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Simple Quote Of The Week-Gratitude

What a wonderful life I’ve had! I only wish I’d realized it sooner.

– Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

For me, simple gratefulness is like a spiritual happy pill. It is nearly impossible for a grateful state to coexist alongside a depressed state. It has been said that depression has a root in repressed anger.

Gratitude has the power to reverse anger and lead you down a better path. I invite you to set aside  1 minute each day this week to simply go through a list of things you are grateful for.  Here are a few to have on your list:

be grateful for your family.

be grateful for your friends.

be grateful for your job.

be grateful for your  co-workers,

be grateful for where you live.

be grateful for your health.

Let your overflow of gratitude make it a better world for those you encounter. Thank people who have helped you in the past. Thank people that help you today. Be conscious to give credit to others when it’s appropriate.

What other areas of gratitude come to mind that you can add to your list?

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5 Responses to Simple Quote Of The Week-Gratitude

  1. Jeffrey Willius August 6, 2013 at 5:04 pm #

    For what it’s worth, my gratitude list’s in several parts. First, big things that, because I’ve never had to live without them, are easiest to take for granted — peace, freedom, a loving family and reasonably good health top the list.
    Second, lots of smaller, simpler things — from a warm, dry place to sleep, to plenty of food to eat, to every single person I’ve had any interaction with that day (kind words, nods, smiles…) I also think of what a blessing it is that I’m able to notice and celebrate so many of life’s and Nature’s small wonders through my work.
    Then I try to get my mind around how many people in this world lack these blessings.

    • Ron Clendenin August 12, 2013 at 12:34 pm #

      Jeffrey, you are living a conscious life. I know when I’m grateful and practice gratitude I’m more present in the moment and happier.

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