Written by Dianne Fullmer

 

As we begin this busy Holiday Season, let us not forget to be thankful and show our gratitude.

Gratitude means thankfulness, counting our blessing and acknowledging all that we have.

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life

It turns what we have into enough, and more.

a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.

brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.

It turns denial into acceptance,

Chaos to order, confusion to clarity.

It can turn a meal into a feast,

Gratitude makes sense of our past,

-Melody Beathe-

Research has shown that gratitude heightens our quality of life. When you’re grateful you seem

to see the goodness of everything around you. Gratitude helps us shift our focus from what we

lack in life to the abundance we do enjoy.