Gratitude reminder

I have been quiet online for awhile now.  Today as I read another blogger, I realised I have missed this space, and even if it is not reaching hundreds of people, writing these blogs actually helps to remind me of the good things.  Writing these blogs and finding treasures to share is actually an important part of my life.  It takes the focus from myself and lifts it higher.  My desire has always been to encourage others and I hope that the blog will continue to do so.

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It is funny, but it is like we need to be constantly reminded to give thanks. The world keeps telling us to have more, to be better, to look better, if only you do more… and among all that it is easy to forget what we do have. Then I find I am on a slippery slope. Being thankful is not always easy, but it is so important for our well-being.

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Here are some excerpts from the blog I read today, may it encourage you too…

“A few months ago, I was sitting in my office, stressing out about life. My heart was racing, my stomach felt hollow, and I couldn’t understand why. I took a deep breath, closed my eyes, and forced myself to sit in the quiet.

I was struck with the reality that I had been chasing things and influence and money. I was worried about everything and grateful for nothing

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As my tiny glass was filling to the brim with love, family, and soul-filling work, I had traded it in for a bigger cup. I was super-sizing my way through a never-enough culture until I felt as hollow as the bucket I was trying to fill…
So I put away the bucket, and I started naming everything I was grateful for. With each whisper of gratitude, the hollow feeling started to go away. My body filled with warmth and tears pooled in my eyes as I quickly became overwhelmed.

When I give thanks for good things in my life, I am filled to overflowing. Love and gratitude spill over into the lives around me.
Gratitude changes everything.”

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