Gratefulness ...

Today all over the United States family and friends are coming together to celebrate a day of Thanksgiving. Although a Romanian and somewhere in an European country I too take time to reflect on the things for which I am grateful especially remembering those people who have helped shape my life till now in such a beautiful and trustfully way.

I feel so grateful for all fiends I have and to those special friend who truly had a profound impact on my life. Those who were actually responsible for helping me move on to the right road and to a bright future. When I think of these great friends, I have such a deep feeling of gratitude that it is not so easy to put my feelings into words.

I feel so thankful that I had the pleasure of meeting so many great people wherever I went and learned lessons that changed my life completely. As I look back to the point where the change began to take place in my life, I'm reminded of the lyrics from one of Celine Dion's songs "Faith"

"Faith!

Right beside you is where I'll stay

Oh faith !

Just take me as I am... so please... have faith!

So many times and so many ways

I didn't know just where to go,
You gave me a sign and opened my eyes

That's the reason why I know

....

Faith!
Right beside you is where I ll stay

Oh faith!

Just take me as I am... so please... have faith ! have faith !"


You might take a few minutes today - regardless of what country you are in and do as those in the United States are doing - give thanks for the good that you have in your life.

Another message came today from Rhonda Byrne, the author of "The Secret" that I want to share with you as is perfect touching this message of "Thanksgiving"

"The greatest thief of human happiness and abundance is ungratefulness. Any lack in our lives - whether in money, health, or relationships - is simply the evidence of a lack of gratitude. If you focus on lack you are not being grateful, and that will bring more lack into your life. Yet the simple state of radiating gratitude summons everything to you.

No matter who you are or where you are, you can change your life with gratitude, but you must feel it with your whole heart and radiate it from every cell. Gratitude is not a mental exercise, and in fact, if you simply use your mind for gratitude it will have little or no power. True gratitude comes from your heart! You must think gratitude through your heart, speak gratitude through your heart, and feel it intensely in your heart.

Then practice gratitude relentlessly. As you practice gratitude you will attract more thoughts and feelings of gratitude. In a short time your entire being will be saturated with it, and you will experience a happiness that is beyond what you can imagine. This is what is ahead for you when you choose gratitude as your way of life. And if you can really live in this highest state of gratitude, you will never have to ask for anything. Everything you want will be given to you before you even ask, because gratitude is the magnetic substance that opens every single door in the Universe.

This Thursday is Thanksgiving in the United States. To celebrate Thanksgiving, I want to share an excerpt with you from The Secret Daily Teachings, which is being released in the US, Canada, the UK, and Australia on December 9th. This excerpt presents an easy way to start using gratitude and integrate it into your life by making every Thursday "Thank You Thursday." As you "Thank your way through every Thursday" you will open the most powerful receiving channel within you.

"Today is Thank You Thursday". Today and every Thursday is your day to say and feel "Thank you" in as many ways as you can.

Write a list of all the people and events you want to give thanks for.

Return thanks today to those who have done things for you.

As you walk say "Thank you" in your mind with each step you take.

As you drive, make each time you stop your cue to say "Thank you."

At various times in the day, think and feel "Thank you" inside you seven times in a row.

Look for every opportunity to say "Thank you" to other people, and say it with so much meaning that the person looks right at you.

Thank your way through every Thursday, and make "Thank you" your predominant thought, feeling, and words of the day.

"Thank you" - two words, inconceivable potential power, and all they need is you to put the power into them by expressing them.

Thank you!"

I thank you for this inspiring message Rhonda and I hope it will inspire many other people today.

Today, I will be giving thanks to those individuals who have shaped my life, to those who come into my way and smile to them. It does make a difference :)

May the joy of gratitude be in your heart,
Gabriela

2 comments:

Irina Mereniuc said...

speaking about gratitude:) thank you for your posts! they are, great all of them/ including the ones posted on the other 2 blogs of yours ;) some contain a lot of interesting information, others just made me reconsider my actions and my thoughts in a positive way:)
danke!

angelina said...

it's been a pleausure and in the the same time a big luck to meet you in my life, my sweet and kind friend, my little buterfly...flu, flu...
i remeber our old times, almost two years ago,we met each other, shared our thoughts and feelings, discovered a new world, dreamed toghether and became friends,
your smile was always able to break the storm and clouds and make the sun shine on people's faces :)
wherever you are, wherever you go you will be always in my memories
my brave and kind friend