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Thursday, September 14, 2006

Thankful Thursday: What VIAMARIE is thankful for this week

I was feeling very low this week after discovering that one of my trusted department head did something that made me feel betrayed. It bothered me a lot these past days that's why when I went through my GRATITUDE JOURNAL last night looking for what to thank for this Thursday, I saw my thank-you list that made me feel that what happened should stop me from hurting since there many other things I should be happy about and too important to take for granted:

... friends who love me,
... 24 years at the same job (and loving it more than the first day I started),
... a chance to share my vision for a better life,
... staying centered

It's not easy being grateful all the time. But it's when you feel least thankful that you are most in need of what gratitude can give you: PERSPECTIVE. Just knowing you have that daily list to complete allows you to look at your day differently, with an awareness of every sweet gesture and kind thought passed your way. I realized that when you learn to say thank you, you see the world anew. And as Meister Eckhart so eloquently stated:

"If the only prayer you ever say in your whole life is 'Thank you', that would suffice."

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  • At 9/14/2006 5:02 PM, Blogger Connie and Rob

    I am so sorry you were having some problems at work that made you sad. So glad you had your gratitude journal there to help you. One thing for sure is that you have a whole family of friends in the blogging world who care very much about you. Always know we are there for you.

    Take care,

  • At 9/14/2006 7:05 PM, Blogger The Mistress of the Dark

    24 years in the same job is definitely something to be thankful for.

    Have a lovely day :)


  • At 9/14/2006 8:21 PM, Blogger Maribeth

    No, it's not easy to be thankful all of the time. But we must give it our best shot.
    How lucky you are to have a wonderful family and friends and such a good outlook on life!

  • At 9/14/2006 8:53 PM, Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD

    She is only one against so many who do you good. Thanks God for them.