Tuesday, November 22, 2011

More Thanksgiving Thoughts

(Rabbi Harold Kushner) "Can you see the holiness in everything you take for granted--a paved road or the washing machine? (and I, Donna would add--the microwave, the telephone or refrigerator?) If you concentrate on finding what is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul."

(Unknown) The beautiful thing about gratitude is that it can be acquired. It is something that can be developed, built, worked on, practiced and obtained. It is a choice we make.

Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they won't unravel. (Unknown)

I know I've used this quote from Melodie Beattie before, but it certainly is worth repeating during this Thanksgiving season:
"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 turns problems into gifts, failures into success, the unexpected into perfect timing, and mistakes into important events. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.

Have a blessed day and have an attitude of gratitude.


Rebecca said...

Yep! That last quote is profound! And I join you in being thankful for the most useful and practical stuff...

I'm also extremely thankful for the people in my life, beginning with husband, children & grands, parents, siblings, nieces & nephews,church friends, neighbors, blogging friends...and many, many more.

Diana said...

Wonderful quotes Donna. I liked the last one the best. I hope your day is filled with Gratitude and Blessings.
Love Di ♥