Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Thanksgiving Every Day

It's good to be thankful.......every day, all around me, it seems all across the United States.....all I hear are complaints. Some days, I feel as though I am drowning in a sea of whining ingrates.  Enough already!

It seems that gratitude, thankfulness has become out of fashion.  The days that I do hear someone say something's like a refreshing spring shower.  I understand that there will always be needs, wants and dissatisfaction.....maybe it is just where I live, but then the news media seems to be fanning the flames across the country.

For most of us, we have a roof over our head, food in our belly, a school for our children to go.....and yes, most of us work hard for what we have, but so did our parents and grandparents.  The difference....the ones before us were grateful.  The sense of entitlement seems to be spreading like
kudzu....I know that talking about being grateful may sound over simplistic.  I believe with all my heart "that we get what we think about, whether we want it or not." - Wayne Dyer  When we see only the lack, when we think of only our wants..... we become very childlike, and not in a good way.

Every day, before my feet touch the floor, I say a prayer of gratitude......some days it is because I have a roof over my head, some days because I can take a breath, but every day, I am grateful.  It is time to raise the vibration, to really understand that we are all connected, we are all part of the human race.
Maybe it is the fact that this is an election year, and the fear mongers are spreading fear like fertilizer on a barren garden.  Some days,  I just hurt physically from all the  spite and hate that spews from mouths. 

There will always be room for improvement, no matter where you live, where you go, what you do.......but we live on a most beautiful planet, and its beauty is in its diversity.  I am grateful to be here, to experience this life, to have met the people I have met......I have read many times, that without gratitude there is no joy.......I believe that is a true statement.  In this country, we celebrate Thanksgiving in is probably my most favorite gifts, no decorations,
just food, family, friends and ........gratitude.  My goal.....Thanksgiving every day.



  1. My heart feels heavy when I hear people complain and speak against others. Being thankful lifts the heart. Good words.

  2. I'm always saying "Why can't people just be nice?" I also think "thank you" has gone far away. My line of work puts me in contact with people who are sick, who hurt, some will never be makes me so thankful that I'm able to be the "giver" in this instance and I'm grateful every day for good health.

  3. I just joined you and i am grateful that i have. I appreciated your husbands site/blog and always saw your pic there but it dawn on me that it was your button/link. I just thought it was simply a pic of his wife. silly me. I'll be back!

  4. and ...I am grateful that you are my newest follower (#175!) :D