Posted by: Darlene DeStefano on 06/28/2017

Creating an Attitude of GRATITUDE

Creating an Attitude of GRATITUDE

“This I know for sure - we can always find something to complain about”. When we travel we complain about lumpy beds, delayed flights, crowded airports and even the food. Yet if we stay home, we complain that we never go anywhere interesting and there’s never anything good on TV. 


We often take for granted the things we receive on a regular basis.


When life gets tough and we feel we have been thrown a huge curve ball, it is all too easy to see our cup 1/2 empty. Yet if we look at what was, is, or will be, because of that curve ball, we can see our cup 1/2 full. There is a difference and in giving thanks it is up to each of us to work at always seeing our cup at least 1/2 full. 


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. 

For it is during those times that you grow.


Be thankful for your limitations, 

because they give you room 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's 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.


A few years back, I wrote a book called “Spirit Talks” - Me and Mr. E. In this book are a number of life teachings. Here is the one on Gratitude.


GRATITUDE - That which one can conceivably feel to the depths of the soul from the darkness to the most loving of all light. Gratitude is an aspect of love, and therefore in the purest form gratitude is unconditional. True, pure gratitude can be felt for every experience in life. For EVERY person, place, or thing.  To be filled with gratitude is to be thankful for all things in your life, the good and the not so good. Even in the darkest and most challenging of times during your life, you need to appreciate the lesson that this period of time presents to you. In considering the experience you have had and the learning or wisdom you have gained, if you can be filled with gratitude for these lessons and experiences, you can actually feel yourself being enveloped in that loving light. Being grateful for all things in your life makes you a better person.


Living in Gratitude is a continual process. It’s not easy and yes it takes work, but it’s so worth the effort. 


Gratitude will help you to . . .

Deepen your spiritual connection.


Develop a sense of purpose.


Attain deeper levels of inner peace and harmony.

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