Friday, June 14, 2013

Being Thankful


"Thank you for the world so sweet.
Thank you for the food we eat.
Thank you for the birds that sing.
Thank you, God, for everything."
-Author Unknown

The above child's mealtime blessing is, in my opinion, the mindset we should have every day, no matter what's going on in our lives.  If we did, I feel the world would be a much better place for us all.

Here are some more thankful quotes I'd like to share with you:

"...let the thankful heart
sweep through the day and,
as the magnet finds the iron,
so it will find, in every hour,
some heavenly blessings."
-Henry Ward Beecher

" live gratitude is to touch Heaven."
-Johannes A. Gaertner

"Some people are always grumbling
because roses have thorns;
I am thankful that thorns have roses."
-Alphonse Karr

"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy;
they Are the charming gardeners
who make our souls blossom."
-Marcel Proust

"We should all be thankful for those people
who rekindle the inner spirit."
-Albert Schweitzer

People like the ones mentioned above who come to my mind are:

-Joel Osteen who empowers people with his sermons, emails, and his books.
-Mike Dooley who uplifts people through his books, emails, and workshops.

"Gratitude means to recognize the good in your life,
be thankful for whatever you have...You are blessed."

Joe Vitale tells the story of how his being thankful for a simple pencil took him from poverty to wealth.

The Magic by Rhonda Byrne shows the importance of gratitude.  This life-changing book is one of my favorites.

Years ago, I started keeping a daily gratitude journal which Oprah Winfrey suggested doing on her show.  It has had a positive impact on my life.

Positive thought: "People who have the most fulfilling lives
are the ones who are always rejoicing at what they have."
-Richard Carlson
Thanks for visiting!  Until next Sunday, Becky

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