Someone once said that ‘no duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks’ and I want to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone who has been following this blog for the past two months, you have made what I put on this blog all the more worthwhile. There is really nothing like gratitude unexpressed. If it is unexpressed, it is plain, old-fashioned ingratitude so from the bottom of my heart I say thank you.
The topic of gratitude is one most of my favourites so I have decided that I will be putting a lot more articles and quotes about gratitude on my blog.
“You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life. And you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law: the more you have and are grateful for, the more will be given you.” — Sarah Ban Breathnach
“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” — William Arthur Ward
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.
– Author Unknown
“God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say ‘thank you?’” — William A. Ward
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