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Gratitude is Gratuitous, not Fortuitous February 17, 2014

Posted by nrhatch in Gratitude, Happiness, Mindfulness.
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An attitude of gratitude is gratuitous, not fortuitous.  It does not happen by chance, but by choice.

We choose our focus and fill our coffers.

What we focus on expands, crowding out niggling doubts, reminding us that simple pleasures are life’s treasures.  

Think about the good that surrounds you, here and now.  Gratitude magnifies happiness.

Fortune smiles on us when we smile on it.

* It’s not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness. ~ Charles Spurgeon

* There is always a time for gratitude and new beginnings. ~ J. Robert Moskin

* We can only live happily-ever-after on a moment by moment basis.

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Sifting through our 2013 Gratitude Jar put us in a GREAT mood as we recalled all the things we’d enjoyed.

For 2014, we swapped our Gratitude Jar for a Gratitude Basket ~ it’s BIGGER to hold even more good stuff.

Aah . . . that’s better!

Have you ever kept a Gratitude Journal or set up a Gratitude Jar?  With what results?

Related post:  An Appreciation Jar (Pocket Perspectives)