Thursday, July 7, 2016

An Introspective

I’ve written about the benefits of maintaining a Gratitude Journal a few times in the past. I use mine every day. No, I don’t write everything down that I am thankful for, but it is the springboard for building a habit of giving thanks. Today, saying thank you to someone, to something, to myself, or to God is ingrained in my life.

Initially, giving thanks started out as my recognition of important or major events. Over time, my cognition of things I am grateful for has grown. Now, I find myself saying thank you regularly throughout the day, often for what would have seemed unimportant or just expected a few years ago. There are even times when things haven’t gone well that I pause to evaluate what took place in an attempt to see the good in the experience.

B.K. Clive said it best. “Today, just take time to smell the roses, enjoy those little things about your life, your family, spouse, friends, and job. Forget about the thorns -the pains and problems they cause you - and enjoy life.”

This morning, as I write this post, I am thankful for all of you who follow and comment on my articles. You inspire me.

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1 comment:

  1. And thank you too, Bruce! You always have something interesting or inspirational for those who visit here. :)


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