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The Power of Gratitude

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  • My life seemed to be crashing all around me today. I read this article and life took on a new look! There is so much to be thankful for - my mom, my 2 daughters and my favorite nephew! Thanks for the reminder! - 11/5/2013 9:52:08 PM
  • I have noticed this in life but didn't really put it to thought untill now !! My niece just yesterday was talking about how bad she feels. She went to the doctor and all they could find was a low potassium level. I began telling her how if she had a more positive attitude she would feel better. I explained she should take a walk everyday, gave thanks for the things around her, etc. She said she would. Let's keep our fingers crossed ! (This is not a new attitude for her she is this way most of the time ) - 9/12/2013 5:59:54 PM
  • I am so thankful for gratitude. Because if it wasn't for his grsce and mercy I don't know where I would be right now. So GRATITUDE is my best friend. - 6/23/2013 9:29:17 AM
  • My husband and I have a lot to be grateful for. We need to remember that. Something not so great happened the other day and I was not too upset. My husband on the other hand was freaking out. I reminded him that we have the means to take care of the problem and we need to be grateful for that instead of getting upset over it. - 5/15/2013 9:10:04 AM
  • Thank you so much! This came at just the right time! (something to be thankful for!) - 3/3/2013 1:40:02 AM
  • JGRAY76
    I am a huge believer in the power of gratitude and thinking positively. Always looking for what's right instead of what's wrong. My husband is the opposite and it drives me crazy. You choose how you feel and how you think. Choose wisely. - 2/23/2013 8:04:59 AM
    In ALL things give thanks for this is the will of God. I journal every day and have noticed that anytime I begin with complaints it always turns to blessings by the end of my entry. God is so good!!!
    - 2/2/2013 9:03:38 PM
  • I believe in the benefits of gratitude. I went through a rough period of time at my job. I found it very difficult to find anything positive and it was having an impact on my life outside work. My husband started emailing "blessing letters" to me at work which listed small and large blessings in our lives. These emails were heartfelt and touched me to "happy" tears many times. I soon began replying back to him listing blessings of my own. Eventually it became a daily ritual of ours. We have since moved on from that job and we have stopped doing this daily email, but I saved printed copies of each email. Perhaps now is the time for me to revisit them. - 1/25/2013 5:21:45 PM
    I used to jog every day and call it my 'gratitude run.' I'd make my gratitude list as I ran. I never ran out of things to be grateful for. My knees aren't what they used to be, but I still do my gratitude list every day.
    - musician Sheryl Crow
    We all need to live in gratitude. - 8/29/2012 12:16:08 AM
    This is a very important reminder for. I've been saying that I'll get a journal to write things I'm grateful for but haven't done it yet. thnaks for the reminder. another pleasing. - 8/4/2012 5:55:45 PM
  • This is a great article and wonderful reminder to everyone to count your blessings, name them one by one and see what God has done.

    Thank you much. - 7/26/2012 1:36:34 PM
  • I enjoyed this article. I needed to read it. Thanks. - 4/28/2012 7:55:10 PM
  • I am grateful that life is so amazing... Just when I needed a reminder to count my blessings, even in times of struggle, I find this article. Today was especially rushed & hectic getting the kids off to school and I began to slip into the poor me syndrome. I have so much to be grateful for... first and foremost my wonderful children and hubby. I think it is time to begin my gratitude journal again. Thanks for the always positive and inspiring messages! - 11/15/2011 10:26:49 AM
  • Yes - CHOOSE response! I wish I could make my husband understand that. :) - 5/13/2011 9:15:59 AM
  • It's 4 am and I can't sleep. Thought I'd learn more about getting around in Spark People. I came across this article and it reminded me that I use to be grateful and when I go to church on Sundays I feel joyful and light-hearted. I was feeling anxious this morning and now I feel better. I will practice being grateful. Thanks for reminding me. - 3/16/2011 6:11:39 AM

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