Gratitude – One Of The Most Powerful Tools We Have

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
― Marcel Proust

Gratitude is one of the most powerful forces in our lives.  It has the power to eclipse negativity and to transform it.  It has the power to show us the beauty present in our own lives and to remind us to thank those who make our lives what they are.  What are you grateful for today?
Living a grateful life doesn’t require that you thank people profusely for every single thing they do, it’s a life of little but meaningful actions.  A quick thanks there and there to the people or even the forces that have helped you along your journey expresses your gratitude perfectly.   Two or three minutes of silent reflection in the morning or the evening also allows you to silently share gratitude and reflect on your day or life.  There is so much of our lives we can find gratitude in.

Gratitude, Power of Gratitude, Susan Cox, Minding the Soul, Kent, Rochester

People like to be appreciated and so the gratitude spreads, improving the days of everyone.  This reflection also allows you to celebrate the good in your day and embrace gratitude’s transformational power over negative events.
Family, friends and strangers – all of these can improve our days by giving us things to be grateful for and we can in turn improve theirs by sharing our gratitude with them.
Here is a wonderful gratitude prayer to leave you with.
Love and blessings,
Susan xx
Be Thankful
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 ~

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