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October 3, 2011

Not A Model Weekly Mantra - Be Grateful

Since Thanksgiving is coming up, I thought I'd share a quote about gratitude.

I believe that gratitude should be practiced everyday, not just on a holiday. For the past couple of months, I've tried writing down lists of what I'm grateful for at night before I go to sleep. I've read that it is a good way to put things into perspective. Also, if I didn't have the greatest day, or if I wasn't feeling supremely happy, I'd force myself to pick something good about my life. It could be something simple like, "I am grateful for my bed" or "I'm grateful for that phone call with my mom this afternoon."

It allows me to understand that no matter how terrible I thought the day was, there is always something to be thankful for. It's the realization that it could always be worse, and right now I wasn't even close to "worse." In the spirit of gratitude, today's quote is the following:

"I am learning what it means to be grateful. The more I think, the more I thank." -anon
So think about it, what are you grateful for?



3 comments

  1. Did our convo inspire this quote? Are you thankful for me and my wise words?
    And I really like this quote!

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  2. Such a good way to look back on your life and be happy with where you are! I'm trying to be more optimistic and thankful what I have these days.

    great blog :) started following you on bloglovin

    http://withloveshmon.wordpress.com

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