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The last few months have been challenging for my family and I, to say the least.  We have had loved ones pass away, we have had to put our mother in a nursing home, we have had siblings diagnosed with cancer, and other life changes which sometimes makes it down right difficult to be thankful for anything.  Needless to say, I have been experiencing a rather low time in my life. 

Although it isn't fun going through the low times, I have learned that it is a normal process.  We all have low periods.  It is the ebb and flow of life.  I now know that I need to be grateful for them just as I am the good times.   It is a signal that we need to slow down, relax, and take time to reflect.  It means we are doing too much and need to stop and smell the roses.  It also is a period of growth and rejuvenation.   I always know that once I am through it, something new and wonderful is waiting for me on the horizon.  

A few years ago, I started a Gratitude Journal to help me cope with depression.  That one amazing tool and daily practice, totally transformed my life.

During my recent “low” time I was forgetting to be grateful.  My life was just too busy and spinning out of control.  My daily practice of gratitude had been non-existent.  Luckily I realized it and I immediately began to focus on what was good in my life and give thanks.  And yes, very quickly, it changed my life – again!  I am now feeling so much better and my attitude of gratitude has made my life rosey once again.

This weekend as we celebrate Thanksgiving, I wonder why it is celebrated only once a year?  Shouldn’t we celebrate and give thanks EVERY day?

Be grateful for the small things, big things and everything in between.  Don't just leave it for one day a year.  Be grateful EVERY day!  It WILL change your life!

Wishing you abundance in every way, and hope you and your families have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

In gratitude,
Carla


 


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