Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Giving Thanks.

This is what I'm most grateful for, my family!

I love Thanksgiving.  It's so nice to have the day off from work, spend time with my family and relax.  It also seems to initiate a kinder gentler way of treating each other.   For this one day in the United States people seem to have a little more patience and caring.  Everybody just seems a little bit nicer because they have taken the time to reflect on the good in their life.

Just think what our lives would be like if we could carry that mentality and attitude every day of the year, not just on this special day. 

I read a lot of books by folks who look at life a little bit differently than the masses.  From Entrepreneurs to deep thinkers/philosophers.  I always seem to take away at least one positive piece of advice from each one of them.  I also try to surround myself with people who are not only successful, but more importantly positive and happy.

One habit I've picked up is the practice of being grateful.  Every day, and I mean every single day, before I get out of bed I spend a few moments reflecting on the things I'm grateful for.  There are several reasons I do this.  One is because I believe in the Law of Attraction.  Simply stated, the LOA says that what you think (positive OR negative) the Universe returns back.  It's exciting to think that if I spend time really thinking about all the good things in my life, the universe will return to me even more.  From how much my life has changed since discovering this, I have to say I'm a big believer that this is real.

The other reason is that it sets the tone for the day to come.  When I wake up I have the choice to focus on the things I'm stressed out or worried about, or I can say a prayer of thanks for the positive things in my life.  I really believe that light obliterates dark, and in the same way, positivity obliterated negativity.  You just can't feel bad when you focus on the good in your life.

I hope this post doesn't come across as preachy.  What I do hope is that anybody reading this makes a conscience decision each and every day to be grateful for the good they have in their life.  Not just on this one day that we set aside to do just that.    Happy Thanksgiving, I'm grateful that all of you are in my life.

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