Monday, December 1, 2014

Gratitude Brings More Blessings

Years ago a friend asked me if I'd like to be president of my own division of the Life's Beautiful Club. I said, "Absolutely! How do I sign up?" And he said, "You just have to say at least once, everyday, 'Life's Beautiful.'" And I've been doing it ever since. You too can be the president of your own chapter, simple simple. Just say it everyday. And you know what? Our gratitude always brings us more blessings.

There is a branch of Hawaiian spirituality that has an invitation to see everything as beautiful.  When we are in gratitude everything IS beautiful.  

My friend Lee has a daily affirmation that goes like this, "I love my life and my life loves me." Our thoughts are so important.  A Course in Miracles says that a change in perspective changes everything.  It's not what happens to us in life, it's what we do with what happens that's important. When Nelson Mandela was released from prison he said, "As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew that if I didn't leave my bitterness and hatred behind I would still be in prison." Nelson Mandela was all about forgiveness, and as a result, he lived a life of gratitude. 

One of my favorite poets, Rabindranath Tagore wrote, "The clouds that come floating into my life no longer carry rain or usher in storms, but add to the color of my sunset sky.  May you all enjoy this holiday time with grateful hearts. 

© Josephine Laing, 2014


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    1. Dear Sister Josephine,

      Thank you for reminding me of the beauty life holds. It is truly my path to find and express that beauty. So, forthwith I am renewing my membership in the Life's Beautiful Club!

      Your friend Zeke.

  2. Dear Zeke,

    I officially proclaim you President of your local chapter, as you did for me, all those years ago.
    Thinking of you with love in my heart.

    Many Blessings to you and your beautiful family,