Before we put Thanksgiving COMPLETELY in the rearview mirror, I wanted to share something with you that a fraternity brother posted this weekend. Kevin is a motivational speaker, gym owner, coach, sensei, and inspirational friend. His life is one that is filled with tribulation and redemption.
He doesn’t do this kind of thing all the time, so when he does, I pay attention. And you should too.
Real thanksgiving is thanks-living.
Live with a thankfulness in your heart, in your thoughts and, (most importantly) in your every action. All the good things you make use of will grow even better.
The difference between feeling thankful and being thankful is: a-c-t-i-o-n!
When you can think of no reason to be thankful, it pays to look more closely until you do indeed find a reason. For even the smallest positive thing can begin to change your world in a big way. Look for reasons to be thankful. And you will find a treasure of real, lasting value.
A few of your blessings are obvious, and yet most of them are still waiting to be uncovered. Look deeply into every corner of your life with a thankful heart, and the rewards will truly amaze you.
Some people grumble because the roses have thorns instead of being grateful that the thorns have roses.
When some things go wrong, take a moment to be thankful for the many more things that are still going right.
To find a sure and dependable way through your troubles, start by counting your blessings. Our lives become different once we learn to magnify our blessings the way we do our troubles. Sometimes we are so busy adding up our troubles that we forget to count our blessings.
Count your blessings so your blessings count.
Focus on what you can do and you won’t have to be held back by what you cannot do. Value and appreciate what you do have, and you will no longer be limited by what you don’t have.
We don’t need more to be thankful for, we need to be more thankful.
With gratitude in your heart, your eyes can see more clearly. You’ll discover ways for moving forward that you otherwise would never have noticed. Gratitude is the heart’s memory.
“I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart.” (Psalm 9:1)
And THAT’S something you can hang your hat on.