Being Thankful

“It is not happy people who are thankful, it is thankful people who are happy”

We tend to allow an entire year to go by before we consider what we have to be thankful for in our life.  It takes a holiday like Thanksgiving to get a family to sit around a table, catch up and visit with other relatives that you haven’t seen since last year.

Everyone gets to share there past year good or bad.  Joys of laughter, drinking too much wine and eating too much turkey is the end result as everyone passes out on the couch to watch whatever football game is being played.  OR some wish this was their day.

We lose sight of what we are grateful for  during the year.  When did it come down to realizing what we have to one day a year?  What if there was one solution to cause less stress each day?  It is so simple, that if we just felt thankful for the good things in life we would certainly smile much more and feel more happy and optimistic.

I am so thankful for my family, my career and that I have a drive inside of me that continues to want to learn and grow.  I am thankful for my running partners and gym buddies that help me keep my body healthy.  Most of all, I am thankful that I was able to remove myself from a great career, but negative experience and use that to grow, start my business and follow my dream of helping others.

We have forgotten how to be thankful even for the bad things.  I am thankful for the bad because I have learned lessons that have allowed me to move forward.  Being grateful is a choice.  Today, I chose to be grateful.  I am thankful for my HEALTH, I am thankful for my PARTNER, I am thankful for my WRITING, I am thankful for my CLIENTS, I am thankful for my FRIENDS who have become my FAMILY and most of all I am thankful for my FAMILYBeingThankful…  I am going to challenge you as my readers to make a daily list of what makes you happy.

What is on your gratitude list?

Published by beckyshafferliveinconfidence

I did the crazy and left my career teaching job after 19 years to work on and build my coaching business. I took a year off to follow my dream of being a life coach and using my skills, life lessons and training to help others find meaning in their life. While I do this, I am always growing, learning and finding more purpose and meaning in my life as well. Currently, I am life coaching and fitness coaching part-time , I continue to blog, meet with clients and I am back to teaching full time in Columbus City Schools, working with gifted students, teaching. U.S. History.

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