Wendywoman Serves up Gratitude…

November 21, 2012 · 4 comments

Thanksgiving is my favorite time of year because people seem to make a conscious effort to incorporate gratitude into their daily life.  With hope and faith as my wing-men  gratitude is at the center of my life and hopefully it is for you, too.  Learning to appreciate all circumstances for the lessons they bring – good or bad – took a long time to learn, but it was worth it.  First I had to run through that mixed up stage of my life where I believed more stuff would give me more reasons to be grateful.  But the real lesson occurred when I lost my high-flying job and figured out that I could be grateful when I had nothing at all.  I realized that the happiest people often didn’t have the most and the best; they just made the most and best of everything they had.

What good was it if I had gained the whole world and lost myself in the process? Emptiness cannot be filled with a new house, new career, new friend, or by anything that’s for sale. Search high and low, find all the experiences that the world has to offer, own them, possess them, consume them and you still may not be fulfilled.  Learning to appreciate exactly what you have and who you are at this moment is a possibility open to everyone, yet few experience it.  I’ve personally found something simple that takes minutes a day to fill in the missing pieces. My personal affirmation is made up of the qualities I need the most.  I AM whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious, happy, healthy, productive and prosperous.  I use it first thing in the morning, last thing at night, and as necessary in-between.  There are days when I am in constant need of repeating it. The beauty is you can use it for others who need it as well.  For the crabby crappy people in my life, if I am going to talk about them, then it might as well be something positive by wishing the same for them.  I believe we get back what we give. This selfless act of thinking positive thoughts for someone else will reap more benefits than any shopping spree.  In this season of gratitude, be thankful for everything that is going on in your life.

Don’t be selective about what to appreciate; just appreciate all of it because there are plenty of people who would trade places with you, no matter how bad you think you have it.  Bless your circumstances and release any bitterness, doubt, fear or misunderstandings that have taken up residence.  Take the best from every situation and let the rest go.  Open the door to gratitude and forgiveness allowing divine love to work its magic.

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Tenacious Todd November 21, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Attitude of gratitude! Happy Thanksgiving WW!

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Bob November 21, 2012 at 10:24 pm

A great message. Happy Thanksgiving, WW

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JLBrown November 21, 2012 at 11:45 pm

Thank you for your reminder and inspiration what it means to give to others and our ourselves. Wishing you a memorable and Happy Thanksgiving Holiday.
Your spirit of gratitude is contageous!

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Lori Reed November 26, 2012 at 5:27 pm

Couldn’t have said it better, thank you! Keep up the positive!!!!

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