Tomorrow, November 22nd marks another Thanksgiving Day in the books. A day most of us spend with either family or friends or both eating a big meal, stuffing ourselves silly and for the brave – some attempt the Black Friday sales Thursday night to get a jump start on deals.
It tends to be a time when we share with those we care and love for our gratitude for having them in our lives and for the meal we enjoyed and the other good things in our lives. It’s a great time of the year to reflect on our lives and give thanks for all we have; our health, our money, our jobs, our family, friends, etc.
Many years ago in my own personal development journey (which I’m always on), I came across a few books that spoke highly of the importance of giving thanks everyday for everything you possibly can in any given moment and the significant impact it would have on my life. I’ve always been a grateful person for the things and people in my life but until I read these books and started applying it to my daily life, I didn’t understand the impact it would have on me.
It has helped me see things differently, appreciate more things and be more aware of things to appreciate. It has definitely made a positive impact on my life both personally and professionally and I am grateful for that.
In the spirit of the season, I want to thank each of you who read my blog, shop our store, share your friendship with me and my husband, for my friends, my family, business owners, community leaders, visitors and residents of Mt. Pleasant and surrounding communities.
I APPRECIATE YOU EACH AND EVERY DAY!! THANK YOU!!
thought provoking words from Louise Hay’s website.
My dear friend, Daniel Peralta, contributed to my book Gratitude: A Way of Life a number of years ago and wrote the following wonderful thoughts about gratitude.
When you express gratitude, you raise the vibrations around you to a higher frequency. You create positive energy that emanates out from you and returns to you as wonderful experiences. You become magnetic. Good things and good people gravitate toward you because you’re such a joy and delight to be around.
An attitude of gratitude is naturally attractive. It has the power to turn challenges into possibilities, problems into solutions, and losses into gains. It shifts the energy. It expands our vision and allows us to see what might normally be invisible to someone with a limiting attitude.
Gratitude is a prayer for goodness to abound. I think the words “ thank you” are two of the most beautiful words in the language. They can light up someone’s face and help the other person know that he or she is appreciated. It opens the doors to our hearts and allows us to feel connected.
Let’s spend as many moments as we can every day being grateful for all the good that’s in our lives.
Until next time 🙂 Angela