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8/3/09 10:40 A

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"One exercise that I practice to change the unrealistic ways I look at my circumstances is to take a moment to review each day, identify three good things that happened, and look for the reason why."

This practice is from - A Primer in Positive Psychology by Christopher Peterson.

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For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. II Timothy 1:7 KJV
And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness sake [for what is right], you are blessed. And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled. I Peter 3:13-14, NKJV
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7/28/09 1:15 A

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Great thread Norlana. These are a few of my favorite gratitude quotes:

"Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others." Cicero

"I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder." from 'Thanks' by Robert Emmons

"Each stream of gratitude clears out the corrosive toxins of stress and anxiety in your body and becomes a gift to yourself and to others." James O'Dea

"When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the morning light. Give thanks for your life and strength. Give thanks for your food and give thanks for the joy of living. And if perchance you see no reason for giving thanks, rest assured the fault is yourself." Chief Wabasha, Native American

"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 can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. 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

In difficult moments, seek God.
In quiet moments, worship God.
In painful moments, trust God.
Every moment, thank God.

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "Plans to prosper you and
not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
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7/26/09 10:45 A

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10. Forget about your complaints, focus on your gratitude.
When times get tough, everyone has to make a fundamental decision: to complain or to be grateful. In an environment where negative sentiment is rampant, the consequences of this decision are much greater. Complaining only attracts negative thoughts and people. Gratitude, on the other hand, creates the opportunity for the best thinking, actions, and results to emerge. Focus on everything that you are grateful for, communicate this, and open yourself each day to the best possible consequences.


Today, may I make good decisions that create positive outcomes and may I have wonderful, loving people in my life to share this awesome journey with.

"As Aristotle said, We become what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act, but a habit. The same can be said of enthusiasm, excitement, and passion. It is a habit, and a choice we make, moment by moment. "- Teresa Easler


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gratitude can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, and a stranger into a friend. It makes sense of our past brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow

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Well said. I couldn't have said it better myself.
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"All things can be done for the one who believes." Mark 9:23

�Even if you are on the right track, you�ll get run over if you just sit there.� --Will Rogers
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Many of us come across gratitude gems of wisdom. I thought I would share mine here and hope you will add yours. Blessings to everyone in this very special community :)

"Gratitude, as a value, means that you're always appreciating what you already have. You're always happy with the achievements, the progress, and the rewards you've already received.

You'll recognize from your own experiences that nothing contributes more to a positive environment than gratitude. Everyone loves grateful people, and grateful people attract other grateful people. It's absolutely impossible to have a negative thought or emotion when you're being grateful.

Gratitude is the key to an all-purpose positive attitude, and it makes every moment in every situation better. If you think about it, the people you enjoy being around the most in your life are those who are most grateful. So, the first thing to do is to be that kind of person yourself, then encourage other people to be the same."

~ Dan Sullivan

Today, may I make good decisions that create positive outcomes and may I have wonderful, loving people in my life to share this awesome journey with.

"As Aristotle said, We become what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act, but a habit. The same can be said of enthusiasm, excitement, and passion. It is a habit, and a choice we make, moment by moment. "- Teresa Easler


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