“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
This is one of my favorite quotes by one of my favorite writers. It originally came to me from her book, The Language of Letting Go, Daily Meditations for Codependents, in the meditation for August 1st.
Why August instead of later November? Because we need the magic of gratitude every day.
She goes on to write:
“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 it’s magic.”
Is it possible that something as simple as gratitude can be so powerful?
I believe so.
After I stopped asking why I couldn’t couldn’t find the right partner,
After I started to thank God for blessings, including the mystery ones on the way,
My soul mate came back to me.
Blessings are on the way!
I’m thankful for my soul mate.
I’m thankful for good health.
I’m thankful to have time to write and paint.
I’m thankful for the blessings on the way!