What if today we were just grateful for everything?

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What if today we were just grateful for everything

What if today we were just grateful for everything? What if? How cool would think so. How awesome would that be? Not just thank you for the good. Like noticing the little things – the blue sky, the lack of rain, the trees, the light that changes when you get there so you don’t have to wait. Being grateful for everything. Realising that everything plays a part in forming us into who we are. So, how about next time I have to wait for the light to change I try and be grateful to have to practice patience. How about next time someone is upset with me I’m grateful that I learn to either be quiet or how to respectfully be assertive. How about the next time something really bothers me I’m grateful for the lessons I can learn. I don’t think it’ll just happen. I think the attitude is one I want to develop. One I want to live with. I’m trying to notice and say ‘thank you’ for all the little things. I’m not yet very good at it. I want it to be a part of my day. The ‘yay, the sky is blue’ dance. The hooray, I get to run in the rain! I want to be grateful for the little things. For the good things. And for the negative. For although I hate the negative, being grateful can only help me. And it reminds me, this quote, of all the random acts of kindness people do. How being open to what can be allows what can be to come to you. Someone was saying on her blog recently about energy. I liked what she had to say. For being open allows it to come to you. I don’t necessarily live with it. I want to though. I want to be open to all the possibilities life can bring. I need options that I don’t have. I want to be open to them so that the options that don’t yet exist can fall into my lap. For they can. They really and truly can. I need career options. Studying options. Options for getting help. Options I don’t have at the moment. I want to be open to possibility. And, to be grateful. Grateful for everything. For everything that is. For everything that isn’t. For all the possibilities. What if today we were just grateful for everything? What if? How awesome would that be?

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I definitely didn’t plan on this ramble 🙂

And, do I post this now or leave it till tomorrow so that I won’t have posted 3 posts in the same day??? I wouldn’t have posted the rainbow pictures if I knew I’d write other posts. The post about culture, I planned on being much more of a rant about how society is a cult, and it being a private post. Oh well, I’m just going to post this now. Post 3 for the day.

Love, light and glitter! I so need to create a love, light and glitter image.

Eliza

30 thoughts on “Quote for the day – gratitude

  1. I was surprised today to see so many posts by you, but you did what felt right and in this case, I see nothing wrong with that.

    This is such a great post. I definitely agree with you and am working on a similar outlook on life. I plan on writing about gratitude and appreciation tomorrow, so it was interesting to read your take on the topic.

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    1. I’m looking forward 🙂 It wasn’t something I intended on writing. Someone shared the image with me and I thought I’d share it for a quote for the day. And then I ended up rambling… (yet again???) and if I leave it for another day, that day could just be the day that I posted 5 other posts…. I guess I post lots around the same time, for yesterday I posted on my reasons to live blog too, and that is something I don’t do that often. When you’re bored let me know!
      Love, light and glitter….. I hope today brought awesomeness your way

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  2. Well, Thursday is a perfect day to feel grateful for everything and get some perspective. I am glad I don’t live in Syria, I always have enough to eat, we had enough money to pay for the heating to be fixed and I have a new work contract next week. K x

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  3. There are people who every night, before they go to bed, they try and find at least 5 things to be thankful for that day. One could go further and write them down and put them in a jar, pinned on a board or somewhere special, like your scrapbook for example.

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    1. Although I don’t always do it, I aim to write a list of what I’m grateful for every night. It’d be cool to make a scrapbook. Though in a sense that’s what my reasons to live site is too, the things I’m grateful for.

      Thank you for being here.

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  4. In the present world of tress, disappointment, uncertainty, sadness, failure, we all need an inner strength to work with,a path to getting strengthen is to take a journal of good happens around us through the mechanism of gratitude – a suppressing tablet.

    When ever we are down,we look through our the journal of events that make us happy in the time past,if those happy events happened than,we can still have such a wonderful moment again, because life is in phrases.which make it very unwise to to draw a conclusion on a singular phrase of life.

    If you are sad today, don’t give up, you can be the happiest person tomorrow.life is such amoebic in nature, meaning that it has no permanent shape….
    Love your post with the whole of my heart, great job,am happy to be around.

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to read and reply. I appreciate it! I love the idea of a happiness journal to look through. Yup, nothing is permanent.

      I hope today brings sunshine your way

      Love, light and glitter

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  5. The more, the merrier … this is great insight and perfect as the U.S. gets ready to celebrate Thanksgiving Day … though many look at the day as the prelude to Black Friday (and forget all manners as they dash out the door, even on Thanksgiving Day afternoon, to catch the sales) – sigh.

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