John Greenleaf Whittier said, “No longer forward nor behind I look in hope or fear; But grateful, take the good I find, the best of now and here.”
Mother Theresa said, “Yesterday is gone, tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.”
In every life, in every moment, we can stop and, in the now and here, find something to be grateful for. I know for some of us it is difficult and for others easy. Yet there are those who live in large homes and drive nice cars that, when the doors close, live inside their own hell. Those with money or things aren’t guaranteed a life free of chaos. From the poorest to the richest we can find a moment in time or something tangible to be grateful for. Here are some things to begin your own awareness of gratitude.
The health of your children
The health of your parents
The freedom to choose
The beauty of nature
The resources available to us – libraries, parks, the Internet
Today, this very moment in time
The awareness to seek gratitude
A roof over your head
I found a website that has 101 things to be grateful for. Take a moment and visit it. Once you understand the powerful transformation that will happen when you begin to be grateful for all you have today you can begin to alter the energy you give off. This small act will begin to allow you envision the life you truly want. By being grateful for the things you will have and acting on opportunity that is presented to you, you will begin to create the life you want to live.
We are trying to find 500 things that people can be grateful for. The site above has 101 things. When you think of anything new then please send us your thoughts or visit our blog at Waves of Gratitude.