November is the month of Thanksgiving and a time to really truly think about being grateful.
I always take this month to feel consciously grateful. It is all about staying positive, doing what you believe is good for you and surrounding yourself with people who are positive and supportive. Always remember that you get what you give, and if you are a positive person you will attract more positive people, events and opportunities into your life. If you are aware and grateful for what you have, you feel good and happy. I believe gratefulness and happiness are connected and you can’t have one without the other.
There are ways to live a positive life –
Be thankful and say thank you. Do not assume people know you appreciate them or their actions, let them know. There are not many things better in life, than receiving a thank you. It will make their day.
Treasure moments, nature and feelings. We are all so busy and never take a moment to just stop, look around, see the beauty and wonder of this world and take it all in. Enjoy the sunrise on a morning you are up too early or the sun setting on your drive home. Pay attention to the season change and the birds flying above. Look at people, listen to the laughter and voices of chatter. Sip your coffee and enjoy it. Fill yourself with love and happiness. It is contagious and others will feel it as well.
Look up from your phone, hey….. turn it off for an hour then two. Talk, laugh with friends and look around you. We miss out on so much being connected all the time to electronic devices.
Post beautiful pictures and positive thoughts on your facebook page. They will stand out in all the stress and negativity. Learn a joke and tell it to someone.
Learn something new everyday. Do not fear challenges. They will help you grow.
While writing this, I wanted to add a poem and found this absolutely perfect prayer/poem from Zen Habits
Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire,
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?
Be thankful when you don’t know something
For it gives you the opportunity to learn.
Be thankful for the difficult times.
During those times you grow.
Be thankful for your limitations
Because they give you opportunities for improvement.
Be thankful for each new challenge
Because it will build your strength and character.
Be thankful for your mistakes
They will teach you valuable lessons.
Be thankful when you’re tired and weary
Because it means you’ve made a difference.
It is easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are
also thankful for the setbacks.
GRATITUDE can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles
and they can become your blessings.
~ Author Unknown ~
I think it says it all.
Be grateful, be happy!