It’s been a good week. I’ve done some writing. I made some sales. I played golf. I have a lot to be thankful for. This week some of things that I noticed are weather comments, the language people use and gratitude.
Okay… all you doom and gloom weather forecasters - STOP! Yes winter is coming; it has every year for longer than any of us have been alive. Now get over it. Enjoy the beauty of the weather we have each day instead of bundling up for a blizzard that may or may not hit. Live now not then.
Bad weather always looks worse through a window. - Tom Lehrer
We're so busy watching out for what's just ahead of us that we don't take time to enjoy where we are. - Calvin & Hobbes
Why is foul language or swearing so common these days? What purpose does it serve? I may be an anomaly but I can go days and nights without using curse words. Why are our movies, music and every day conversations filled with words that blister the ears of a nun? What does it prove? I’ve spoken to people who use a certain word in every statement they make. I’ve heard conversations that every second word sounded like a curse word. Are we so uneducated that we have to use foul language to get our point across?
How much time do you spend being thankful? I think about gratitude, giving thanks, being thankful every day. I believe that if we are grateful for what we have now we will benefit from more good things in the future. I can turn my day around by noticing and appreciating the things I have, see, do and experience. I think if more people were grateful we could change the world.
Today a few of the things I am grateful for are:
The sleep I got last night even though I didn’t sleep well
A very fast 9 holes of golf this morning even though I golfed poorly
That Shelby my dog slept well most of the night even though I had to take her out at 1:30 this morning
The weather today
My work even though it’s been a slow day I’ve been able to speak with some very nice people
Facebook for letting me see the wonderful and inspirational and funny posting from family and friends
The people who read my blog even though I don’t know who you are
Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough. - Oprah Winfrey
Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the gratefully and appreciating heart. - Henry Clay
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others. – Cicero
Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines. - Leroy "Satchel" Paige
A little gratitude goes a long way to make things better for other people and yourself. As you go through the next week give thanks as often as you can. You’ll feel better for it and others will too.