To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble,
but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven. – Johannes A. Gaertner
I just love when God/Spirit/Universe writes my posts for me by delivering the quote of the day! The synchronicity is not lost on me; instead I am grateful for it. So in true form, this morning’s email produced the above quote from a book called Contagious Optimism. It’s a compilation of many stories from different authors and everyday people who share their optimism with you. A friend of mine is one of the contributors to this wonderful book which I highly recommend. Thanks JAngel for all that you do for me!
I try to live in gratitude ~ remembering to be thankful, saying thank you to the person who waits an extra moment to hold the door open for me and to, in turn, do the same for someone else. Growing up, saying thank you was simply called good manners and was ingrained in our brains from early on. Doing a kindness for someone else, was also a lesson we were taught as children. But to live in gratitude has been a lesson that I have learned as an adult ~ a lesson which I have been, dare I say…forever grateful?
I’ve done the 30 day gratitude challenge click here for day 8’s post and loved every moment of it. Sending a card every day to someone different in order to thank them for a kindness gave me a lot of clarity during my Dad’s illness and unexpected passing. It gave me more joy than it gave them I think as it allowed me to concentrate on what I had and to be grateful for every kindness whether big or small.
Contagious Optimism is a great place to start your day ~ click here to see what they are all about! You can sign up for a quote every morning like me ~ you can share YOUR stories and maybe even be published in their book series ~ and you can read other stories of others ups and downs in order to spread that Contagious Optimism which brings us happiness!
P.S. Can someone please help me? My spacing has gone wacky ~ no longer am I able to separate paragraphs! Has this happened to you?