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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Gratitude: The Secret Key to Happiness

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Everyone from cognitive therapists to priests to self help gurus keep trying to get through our heads that when we are thankful and grateful, we are happier.

Once I start thinking of what I have to be grateful for, I could go on forever. Perhaps that is why I am basically joyful. Afterall that is what everyone from cognitive therapists to priests during sermons to self help gurus keep trying to get through our heads. When we are thankful and grateful, we are happier and more content. Period.

I even read a book, written by a monk, that claims that gratitude is the key to opening the door to the spiritual life. I have discovered that this is true. So come with me. Stop for a moment and think of just a few of the hundreds of things that you are grateful for and join us with a gratitude list of your own.I will help get your mind moving in the right direction..

My Gratitude List

  • I am happy that I have all my limbs, that I breathe on my own, that I can see and hear and basically that my body is healthy
  • I am of sound mind….. ummm . that depends on who you are talking to but from my perspective, I am in deed of sound mind.
  • Somehow we managed to raise 9 great kids and I am proud of each one of them, even slightly flabbergasted that they turned out so well
  • I am grateful to be the grandmother of 4 and three quarters grandchildren who are strikingly gorgeous!


About the Writer

My husband and I raised 9 children on a hobby farm and discovered fulfilment and joy.The very existence of a joyful mother of nine children seems to confound people. My writing is humourous and heart warming/ thoughtful and thought provoking with a strong current of spirituality running through it.
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