Gratitude is the topic of my post today.
Be thankful for everything you have even if you have little. Everything you are and who is part of your life. Everything you feel. Love, admiration, joy, compassion…
We must learn to say Thank you many times a day. I think this is the most important word of all. Saying and showing appreciation for our life, our health, our family, our friends, the food we have in the fridge, the light we get when we turn the switch on… When your start to think about it there are so many things to be thankful.
Fresh air when you go for a walk, beautiful trees and flowers, clean rivers and lakes. The rain , the snow, the wind…Grateful for different seasons although I prefer spring and summer and now it is fall.
In Canada , we celebrate THANKSGIVING on October 14. It can be a good occasion to have a meal with family and spend some time together. Sometimes we like to go away and we need to schedule for another weekend.
I am so thankful for all the good memories I have. Many great trips in many different countries. I am grateful that I can walk, cycle , ski or swim. I am grateful to be me and to learn new things everyday.
When you start to be thankful , you feel different. A few weeks ago, every morning, I started to write my blessings . I don’t think there is a best way to start the day . Saying why I am grateful for those blessings also. It is so easy to incorporate gratitude in our life. I wonder why it is not taught starting in pre-school. I remember teaching a song , in French to my little 3 and 4 years old students.
“MERCI, MERCI , MERCI BEAUCOUP. Merci pour les fleurs, merci pour les arbres et pour le soleil qui brille sur moi.”
It was an easy song saying thank you for flowers, trees and sun.
Learning to be grateful should be something we teach our kids as soon as they can talk. Maybe thanksgiving is the best day to think about gratefulness and start the new habit to write your blessings.
Angeles Arrien says : “Gratitude is a feeling that spontaneously emerges from within. However, it is not simply an emotional response; it is also a choice we make. We can choose to be grateful, or we can choose to be ungrateful—to take our gifts and blessings for granted. As a choice, gratitude is an attitude or disposition.”
“Gratefulness is the key to a happy life that we hold in our hands, because if we are not grateful, then no matter how much we have we will not be happy — because we will always want to have something else or something more.”~ Br. David Steindl-Rast
GRATITUDE eliminates fear, worry, grief, and depression. It brings happiness, clarity, patience, kindness, compassion, understanding, and peace of mind. Gratitude brings solutions to problems and increase the chance to make your dreams a reality.
Small, grateful acts, every day can uplift us, make a difference for others, and help change the world.
Let’s be grateful today and every day of our life.
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