World Gratitude Day is tomorrow, Sunday 21 September, another opportunity, as everyday is, to reflect on how much we have to be grateful for. I’m so excited to be able to introduce you to someone in my world I’m grateful for. Julie Woods, “That Blind Woman” from New Zealand, has been preparing to launch her blog on World Gratitude Day, and I know we’re in for something special. You’ll hear more of Julie! I’m so thankful for the opportunity to be her Coach, supporting her on a most amazing journey. I’ve discovered an incredibly inspiring woman who has a story to share with the world… which she will do – stay tuned!
As I was typing this, an email came in which described a possible scenario in Heaven… the Receiving Room was buzzing with activity, with Angels handling lots of requests, the Package & Delivery Room, also very busy sending out all the blessings requested, but the acknowledgment room was very quiet as not many Thank You’s came in. The email continued with these words…
‘If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep you are richer than 75% of this world. If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish, you are among the top 8% of the worlds wealthy.’
‘And if you get this on your own computer, you are part of the 1% in the world who has that opportunity.’
‘If you woke up this morning with more health than illness…. you are more blessed than the many who will not even survive this day.’
‘If you have never experienced the fear in battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation … you’re ahead of 700 million people in the world.’
‘If you can attend a church without the fear of harassment, arrest, torture or death you experience a freedom three billion people in the world don’t have.’
‘If your parents are still alive and still married …you are very rare.’
‘If you can hold your head up and smile, you are not the norm, you’re unique to all those in doubt and despair.’
Happy World Gratitude Day!!!
Ideas for making the most of World Gratitude Day (or any day!)
List 10 things you’re grateful for.
List another 10 things you’re grateful for.
Smile some more.
List 10 more things you’re grateful for.
(You can’t help but smile now)
Share your list with someone.
Tell someone why you’re grateful that they’re in your life.
Stick your list where you’ll see it regularly.
Add to your list everyday.
Notice how much you’re smiling now…
And how many others are smiling with you!
Cheering you on,