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    Pam B
    Keymaster

    Intuitive healer, speaker and author Carolyn Myss says that the final stage of attaining spiritual completion on this side, is living in the constant state of gratitude. How wonderful that we have a holiday here in the US, as do other countries, dedicated to the spirit of Thanksgiving.

    Not just thankfulness for the bounty of food we’ll set before us, but thankfulness for our lives, with all it’s glory and all it’s lessons; thanfulness for the time in which we live when recognizing that our spirits are important aspects of our being; thankful the people in our lives that help us fulfill our dreams and encourage us to grow to find our true nature.

    With that in mind, I offer the following on the eve of our US Thanksgiving:

    From: The Language of Letting Go, Melody Beattie

    “We learn the magical lesson that making the most of what we have turns it into more.”

    Say thank you, until you mean it.

    Thank God, life, and the universe for everyone and everything sent your way. 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. It turns problems into gifts, failures into successes, the unexpected into perfect timing, and mistakes into important events.

    It can turn an existence into a real life, and disconnected situations into important and beneficial lessons. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.

    Gratitude makes things right. Gratitude turns negative energy into positive energy. There is no situation or circumstance so small or large that it is not susceptible to gratitude’s power. We can start with who we are and what we have today, apply gratitude, then let it work its magic.

    Say thank you, until you mean it. If you say it long enough, you will believe it.

    Today, I will shine the transforming light of gratitude on all the circumstances of my life.

    http://www.gratefulness.org – Light a candle in honor of what you’re grateful for. Find out why thanksgiving is not the same as being grateful. Find endless resources and sources of inspiration on how you can become more grateful.

    Prayer of Gratitude

    Even though I clutch my blanket and growl when the alarm rings, thank you, Lord, that I can hear. There are many who are deaf.

    Even though I keep my eyes closed against the morning light as long as possible, thank you, Lord, that I can see. Many are blind.

    Even though I huddle in my bed and put off rising, thank you, Lord, that I have the strength to rise. There are many who are bedridden.

    Even though the first hour of my day is hectic, when socks are lost, toast is burned and tempers are short, my children are so loud, thank you, Lord, for my family. There are many who are lonely.

    Even though our breakfast table never looks like the pictures in magazines and the menu is at times unbalanced, thank you,Lord, for the food we have. There are many who are hungry.

    Even though the routine of my job often is monotonous, thank you, Lord, for the opportunity to work. There are many who have no job.

    Even though I grumble and bemoan my fate from day to day and wish my circumstances were not so modest, thank you, Lord, for life!

    Amen

    More Thanksgiving inspiration:

    “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

    “Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.”
    -G. B. Stern

    “Unthankfulness is theft.”
    – Martin Luther

    #91022
    Gail
    Participant

    No matter what our circumstances are, we all have many things to be thankful for. Our glasses are never half empty, they are all half full.

    Thank you for all the blessings I have received this year. :musicnote

    Gail :)

    #91028
    starlasue
    Participant

    Or the cup is overflowing! :D

    Thanks Pam & Gail

    Peace
    starlasue

    #91029
    paige
    Participant

    Thanks for taking the time to post these wonderful messages, Pam!:love:

    I am eternally grateful to God and The Other Side, for all of the experiences and people that helped me to be the person I am today.

    Have a very safe and happy Thanksgiving!

    p.:love:

    #91031
    Peg B.
    Participant

    When I was still working I took care of a nun who was my teacher in the 8th grade. I remember she said to me that the most important thing in her life as a nun was to be constantly grateful for everything in her life that God had given her. I always remember that.
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Peg

    #109156
    Pam B
    Keymaster
    Pam;75656 wrote:
    From: The Language of Letting Go, Melody Beattie

    “We learn the magical lesson that making the most of what we have turns it into more.”

    Say thank you, until you mean it.

    Thank God, life, and the universe for everyone and everything sent your way. 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. It turns problems into gifts, failures into successes, the unexpected into perfect timing, and mistakes into important events.

    It can turn an existence into a real life, and disconnected situations into important and beneficial lessons. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.

    Gratitude makes things right. Gratitude turns negative energy into positive energy. There is no situation or circumstance so small or large that it is not susceptible to gratitude’s power. We can start with who we are and what we have today, apply gratitude, then let it work its magic.

    Say thank you, until you mean it. If you say it long enough, you will believe it.

    Today, I will shine the transforming light of gratitude on all the circumstances of my life.

    If I may be forgiven for quoting myself ;) I like to resurrect this every Thanksgiving. I really do think about this text throughout the year.

    I am so thankful for each and everyone of you, I am grateful that you have given me a feast of friendship throughout the years.

    Here’s wishing everyone a safe, warm, and happy Thanksgiving :hearts:

    #109157
    CarolynB
    Moderator

    Thanks (((Pam)))! Awe-inspiring sentiments… :hearts::hearts::hearts:

    #123414
    Pam B
    Keymaster

    *bumping for our Canadian Friends*
    L’Action de grĂ¢ce or Thanksgiving!

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