Gems of Gratitude, Reflections

Today’s Gem of Gratitude #59

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Today I am thankful for having all of my needs met. Sometimes we human beings become so wrapped up in what we want, what we think we need, and what we think that we should have that we lose sight of the many blessings that we have already received.

Everyday that we wake up with a sound mind, the ability to breathe, and a clear understanding of who we are and where we fit into this world and life we need to be thankful. Every time that we are hungry and we have food to eat, we are thirsty and have something to drink, we are fatigued and have a safe place to lay our head we should be filled with an air of thanksgiving. Whenever we need clothes and have the ability to go purchase the items that we need, we need medical treatment and are able to go to the doctor’s office, or we need to travel to work and do have a car to travel in, the money to pay for the gas that the car needs, and an actual job to go to we should be overwhelmed with the kind of positive feelings that only being thankful can bring about. And when we make it through challenging situation after challenging situation we need to acknowledge the beauty of the fact that we made it through those circumstances and allow thankfulness to permeate every aspect of our being.

A life lived without knowing the blessing of what it is to be thankful is a life that has been lived with less meaning than was intended. So, when we find ourselves disillusioned by the negative experiences that we have in life, I encourage each and every one of us to allow the appreciation that we have for all of the blessings that we have received to wash away all of the residue that challenging times have left on our lives, allowing the inner smile of thanksgiving to radiate from our hearts into a world that needs its more than we may realize. #lovebythedrop

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