“Dear old world’, she murmured, ‘you are very lovely, and I am glad to be alive in you.” L.M.Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
Gratitude is a healing, positive emotion. As Charles Dickens said “Reflect upon your present blessings — of which every man has many — not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”
We all have many things to be grateful for, and most we take for granted.
Many people are waking up today unable to see this beautiful morning, and it is not weather dependent.
Even when going through difficult times in life there are many things to be grateful for and below are just some –
Your sense of hearing
Your sense of taste and smell
Your warm bed that you left this morning
The roof over your head
Your first meal of the day
Your family and friends
The nature outside your doorstep
Your legs to move you about
The air you breath
Life’s challenges, that allow personal growth
It is too easy to take things for granted, when blessings abound.
Notice simple pleasures, be thankful and acknowledge all that you receive with grace.
“I didn’t expect to recover from my second operation but since I did, I consider that I’m living on borrowed time. Every day that dawns is a gift to me and I take it in that way. I accept it gratefully without looking beyond it. I completely forget my physical suffering and all the unpleasantness of my present condition and I think only of the joy of seeing the sun rise once more and of being able to work a little bit, even under difficult conditions.” – Henri Matisse