~Always Room for Gratitude~

It’s easy to complain about the bad things in life. It’s easy to be negative, to give in to pity parties, and count our losses instead of our blessings.

Today I want to challenge you to take a moment today to think about what you are grateful for. It doesn’t matter if they’re big or small things. Could be anything from someone offering to pay for your coffee this morning to getting a hug from your kid(s) before they left for school. Knowing that a deadline at work has been met and now you can breathe again. Or getting to hold your loved ones hand one last time as they took their final breath.

Gratitude isn’t something we should only feel one month out of the year, it is something we should experience every day. Does this include the bad things in life? Absolutely! If I’ve lost you, let me explain why…

Every day we all experience, at some point to some degree, a bad incident, hurt feelings, anger, etc. We can choose to let that ruin our day or we can choose to find the sunshine through the clouds.

Be like a sunflower, keep your face toward the sun and the shadows will always fall behind you. Count your blessings!

Be Thankful

Be Thankful

Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire.
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?

Be thankful when you don’t know something,
for it gives you the opportunity to learn.

Be thankful for the difficult times.
During those times you grow.

Be thankful for your limitations,
because they give you opportunities for improvement.

Be thankful for each new challenge,
because it will build your strength and character.

Be thankful for your mistakes.
They will teach you valuable lessons.

 

Be thankful when you’re tired and weary,
because it means you’ve made a difference.

It’s easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who
are also thankful for the setbacks.

Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles,
and they can become your blessings.

~Author Unknown