It is easy to pick and choose what to be grateful for in life. I ran across a quote that puts Gratitude in a different perspective. Let me share it with you!
“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”
by Ralph Waldo Emerson, American Philosopher
Emerson makes the point that “all things in our life” have contributed to our advancement. His view is very life affirming and I agree with his sentiment to a large extent. Cultivating the Habit of Gratitude not only brings happiness, but potentially opens the door to creatively dealing with life challenges in a positive manner.
A Happy New Year to All!
Originally published on December 28, 2015 by Terry Butler
President – Reliance Business Development LLC