Thursday, January 22, 2009

Thankful Thursday

I'm so thankful for my weekly thankfulness posts...because it reminds me to refocus on gratitude. It's easy to get caught up in the craziness of life, and that's one of the reasons that I love blogging. Often, it's an outlet for me when things are most stressful. In fact, I've been dying to write about a work situation that is weighing on me, but I can't post it here. Anybody up for a guest post?

So, back to gratitude, THANK YOU to PsychMamma for the attitude/gratitude award! This is my second lemonade stand award, so I'm doubly blessed. When I first got this award, my sister asked me what the lemonade stand meant. I thought that maybe it had something to do with making lemonade out of lemons. Seems I was right!

In honor of that, I am going to share some of my favorite quotes on gratitude.

At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person.Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us. Albert Schweitzer

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude. Denis Waitley

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. John F. Kennedy

If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul. Rabbi Harold Kushner

Blessed are those that can give without remembering and receive without forgetting. Unknown

And my favorite...

Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful. Buddha


Rachel said...

Your positive attitude always seems to show in your posts! You deserve that award, congrats! :)

anymommy said...

Love the quotes. A well deserved award - congratulations!

Melissa said...

Those are good. One of my faves is "The test of all happiness is gratitude."

For Myself said...

GOOD STUFF! Thanks for the lift...

Heather said...

Congrats on the award. I hadn't heard some of those quotes before so thank you for posting them - allowing us to share.

Have a great weekend.

bernthis said...

We should all be required to hang these words in a place where we can see them everyday. thanks.

Christy said...

I love these quotes - especially the one by Buddha. So true.


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