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the Art of … Gratitude – part II

The Art of Gratitude- Part II

So? How did your month go? Were you able to consciously be grateful every day?

It’s not always easy, I know. Already in the hustle and bustle of the holidays, this month was not the easiest for me. I attended several wakes, tended to sick family members, got sick myself, stressed with deadlines at work, broke my finger (which is a treat when you use your hands actively for a living)… and – well, you get the idea.

Yet, I WAS able to be grateful every single day. Some days were easier than others- but I was grateful and continue to be.

I hope you were successful as well. I hope you learned that gratitude changes your perspective even in the darkest of darks- I pray that you were thankful for the simple things and found great joy in them. I truly hope that your gratitude gave you hope, even when finding hope might have been a challenge.

I saw a quote today- “when it is the darkest, the stars shine the brightest”

How powerful these words are- how true. What if you had the power to be a star in someone’s darkness?

A pier and lake covered in snow.
You’ll never walk alone….

Guess what? you DO have the power to change someone’s day- perhaps even life with your gratitude-

I have another challenge-
take your gratitude from your notebook or journal, your facebook or that back corner of your mind and make it active.

Make a call, send a note, write an e-mail, bring flowers- just be grateful… actively
be thankful actively- make a difference to the person who made a difference to you

I dare you!

in peace-