Happy Grateful Day
The family celebrations of the holidays stir up so many good memories for me. Just thinking about them lifts my spirits. It's a deep sense of well being and heartfelt gratitude that I would definitely like to experience more often. Holiday celebrations may be limited to this time of the year but the holiday spirit can be duplicated by remembering each day to be grateful and appreciative of our blessings.
Several years ago I read in a book that one of the blocks many people have in creating a life of abundance is they are not even grateful for the good things, the obvious blessing in their life. As parents we can relate to this. When we sacrificing to get our children what they say they want and then they get bored with it so quickly. The next time they ask for something we think twice before giving it to them.
Well I believe the more grateful we are on a daily basis the wider the doors will open for more of the same into enter in our lives.
A major shift happened in my life when I began writing every day in my grateful journal. People have asked me how can you think of things to write about if you are doing this every day? In the beginning I sometimes had to just put my pen to the paper and write whatever popped up, for instance "I am grateful for my first cup of coffee." Like any new discipline you incorporate in your life it takes 90 days for a shift to happen. This shift for me was when the discipline became a habit and one that I enjoy doing. I now write a full page every morning of what I am grateful for in my life.
Today I am grateful to wish a Happy Thanksgiving to my wife, family and wonderful friends. Your positive influence has encouraged me to become the person I am for my grandchildren that is Positive Pops.