“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough, and more.
It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity…
It turns problems into gifts, failures into success, the unexpected into perfect timing,
and mistakes into important events.
Gratitude makes sense of our past,
brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.”

– Melodie Beattie

Imagine if the word Gratitude was not included in the above quote. Instead, think of a blank ____________ in its place. Go back and re-read the quote picturing the word Gratitude as a blank.

Suppose you had no idea what it was that could bring so much goodness to your life. I am sure you would want to know what it is! You might even be sitting on the edge of your seat waiting to find out what the missing blank is.

I would bet that once you found out what it was (i.e., gratitude) that you might feel a twinge of disappointment. You might be expecting some grandiose “thing” to provide all that it promises.
Why does it have to be difficult? What do people have a hard time accepting that something as simple as gratitude can bring you so much goodness? Can you just accept it and enjoy?

Things that make you go Hmmmmm…

Be Well.

Praise and Celebrate your life

“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.”

– Oprah Winfrey

That more that you are grateful, the more you will receive in which to be grateful. When you feel gratitude in your life, you will notice that there is more for you to be grateful for.

Have you ever noticed that when you are in a REALLY good mood, nothing can bring you down. EVERYTHING seems to be going your way. And the day only gets better!
The same is true about celebrating, and about being grateful, and about being happy, and joyful, and excited, and peppy, and about, well, EVERYTHING! It is so easy to do!

Unfortunately, since it is easy to do, it is easy NOT to do. And therein lies the problem! Too many people don’t do it, or worse, they do the opposite! They focus on the bad, the bleak, the terrible, the unfortunate, the what-ifs that move towards tragedy, and all the negativity that holds one back from enjoying life.

You have a choice. What do you want to think about today?

What an awesome opportunity we have to choose.

Be Well.