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In everything, give thanks!

We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.

~Cynthia Ozick, American short-story writer and author of The Shawl

There are days in life that run effortlessly, and then there are days when we stumble often! On the days when life seems to flow effortlessly, it is pretty easy to find things to be grateful for. On the days when life seems laden with challenging obstacles, it is difficult to get out the door, much less appreciate blessings. While we yearn for more carefree days, sometimes we cannot recognize the gifts that lie in them until we face adversity.

As long as we don’t get caught up in letting the challenge define us, adversity can be the ingredient that shows us how strong we are. Sometimes it is in the hardships that we find out what we are made of. There we find the building blocks and tools that will help us along the way. Start being grateful for it all now, and remember to live every day to its fullest—each minute is a blessing from God. And never forget that the people who make a difference in our lives are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards. They are the ones who most care for us.

Everyone is fragile, so if you see someone without a smile today, give him or her one of yours! Live simply. Love seriously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God. And most of all, don’t forget to laugh. It is all going to be OK, and for that we can be extremely grateful!

Magical Key to Bliss: Decide what deserves your gratitude today.


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