There is always something to be thankful for!
I know of all my heart that it’s true, it’s a fact. We just need to see it, to feel it, or perhaps to look for it.
Is thankfulness something that comes natural to us? I’m not sure… I depends on who you are, and how you live your life. If you decide to focus on it, then yes I believe that it can come easy! Easy as in you learn to feel it and you start to recognize it even in the smallest of things. I’m working on making “being thankful” a natural part of my every day life. Cause for me, it sometimes comes pretty easy, but other times it’s very hard… and that’s not ok if you ask me. I don’t want to be an ungrateful person. It doesn’t contribute to the woman I would like to be. So I wanted to become more happy for the things I’ve got, and my experiences. So I got a “Gratitude book”. Or if you ask me… the book got me!
Let me share the story behind this light green little book of mine:
It’s the day Sunday before Valentine’s Day, and I’m feeling bad about the fact that my plans for Valentine’s went down the drain… the day I had been looking forward to, had now become a day I just wanted to sleep through… All the sudden in my moment of negativity I heard a little voice inside of me saying I should start writing in my diary again, and writing about all the positive and fun things that happen in my life. “But, I don’t have time to write in my diary, I know how it goes, I start writing, and then after a few weeks I stop cause I’m just not motivated enough” Then I heard the voice again, kind of answering my thought: “What about a gratitude book? You don’t need to write a novel about your day, just a few things you are thankful for”. Yes! I thought back, now we’re talking, I’m totally getting one! Just an ordinary book, that I can write in. I’ll write “Gratitude Book” on it or something. Sweet!
I now had a plan, and I was going to start as soon as possible 🙂
The next day, when I came home from work I had a package in my mailbox. It was from my friend Misty, who lives in the States. I knew she had sent me a gift, It was meant for my B-day, but it had got delayed. It the day before Valentine’s, and I thought it was the perfect day to receive a surprise all the way from America. I came home, did some cleaning and put my house in order, the package was there and patiently waiting for me to open it. I was in no hurry. Then after a while, when I was finished with everything and almost had forgotten about the package…I opened it, and was thrilled to see that amongst the nice gifts was… a Gratitude Book!
I use it everyday, and it’s becoming a blessing for me to at the end of my day, think what I want to thank for. On my book there is a quote from Joseph B. Wirthlin saying:
“GRATITUDE is a mark of a NOBLE SOUL and a refined CHARACTER”
I belive this to be true and I’m so thankful to my friend Misty who sent me this book!
Friendship from Miriam