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“When I allow myself to celebrate what is good in my life that vibration ripples in my life and the world.” – Ellen Miller

When you wake up in the morning what’s the first thought that goes through your mind? Do you consider the day’s to-do list or the bills that need to be paid? Do you think about getting the car serviced or your children’s after-school schedule?

All of these things are important, but they don’t always lead the way to living with a grateful heart.

Living with a grateful heart gives you the opportunity to celebrate the goodness in life and to see goodness in others. Living with a grateful heart allows you to share happiness and love. And living with a grateful heart opens the way for more joy and peace to come in.

Perhaps when you wake up, the first thought that goes through your mind should be one of thanks, contentment and gratitude. I share these simple things from my life so you’ll be nudged to remember the wonderful things you have to be thankful for, too.

I’m grateful for my friends who encourage me.
I’m grateful for God’s grace.
I’m grateful for the smell of Sunday supper cooking all afternoon long.
I’m grateful for working for a company that provides health care benefits.
I’m grateful for having a strong body and a clear mind.
I’m grateful for having the freedom to choose the life I want to live.
I’m grateful for after-dinner walks with my wife.
I’m grateful for being forgiven.
I’m grateful for the first sip of coffee in the morning.
I’m grateful for having the ability to pay my bills.
I’m grateful for realizing being happy is my greatest purpose.
I’m grateful for remembering that I am enough.
I’m grateful for hearing laughter in my house.
I’m grateful for my faith.
I’m grateful for the kindness of strangers.
I’m grateful for people reading what I write.
I’m grateful for learning from my mistakes.
I’m grateful for every sunrise – each one doesn’t go unnoticed.
I’m grateful for growing older.
I’m grateful for my parents.
I’m grateful for each good-night kiss.
I’m grateful for exactly what I have.

About Alex Blackwell

Alex Blackwell is a father, husband and writer. He writes about inspiring things at The BridgeMaker.
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