I agree. Gratitude is a strong attitude and principle that I believe contains powers yet unleashed. How often can you find an opportunity to give thanks for throughout your day? Can you be appreciative of the bad stuff along with the good that comes along? Do you show gratitude for waking up in the morning or for living through the day past?
Thanksgiving comes more than once a year; it’s as often as you call it to mind.
My husband and I are blessed with the ability to travel. In November he finished up an 18-month contract that kept him away from our home in Wisconsin. We celebrated those last few days of his employment in Illinois by staying in a hotel, and then drove over 600 miles to visit his brother and wife in Oklahoma. We were home for 36 hours before we hopped on a plane to spend the next 6 days (over the Thanksgiving holiday) at our daughter and son-in-law’s just outside Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Wait – I’m not finished yet!
And then we flew down to Orlando for a few fun-filled days that was truly to be the homecoming celebration. During that time in Florida we took an afternoon drive up to Gainesville to visit one of my aunt and uncle’s.
Now, I’m not saying this to show how rich we are to take this much time off and go traipsing around the country, because the truth of the matter is that we struggle from paycheck to paycheck like most folks. But I am telling this story to show how the attitude of gratitude played a huge role in allowing us to have this dream trip and on a limited budget. Even my aunt said it was like a dream when we were there.
It is my belief when your inner compass is set to your true North, your passion, or to what makes you happy, you allow more gratitude, appreciation, and love into your life. Whether you offer up prayers, meditate, or say daily affirmations, you open up Heaven and the Universe to you, your Self.
The sun is shining as I re-read what I wrote above; it is a new day!
Affirmations is certainly another post for another day, however, I’ll share with you the one I’ve been saying whenever I think of it: I have more than enough money to pay my bills and to do the things I love – and want -- to do. Those simple words have made it possible to keep the gratitude at the forefront of my day and be not only appreciative to the dollars in my (our) pocket, but for everything else in my life. I’ve been sharing this affirmation statement with everyone, mainly because it’s working and bringing me peace of mind.
Can you come up with your own affirmation of gratitude and appreciation? Would you be willing to share it? Hit the comment link if you do.
Have a wonderfully blessed day.
“Next to excellence is the appreciation of it”
~William Makepeace Thackeray
Peggy Lee Hanson, personal transition guide and mentor, is expert at compassionately helping those suffering loss of any proportion, especially through unemployment. Using proven strategies and support, she teaches how to move quickly and easily through current or impending life-changing moments so that you can have the life you are meant -- and deserve -- to live.
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