The 3rd Day of Christmas: Gift of Gratitude


We get more out of life by acknowledging the gifts that have come to us.

Even in the worst of times, being thankful elevates our spirit and helps us pull up our energy to the point where we can cope. We can be thankful for the meal we had today, even if we were served at a homeless shelter.

Any number of people know of outstanding events that have happened in their lives just because they took the time to be thankful.

Sarah Ban Breathnach, author of Simple Abundance, suggests starting a gratitude journal, and every evening before retiring, writing 5 things that you are thankful for that day.

Just saying thanks to the Universe or wherever you suppose things come from is a good start, but there is power in writing things down.

I’m not as disciplined as I’d like to be, and I’ve had days where writing out a list made sure that everything got done, whereas if I just construct an imaginary list, I’m lucky to accomplish 50%.

There seems to be more value if you write down things with your own hands, a pencil/pen and sheet of paper/journal.

This is best done before bed, as a review to the day.

When you give thanks, you affirm that you are worthy of the things that are coming to you, and in a metaphysical way you pull in more of the good.

What would you do with three French Hens anyway?  (I have 32, and believe me, I appreciate them, especially when I can make such lovely egg dishes and lemon curd with them . . .although you have to keep feeding them and watering them and gathering their eggs and petting them and did I mention feeding them? And feeding them . . .)

Give yourself the Gift of Gratitude.  See if some amazing things don’t come into your life as you begin to appreciate what you have.

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