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Changes in Attitude, Changes in Gratitude

Have an attitude of gratitude; Be thankful for what you have; Count your blessings; no matter how it’s worded the thought behind it is the same.

Will living in gratitude really change your life? We believe so. We embarked on a journey of being grateful regardless of our circumstances.

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This was to be a 30 day experiment. But a funny thing happened, barely 3 days in we noticed distinct changes in our attitude.

I first noticed it when an unexpected bill came in the mail. I chose to be grateful that I could pay it instead of worrying that it would totally disrupt the budget. Then on the first truly cold night here, my heat quit working. My first thought was “thankfully, we’ve got space heaters” instead of the standard “oh, sh**!”

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Do we now automatically practice gratitude? Oh, heck no! I stub my toe, I’m not so grateful that I have that chair to sit in. However, after hopping around on one foot cursing inanimate objects, I will be thankful my toe isn’t broken.

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It feels so much better to feel blessed than to let worry creep in. I find myself smiling more, being more encouraging to others and letting the little things go.

Consciously practicing gratitude will definitely change your attitude.

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Here’s to a Happy Life!

💫MaryBeth & Sherry

Positively Positive!

We’ve been reading numerous articles to retrain our brains, leaving negative thoughts behind, holding on to the positive. Be happy and excited.

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What amused us were the ads associated with these articles. We understand that the authors have very little control over advertisers. Yet, Lose weight now! Count calories! Get out of debt now! Fight Depression! The tone is negative. The words imply pressure instead a joy. Decrease instead of increase. We feel like we inundated with negative media.

No focusing on the negative though, moving on to Positive!

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There is a lot of truth in saying that there are miracles all around us. It’s not difficult to see them if you look. Having this blog posted on the internet where anyone in the world can find it is a miracle. If you doubt it ask anyone over 50!

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It’s been said a million times, Gratitude is the place to start, live with an aura of gratefulness and everything in life will improve. Who doesn’t love to hear the words “Thank you!”

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How do you get away from the influx of negative energy?

There is a huge plus in having one day a week where you turn it all off. The internet, the TV, even your phone. You can concentrate on the positive. Concentrate on you.

We searched for a new way to start every day, Positive and Bright!

We decided to read  Hal Elrod’s book – The Miracle Morning.

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So far, so GREAT!  We have started our own morning miracles and in about 30 days we’ll let you know just how fantastic it is. If you are already committed to Hal’s program, let us know, we’d love to hear how it changed your life.

Thank you, Hal!