have - the little things, the everyday things, the things I sometimes take for granted. 

That struggle inside that is sometimes torturous because I'm looking at what others have that I don't - suddenly stops.

Saying thank you for the small things, the everyday things, the neat things in my life that I do have, comes with incredible benefits. It puts me in a happy place,  a more positive, and calm place. With every whisper of thanks, my mood lifts. And I can breath. I can relax. I can let go.

And another neat thing - the more gratitude I express the more more amazing things come into my life.  

So today, here's to shouting thanks for all the incredible awesome things in my life and in yours and keeping the focus on that.  

Happy Thursday, Guys.


5 comments:

Connie said...

Focusing on what we have to be grateful for instead of dwelling on problems definitely makes for a brighter, happier day. Hope you have a great week!

Kim@stuffcould.... said...

Amen! I find that to be a better life with gratitude! Than being bitter, jealous, envy....are so negative life's

DUTA said...

Well put! I totally agree with your words. I would specify ,though, that it is God that we should be grateful and thankful to for all the things we have.

The Reader's Tales said...
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The Reader's Tales said...

Simply beautiful, Nikki. It is very important to be grateful. And enjoy everything we have. Often it is the little things that bring more joy (such as a lovely walk in the woods, bake a cake, read a book... and so on). Have a nice weekend ahead :)