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Thankful Thursday – World Gratitude Day

Today is World Gratitude Day!  I am beyond excited to watch the world take a moment to express gratitude to each other.  We all often become consumed by the daily grind, trying to cram all we can into twenty-four hours and finding ourselves overwhelmed with deadlines, responsibilities, tasks, the whims of others, and our own personal needs.  Whew… that is a lot just thinking about it.  But today, let’s take a moment to just be grateful for the here and now, the sun rising, the roof over our head, the family and friends in our lives, the jobs we have, things as simple as the breathe in our lungs and the shining of the sun on our face.  You have often heard me say, The More You Think, The More You Thank© and especially on #WorldGratitudeDay, take the time to think about all the things you can be thankful for.

Here are a few quick and easy ways to celebrate World Gratitude Day… and every day:

1.)  Put on your favorite song this morning and sing along with it out loud and dance like there is no tomorrow.  You’ll be surprised how giddy you will feel and invigorating it is to be free and enjoying the moment.

2.) List {BrotherWord – Gratitude Day}10 things you are grateful for and write them out.  Do not over think it, but write the first ten things that come to mind.  After writing them out, place the list somewhere you can see it all day.  Writing your grateful items out will help you to realize the blessings in your life and viewing them throughout the day is a great reminder and anecdote if the day becomes a little hectic.

3.) Reach out to your circle and let them know how grateful you are for them.  It is nothing like being appreciated and acknowledged; it boosts the energy of the receiver and comforts the giver.  It is a kinetic enlightenment that is contagious and transformative.

4.) Do one thing for yourself today that you have been meaning to do and have been putting off.  Nothing major, just a simple gesture.  Start reading that book, go to the gym, cook that dish, call that friend you have been meaning to check on, take a bubble bath, simply take a moment to pamper yourself and accomplish a personal goal.  Take a quiet moment to read and reflect on a devotional or meditate in silence concentrating on your breathing as you inhale and exhale and calming your inner being.  Being grateful also means caring for yourself and embracing life to the fullest, even in the simplest of ways.

5.) Touch someone in the community and remind them too that there are many things which we can be grateful for.  Especially in light of the recent hurricanes, Harvey, Irma, and now Maria, many are still suffering and recovering, and any ray of hope and happiness can do a wonder of good.  Share your gratitude by helping those in need, volunteering at a shelter or food bank, helping clean a home or neighborhood, or just being kind to a complete stranger for nothing more than the sake of being kind.  FYI: Hugs and thank yous can lift the spirit in unbelievable ways.

Hopefully these ideas will help you to celebrate World Gratitude Day and start great habits for everyday.  A grateful heart is one that remembers and celebrates, it heals and consoles, and is thankful for it all.  Be Great-Full Today!

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

Thankful Thursdays!

There is so much in this world to be THANKFUL for and on this Thankful Thursday! I’d like to take a moment for a musical salute.  Enjoy!

Thankful Thursdays!

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Fourth of July symbolizes the United States gaining its independence when it separated from Great Britain in 1776.  Although this act initially began on July 2, it is widely recognized when Congress finalized the Declaration of Independence on July 4.   John Adams poignantly stated to his wife, “The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.”  Adams was spot on, as each year American come together and proudly celebrate this country’s freedom and independence.

Especially on this day, I’d like to THANK all those that have come before us and not only set the standards, but left the door open so others could follow.  For all those that have stood on principle and faith alone and fought for our freedoms and liberties, sacrificing everything, i say THANK you.  I’m so THANKFUL for the men and women of the armed services, presently serving or retired, fallen or still marching, who proudly and willingly put themselves in harm’s way so that we may sleep peacefully at night.  I am THANKFUL  for the trailblazers and the luminaries who dared to dream and pursued their ambitions.  Their example fuels and feeds us and allows us to look through someone else’s eyes and see our aspirations are attainable.  I’m THANKFUL for those that continue to encourage and support us when we’re on top and when we’re on the bottom.  It’s that support that let’s us know we aren’t walking alone.  I’m THANKFUL for every encouraging word, comforting hug, and uplifting prayer.  The simplest of gestures mean so much and make an everlasting impact.  I am THANKFUL for the freedom to pursue my dreams and the independence to think out-of-the-box and solidify my identity and path.  I am THANKFUL because over 230 years ago, a group of men decided they wanted to embark on a new odyssey, forge a new passage, and allow this country the freedom to reign.  THANK YOU!

 

Thankful Thursdays!

BrotherWord - Thankful Thursdays

So much to be thankful for on this day and everyday.  Today I am thankful for the continued blessings that pour into my life and the opportunities to share those blessings.  To serve others and possibly help them on their journey in life is an honor and responsibility I hold in the highest regards and take tremendous pride in.  My purpose is to live on purpose and to help you discover and activate your purpose so you too may live the life you’ve envisioned.  Today, I am thankful for purpose and destiny.  What are you thankful for?  Take a moment to express the things that you are most thankful for.  We all have a reason to say THANK YOU!

 

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