Happy Thanksgiving, Busygals!
As Busygals, it's easy to get caught up in our non-stop, "go, go, go" lives...but I think today is a reminder to slow down, be grateful, and remember what's truly important in our lives.
Busygals, think how different our lives might be if we stop and take a moment daily to reflect on what we have to be thankful for. One way to do this, as Oprah says, "Keep a grateful journal. Every night, list five things that you are grateful for. What it will begin to do is change our perspective of your day and your life."
In honor of today, I've compiled a list of quotes below about thankfulness to encourage you (thanks to quotelady.com...one of my favorite quote sites!)
Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough.
Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
--William Arthur Ward
If one could only learn to appreciate the little things... A song that takes you away, for there are those who cannot hear. The beauty of a sunset, for there are those who cannot see. The warmth and safety of your home, for there are those who are homeless. Time spent with good friends for there are those who are lonely. A walk along the beach for there are those who cannot walk. The little things are what life is all about. Search your soul and learn to appreciate.
Somebody saw something in you once -and that is partly why you're where you are today. Find a way to thank them.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
When eating fruit, think of the person who planted the tree.
When we are grateful for the good we already have, we attract more good into our life. On the other hand, when we are ungrateful, we tend to shut ourselves off from the good we might otherwise experience.
When we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that's present--love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature, and personal pursuits that bring us pleasure--the wasteland of illusion falls away and we experience heaven on earth.
--Sarah Ban Brethnach
P.S. I wrote this entire blog on my phone, in true Busygal style! I have to say, in addition to being beyond thankful for an amazingly supportive and loving husband, parents, family, and friends, I'm also thankful for some of the incredible technology we have access to :)
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