Thankful Thursdays…Gratitude and Peace
Being grateful is not just about saying Thank you. We’re taught to do that when we’re toddlers.
Being grateful takes thought…it means recognizing the people, experiences, things, and achievements in our lives that bring us joy.
Being grateful is also an art we can develop and make a habit. It’s learning to find the positive where others may see all that’s wrong.
It is also the International Day of Peace. It’s sad to think that there are countries where the children there have never known what it is like to live in peace.
Being grateful for our lives and the people in them opens our minds and hearts to seeing the world around us in a more positive way. We become more accepting of the small irritants we encounter.
We’re more willing to accept those who are different or who think differently than we do.
What am I grateful for today?
~I am grateful for today’s technology that allows me to keep in touch with out-of-state friends
~I am grateful that I grew up in a time when kindness and civility were the norm
~I am grateful for my family and friends and for the good health they have
~I am grateful that I have so much to be grateful for
Gratitude turns what we have into enough.
When you recognize and appreciate what you have, you find inner peace. Your inner soul, which you project to others makes those around you want to find the peace and joy you’ve found.
What are you grateful for today???