Thursday, March 7, 2013

Gratitude—My Intimate Friend

By The Happy Chance

This month commemorates my 1-year anniversary of living in Gratitude.  Whatever does that mean?  It means making a commitment to viewing life through the eyes of appreciation, from the small simple things to the larger things, to seeking out the good in trouble areas of your life.

Alex Haley, the author of Roots once said, “Find the good and praise it.”  That in itself is Gratitude.  Gratitude honors the good in life and draws out the joy that would otherwise get lost in the details of day-to-day living.  The New Living Translation Bible states:

              But giving thanks is a sacrifice that truly honors me.
If you keep to my path,
I will reveal to you the salvation of God (Psalm 50:23).

And truly, living in Gratitude is a path to joy, to inner peace.  I was so fortunate to come across The Magic during a time in my life when I needed something greater than myself to help me through various issues.  From The Magic, a book that teaches about Gratitude, I learned that Gratitude was more than the empty thank yous that I uttered out of politeness.  The Magic provides a 28-day exercise that instructs you on true Gratitude living.  And when going through the 28-days of Gratitude exercises, it really transformed my life.  Before reading The Magic, I was living a great life, but I was focusing so much on the nonsense that I couldn’t see it.  And after practicing The Magic, life got so much even better.

Gratitude is so much more than the polite thank yous.  After the 28-day Gratitude journey, I continued on with my Gratitude walk because I learned that living in Gratitude is a life-long journey.  Every moment that I live in Gratitude, I grow a stronger and more intimate relationship with Gratitude and love and all that is beautiful and endearing in my life and world.  Gratitude is my loving and intimate friend.  And I so welcome her into my life.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!


Post a Comment

Custom blog design by Blogger Boutique using elements from Verena Karolyi's "A Fresh Day" kit.