I am delighted to announce that I have a guest post on Corinne’s blog, Everyday Gyaan today as part of her Living Gratitude Series. She will be featuring some great bloggers with their views on gratitude along with resources to help you focus on the attitude of gratitude.
I am blown away by her wonderful introduction to me and I don’t mind confessing I shed a few tears.
“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” Cicero
“If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.” Meister Eckhart
Please may I invite you to head over to Corinne’s blog and read my post…
Gratitude – the key to true happiness
Thank you for inviting me, Corinne. I am honored to be here today as part of your Living Gratitude series.
When I was going through a tough time at one point in my life, my Mother suggested we play a quick game. She said, let’s take a sheet of paper each and quickly list all the things we’re grateful for, till date. For good measure, we gave ourselves 3 minutes. I was overwhelmed to realize that my list kept growing. I was even more overwhelmed to see my Mom’s list.
From that day on, whenever I feel low, I quickly list ten things I am grateful for. And just the sight of that list has me feeling great again. It is now a happy habit my son also practices.
Practice is key with gratitude.
And gratitude the key to happiness.
And here’s a beautiful poem I’d like to share with you
Be Thankful ~ Author Unknown
Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire,
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?
Be thankful when you don’t know something
For it gives you the opportunity to learn.
Be thankful for the difficult times.
During those times you grow.
Be thankful for your limitations
Because they give you opportunities for improvement.
Be thankful for each new challenge
Because it will build your strength and character.
Be thankful for your mistakes
They will teach you valuable lessons.
Be thankful when you’re tired and weary
Because it means you’ve made a difference.
It is easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are
also thankful for the setbacks.
Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles
and they can become your blessings.
Today, I am grateful that you are here.
What are you grateful for, dear friends?