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Personal Development for Life - You Can Never Read or Express Too Much on Gratitude!
June 21, 2015

You can NEVER read or express too much on gratitude!

This is a re-post from earlier this year but one I wanted to share again with you because:

It is one of the simplest, easiest things to apply to your daily life – with the grandest of benefits….

What are you grateful for today?

One of the most important questions we can ask ourselves!

Ask yourself every single day.

I remember reading once "Imagine if you woke up tomorrow with only the things you were grateful for today"

Create a beautiful, beneficial habit and attitude of gratitude and watch how many more wonderful things appear that you can be grateful for and simply smile at.

Include the wonderful people in your life, the wonderful things around you that make your life easier and those little things that just put a smile on your face.

Be sure to acknowledge and let the people you are grateful for know, and you'll put a smile on their face too!

Repetition creates habit. The greatest way to increase inner happiness (with the added benefit of greater health and well-being) is to be aware and regularly acknowledge all the people and things you are grateful for. The more you acknowledge them - the more you will see - and the happier little Vegemite you will be. Ok, for my overseas readers, there's a very common Aussie saying "Happy little Vegemite". No doubt my Aussie readers will automatically think of the jingle written many moons ago, before I was even born but we all know it - "it puts a rose in every cheek"


It's easy to lose sight of all the wonderful people, moments and things in our lives and get stuck on all the things that may seem wrong, not done, problematic or difficult. Without meaning to we can spend our time focusing on everything that doesn't seem perfect and miss seeing the multitude of things that are already.

Be sure to give your kids and your partner or loved one’s a hug today and tell them how grateful you are to have them in your life! If there not with you send them a message or tell them in your thoughts.

Today I am grateful for:

- My wonderful partner and my kids. They make me laugh and smile. Thank you Greg, Luke & Sammy and our lovely girlfriend in-law, Dayna

- I'm grateful for my sister and my friends. Thank you Tiger, Britt & Nik.

- I am grateful for this glorious day, the job I have and the work I do - and the car I have to get there.

- I am grateful for the wonderful home I have.

- I am grateful for the fabulous book I am reading (its jamb packed with useful information), and for all the hundreds of other fabulous books waiting for me to read.

- I am grateful for my health, my energy, my passion and abilities.

- I am grateful for my wonderful business coach. Thank you Mahindra

- I am grateful for our wonderful morning coffee man! Thank you Spencer

- I am grateful for the beautiful butterfly and lady beetle that decided to rest on my arm this morning.

Acknowledging gratitude each night as you lay your head on your pillow is a wonderful way to drift off to sleep.

I welcome your comments, thoughts and feedback

Karen Offord is the author of 'Dare to Dream, Your Journey of a Lifetime'. She is an author, blogger and professional counsellor - helping men and women who desire to make positive changes in their life by providing an abundance of information, tools and resources - so they can experience, enjoy and live the life they desire and deserve, full of love, hope and joy. I welcome and encourage you to also visit and upload a happy photo to: Acknowledging the simple things in life that make you smile. In doing so you also help someone in need by way of my wonderful sponsors donating $1 to charity for each happy :) photo uploaded :) Full details found on the page. With sincerity, hope and gratitude - Thank You :)
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