"Cultivate the habit of being grateful
for every good thing that comes to you,
and to give thanks continuously.
And because all things have
contributed to your advancement,
you should include all things in your gratitude."
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Not to be contradictory to the famous and wise Ralph Waldo Emerson, but I cannot help myself in my strong desire to change this message by removing just one word. That word would be 'good'. So, here it is without the word good:
Cultivate the habit of being grateful for everything that comes to you, and give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.
That's so much better. . .
You know it is so easy, requires no effort to be thankful for the things that we see coming to us that are 'good'. It takes courage and more open mindedness, along with more wisdom to consider including those things that we consider bad and being thankful for them. Yet, it is very often true in my own life that those things that may have seemed bad, poor decisions and such, were the very things that caused more substantial growth, new and stronger, more committed desires, as well as often changing from bad to good once I saw them more clearly.
Being Thankful For EVERY-thing Is A Huge Advantage.
Spread Some Joy Today--The more thankful you are, the more you like yourself and where you happen to be right now.