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Old 01-18-2013, 08:54 AM
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Gratitude

Friday, January 18, 2013

You are reading from the book The Language of Letting Go

Gratitude

Sometimes in life, things happen too fast. We barely solve one problem when two new problems surface. We're feeling great in the morning, but we're submerged in misery by nightfall.

Every day we face interruptions, delays, changes, and challenges. We face personality conflicts and disappointments. Often when we're feeling overwhelmed, we can't see the lessons in these experiences.

One simple concept can get us through the most stressful of times. It's called gratitude. We learn to say, thank you, for these problems and feelings. Thank you for the way things are. I don't like this experience, but thank you anyway.

Force gratitude until it becomes habitual. Gratitude helps us stop trying to control outcomes. It is the key that unlocks positive energy in our life. It is the alchemy that turns problems into blessings, and the unexpected into gifts.

Today, I will be grateful. I will start the process of turning today's pain into tomorrow's joy.
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:37 PM
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Gratitude has made all the difference in my life. I try to say "thank you" every day for all the blessings God has given me.

But sometimes I need to remember when things go wrong...for example, if I am having a bad day where things just don't go right, perhaps I have a dispute over a bill and am frustrated, or someone says something that really annoys me...I find saying "If THAT's the worst thing that happens to me today, thank you God!".

If I can't change my circumstance, I change my attitude to gratitude and it always makes my day better.

Thanks for the reminder, LMN, I'm grateful for you posting these messages each day.

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Indeed wise words. Thank you for posting.
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I'm grateful you post on SR,LMN.......
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awe, Thank you Vale. I, too, am grateful for you and the many people that God has brought into my life...even via the internet.
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