Gratitude, do not forget to say "Thank you"

By
Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker, Conroy, Marable & Holleman

I believe that in order to have a full life, you can not forget to be thankful for all the things that you do have. The big things and the little things.

Sit down, take 5 minutes out of your day, get a pen and a piece of paper and really start thinking about it.

Let's see ....

A house / apartment to live in,

A bed to lay down at night,

food to eat,

a car to drive,

friends,

family,

the list will go on and on, if you really start thinking about what you can be thankful for, it will be a long list. There are so many things. Things we usually do not pay any attention to, because they are just there and have so much become a part of our routine, that we don't even notice them anymore.

Only if you are grateful for what you already have, will you get what you desire. 

 

  

So, I thank God every day ............

Comments (21)

Edith " Edi " Davenport
Coldwell Banker, Conroy, Marable & Holleman - Clarksville, TN
Your Realtor For Life
Rosario : Very well put, it is to often we forget what is really important
Nov 17, 2007 03:25 AM
Sue Melhorn
The Bean Group - Dover, NH
Licensed in NH, ME and FL!
Taking times to smell the roses and being grateful for what you do have just puts it all in perspective doesn't it?  Life truly is short...and we all need to be thankful for what we have no matter how much.  Great post for this time of year!  Thanks for sharing!!
Nov 17, 2007 03:26 AM
Fran Gaspari
Patriot Land Transfer, Inc. - Limerick, PA
"The Title Man" - Title Insurance - PA & NJ

Edi,

I often wonder how many actually count their blessings and are thankful...I fear many see this activity as counterproductive...how sad and very unfortunate...I'll bet we as a nation can measure our abundance by how thankful we have been!!! Thanks,   Fran

Nov 17, 2007 03:28 AM
Harold Watts
Teles Properties - Palm Springs, CA
Palm Springs Real Estate Blog

Edi,

What a wonderful post.   I am grateful for the people the people in my life.  I have been "on hard times" in my life, so I know how lucky I am that I have a roof over my head, and food on the table.

If people would have an "Attitude of Gratitude", the world would be a much better place. 

Nov 17, 2007 03:55 AM
Bret & Meredith Amon
LIV-Sotheby's International Realty - Breckenridge, CO
Breckenridge, Keystone, Silverthorne, Frisco,

This is a great post, Edi.  Imagine what our community would be like if everyone lived by this!

Meredith Amon.  Sotheby's.  Breckenridge, Colorado

Nov 17, 2007 04:11 AM
Edith " Edi " Davenport
Coldwell Banker, Conroy, Marable & Holleman - Clarksville, TN
Your Realtor For Life

Sue: Thank you so much for your comment, smelling the roses is very important :-)

Fran: I believe if we remind ourself of our blessings we will be a whole lot happier, you are right lot's of people do not take the time to do this.

Harold: Sorry you had hard times,( I read your Blog) so glad things turned around for you. Thank you for your comment.

Meredith: If they would, I think it would be a very happy place    

Nov 17, 2007 07:27 AM
Robert L. Brown
www.mrbrownsellsgr.com - Grand Rapids, MI
Grand Rapids Real Estate Bellabay Realty, West Mic
I have to say i thank God for the air i breath. Can you imagine doing without it. Everything else falls behind it. Be Blessed.
Nov 18, 2007 09:20 AM
Diane Aurit
LKN Realty, LLC - Mooresville, NC
Lake Norman Real Estate
Yes, daily gratitude lists are a powerful way to keep a positive attitude no matter what else might be happening!
Nov 19, 2007 04:00 AM
Edith " Edi " Davenport
Coldwell Banker, Conroy, Marable & Holleman - Clarksville, TN
Your Realtor For Life

Robert:   Yes :-)  it does start with the simplest thing, the air we breeze. Thank you.

Diane:  You are right, gratitude makes the bad times a whole lot better 

Nov 19, 2007 04:11 AM
Jane Wallace
HomeSmart Realty - Denver, CO
CRS | SRES, Denver Real Estate
I am Grateful That I live in the USA (Every Day) We are All So Lucky
Nov 21, 2007 06:58 AM
Trey Thurmond
BCR Realtors - College Station, TX
College Station , Texas Homes
I am grateful for being able to read uplifting blogs like this one.
Nov 21, 2007 11:27 AM
Richard Pilla
United Sales Associates Realty, Inc. RJ Pilla, ABR, CRS, GRI - Suffern, NY

So true.

Give thanks and be grateful.

Best Wishes,

Rich

Nov 29, 2007 09:00 AM
Monica Bourgeau
Portland, OR
Business Coaching
Nice reminder, thanks for the post. I agree whole heartedly.
Jan 23, 2008 11:16 AM
Cindy Bryant
Redesign Etc. Home Staging - Houston, TX
"Houston Home Staging Pros"
Sometimes we take these things for granted.  I try not to but I know I do, like having food when I'm hungry, a warm house, money, all the niceties I could ever want, and a great family.
Jan 24, 2008 03:45 PM
Robert L. Brown
www.mrbrownsellsgr.com - Grand Rapids, MI
Grand Rapids Real Estate Bellabay Realty, West Mic
You must have a"thankful heart". God will know because he knows our hearts. Everyone one of us.
Jan 28, 2008 02:14 AM
Monica Bourgeau
Portland, OR
Business Coaching
Nice reminder, thanks for the post.
Feb 05, 2008 11:42 AM
Don Wixom
RE/MAX Executives Nampa, ID - Nampa, ID
"Looking out for your next move..."tm
Edi...  I love this!  "Count your blessings, name them one by one..." I'm breaking out in song!
Feb 12, 2008 04:17 PM
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth
Edi, I believe gratefulness is one of the "keys" to a happy life.
Feb 13, 2008 12:14 AM
Robert L. Brown
www.mrbrownsellsgr.com - Grand Rapids, MI
Grand Rapids Real Estate Bellabay Realty, West Mic
I try to remember to say in the midst of it all thank you God for what you've given me. I need to say it more often.
Feb 13, 2008 12:17 AM
Shannon Partin
Stewart Approved Title, Inc. - Kissimmee, FL

Thank you.  This was an extremely inspiring post!

Have a great day!!!!!!!

Feb 19, 2008 12:53 PM