Be aggressively thankful. When it comes to living, do you take things for granted or take them with gratitude? Thanksgiving is the attitude of a productive life.
No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks. How long has it been since you thanked those closest to you? The person who forgets the language of gratitude will never find themselves on speaking terms with happiness.
Thanksgiving, you will find, creates power in your life because it opens the generators of your heart to respond gratefully, to receive joyfully and to react creatively.
Count your blessings at every opportunity. Find fifty things to be thankful for today. As you do, creative ideas will spring forth as a result of the mental conversation you are having with yourself. One of the best ways to generate momentum and opportunities is to sit down and write a thank you note to people who have influenced your life.
The most highly satisfied life can be found in being thankful. Appreciative words are one of the most powerful forces for good on the earth. Thankful words don't cost much, yet they accomplish so much. Count your blessings; don't discount them!
- John L Mason, from the book Know Your Limits - Then Ignore Them! (to find out more about this book, please go to www.freshword.com/resources)