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5 Awesome Gratitude Quotes

kristinbartonliveonthebrightside“Take full account of the excellencies which you possess, and in gratitude remember how you would hanker after them, if you had them not.” -Marcus Aurelius

“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” -Thorton Wilder

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” -William Arthur Ward

“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. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. -Melody Beattie

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Are You Sabotaging Yourself?

worthWe are often our own worst enemy.

We often consciously or unconsciously sabotage ourselves because we do not think that we deserve to be successful in life.  We may have made mistakes in the past that we have been unable or unwilling to forgive.

We may self-sabotage by habitually selling ourselves short, thinking that our goals and dreams are unreachable.  We may discount our own internal resources and deny our own personal strengths.  We may unconsciously sabotage situations and relationships that are really good for us.

There are many different ways in which we can self-sabotage. Continue reading

Be Thankful

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.  It turns what we have into enough, and more.  It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.  It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.”  Melody Beattie

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more.  If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”  -Oprah Winfrey

Take full account of the excellencies which you possess, and in gratitude remember how you would hanker after them, if you had them not.” -Marcus Aurelius

Be Thankful

Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire,

If you did, what would there be to look forward to?

Be thankful when you don’t know something,

For it gives you the opportunity to learn.

Be thankful for the difficult times,

During those times you grow.

Be thankful for your limitations,

Because they give you opportunities for improvement.

Be thankful for each new challenge,

Because it will build your strength and character.

Be thankful for your mistakes,

They will teach you valuable lessons.

Be thankful when you’re tired and weary,

Because it means that you’ve made a difference.

It is easy to be thankful for the good things,

A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are also thankful for the setbacks.

GRATITUDE can turn a negative into a positive.

Find a way to be thankful for your troubles,

and they can become your blessings.

-Author Unknown

Create the life that you want

Do you spend most of your time reacting to other people rather than carving out the path that you want to take in life?  Do you spend your time blaming others for your difficulties and challenges rather than using that energy to create the life that you want?  You can spend your life trying to change another person and that person just might not want to change.  Have you accepted the fact that the only person that you can change is you?

Melody Beattie, author of The Language of Letting Go, writes, “I used to spend so much time reacting and responding to everyone else that my life had no direction.  Other people’s lives, problems, and wants set the course for my life.  Once I realized it was okay for me to think about and identify what I wanted, remarkable things began to take place in my life.”