Nov 25 2009

The Season of Gratitude

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.  It turns what we have into enough, and more.  It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.  It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.  Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.”  – Melody Beattie


From now until the New Year we are expected to contemplate the good things in our lives and hopefully bring some happiness to those we care about.  If this is not on your agenda then you are certainly missing out.  There is plenty of time for striving and dissatisfaction – so make the most of this gift.  Be grateful and generous every chance you get.


Much has changed since the financial meltdown began in September 2008, just over a year ago.  And while it remains less than rosy, I think most will agree that recovery has come sooner than expected.  This is not to suggest that the millions of people around the world that are unemployed, bankrupt, or both are feeling good right now – but it could easily be far worse.  I predict it will be a long time before we get back to an easy time of prosperity for nearly all.  In fact, I seriously doubt real estate will be the same in my lifetime – but overall it will be better for most.  In the meantime (especially during this Season), I suggest you thank God for the good things in your life and be a source of encouragement for others.

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