I will be the first to admit it is easier to be thankful on some days than on others. Heck, sometimes life is so hard
that it feels impossible to be thankful just once during an entire year. In some ways, this year has been one of the worst of my life, and in other ways, this year has been one of the best of my life. I struggle to remember to see my life as half-full when it’s so obviously half-empty.
Sometimes it takes commitment to an attitude of gratitude to feel thankful. When life sucks, I try to remember two things. I remember that no matter how bad life gets, being thankful for any little thing has never, ever, made a day, or a year, worse. I also remember that no matter how good life gets, being thankful has never, ever, made a day, or a year, worse.
There is always something to be thankful for. Find that one thing, and give thanks for it today. Tomorrow, find one new thing, and give thanks for it. At the end of the week, you’ll have seven things to be thankful for. In 52 weeks, you’ll have 364 things to be thankful for.
Make a commitment to feel thankful every day, and you will foster within yourself an attitude of gratitude.
Being thankful always makes your life better. Whatever is going on in your life, wherever life has taken you, you are right where you need to be at this moment. If you don’t know why, figure it out. Once you learn the lesson, you’ll be ready to move on.
Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.
Life Is Honest, Open and True: Practicing thankfulness can help you understand what you need to learn. When you have learned it, you can move forward.
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