It’s an attitude of gratitude

I’ve been wondering recently why things work out the way they do and what my part in events has been and how, if I had been able to, I could have made them different.  Then this little email with suggestions for a happier life popped into my inbox and really made me stop and think.

It also reminded me of something I have always lived by until very recently when I noticed I had stopped doing it for some reason, and that is to have an ‘attitude of gratitude’ – in other words I’m thankful for what I have in my life, the good and the bad, because everything helps me grow.  Now, you may think that this is a bit trite or naive maybe – but I can assure you it works and now that I’ve realised I’ve been missing it, I can start again.

  • Always try to help a friend in need
  • Believe in yourself
  • Be brave…but it’s ok to be afraid sometimes
  • Study hard
  • Give lots of kisses
  • Laugh often
  • Don’t be overly concerned with your weight, it’s just a number
  • Always try to see the glass half full
  • Meet new people, even if they look different to you
  • Remain calm, even when it seems hopeless
  • Take lots of naps..
  • Be weird whenever you have the chance
  • Love your friends, no matter who they are
  • Don’t waste food
  • Take an occasional risk
  • Try to have a little fun each day…. it’s important
  • Work together as a team
  • Share a joke with friends
  • Fall in love with someone….. and say ‘I love you’ often
  • Express yourself creatively
  • Be conscious of your appearance
  • Always be up for surprises
  • Love someone with all of your heart
  • Share with friends
  • Watch your step it will get better
  • Know that there is always someone who loves you more than you know
  • Exercise to keep fit
  • Live up to your name
  • Seize the Moment (and the day)
  • Hold on to good friends; they are few and far between
  • Indulge in the things you truly love
  • Cherish every Sunday
  • At the end of the day… Give Thanks ……. and close your eyes
  • And smile at least once a day!

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  1. I like it. Here’s one I received.

    Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you smile.

    Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we’re here we should dance

    Oh, and learn to hug!