Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Gratitude

When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them. Chinese Proverb

This is Thanksgiving week, a tradition for giving thanks that began many years ago. This time of year has a way of reminding people that they have something to be thankful for. And that's good. We need reminding. But what about the other 51 weeks each year? Much of that time, we're so busy focusing on what we don't have that we forget to see what we do have, much less to give thanks for it. How different our world would be if we spent some time each day being grateful.

If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily.
Gerald Good


Gratitude has the power to transform, to make things new. Our thoughts produce energy, and we manifest in our lives that which we entertain in our thinking. Have you ever heard it said that what we focus on becomes greater, and what we ignore diminishes? That's one reason why we have so much negative stuff in our lives. We focus on it, worry and fret about it, and give our energy to it. How about if we turned that around, brought the good stuff to the forefront--some of that is always present--and expressed gratitude for it.

Give thanks for a little, and you will find a lot. The Hausa of Nigeria

Grateful thinking can turn negative situations into positive ones. If you want more abundance in your life, better health and healing, happier relationships, more rewarding work, or if there's any area of your life in which you would like to see positive change, then focus your mind and heart on gratitude for whatever you have now, and your good will multiply. Universal law says that like attracts like. Giving thanks daily will change your energy, and the universe will hear your vibration and reply in kind. A grateful heart builds on itself, and with practice, more of what you want will manifest in your life.

If the only prayer you said in your life was "Thank You", that would suffice. Meister Eckhart

We live by habit--some good, some not so good. Why not make a conscious effort to develop a gratitude attitude habit, and watch some joy slip into your life. Smiles will replace the frowns.

Thank you for being an important part of the universe.

Marilyn

1 comment:

  1. Hi Marilyn,

    What a beautiful post! I'm so glad I stumbled on it and will subscribe to your blog and keep reading! Blessings and joy,

    Amanda

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