Now Is The Time
For Being Thankful!


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Being thankful is one of the most rewarding activities you can possibly do.

Feeling gratitude not only helps you to feel good straight away, but it can also help you to soften your resistance about challenging situations.

Find out more about the importance of being grateful and why giving gratitude completes the circle of receiving.

What are YOU most thankful for? Rave about what makes your heart sing using the form below! You can also read what other visitors have shared at the bottom of this page.

The obstacle

The only obstacle to being thankful is simply not observing with attention. We grow used to our blessings and we start taking them for granted, without realizing that they truly are blessings.

For instance, we take for granted having running water out of a tap; go camping for three days and you will quickly notice how difficult the most common tasks become when you don't have running water.

You can overcome the tendency of taking things for granted by dedicating some time daily to developing an attitude of gratitude.

Practicing gratitude

You can choose to be thankful any time. For instance, I like starting my day by feeling gratitude while I'm still in bed. I sometimes choose to create a grateful day.

I also keep a gratitude journal and I write a full page of things I am thankful for at least once a week.

At times, I carry a gratitude rock to remind me to take a few moments and feel grateful.

You can also take advantage of the opportunities that arise throughout the day to be thankful for what you have.


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A little secret to getting what you want...

Feeling gratitude not only puts you in a good mood, but it is also an investment in positive energy, and it helps you to get what you want.

I quite like the little formula that Joe Vitale gives in "Life's missing instruction manual":

    1. Be grateful for what you already have.

    2. Declare what you would like to have with positive emotion.

    3. Act on the opportunities that appear in front of you.

Notice how Joe Vitale puts emphasis on being thankful for what you already have before asking for something else. In fact, being grateful is the only thing left to do when you are open to receive abundance.

You can use these thankful quotes and thankful phrases to maintain an attitude of gratitude.

All in all, the advice is simple: Say thanks! :)

"When you arise in the morning, give thanks for the morning light, for your life and strength. Give thanks for your food, and the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies with yourself."

Tecumseh, Shawnee Chief


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Thankful For Knitting  
I am Thankful for learning how to knit and having an interest in knitting. Knitting passes the time and is a useful hobby. With my skill in knitting I …

Dumped 
I just got dumped over the phone about 3 hours ago, but I am grateful as to the way I handled the situation and spoke calmly, that I am able to tell myself …

Love and support 
I am thankful for the love and support I have in my life - I don't appreciate it enough - my husband, daughther and my rather large family all love and …

Bless 
There is so much that I'm thankful for! First off, this comes from the man above and I can't do nothing but smile sometimes because simply the world and …

People 
I'm thankful for all the people I have met in my life. It's definitely broadened my horizons. I've learned something new about each and every person who …

Gratitude 
Today I am grateful for... 1. My fiance. He is the best partner I could have ever asked for. 2. My dog. He is so sweet, well behaved, loving and …

Happy not homeless 
I'm happy - I'm not homeless on the holidays like many others this Xmas.

Eternal Gratitude 
I am so grateful to my parents for bringing me up and providing me with all I needed, meaning I could grow into the person I am today. I am grateful …

Why I Am Thankful 
First of all,I am thankful giving honor to God for enabling me this opportunity, and knowledge to sit here this evening and say I'm thankful. I am thankful …

Thankful for My Husband 
I am thankful I have a husband who loves me so unconditionally. I am thankful the Lord has blessed me with a man who is loyal, loving, compassionate, honest …

I Am Thankful  
I Am Thankful A Roof Over My Head Education Family Food Friends Good Health Care

Being a blessing 
I'm thankful for the people out there such as yourself, who are an inspiration to us all for helping us grow through our difficulties by being inspired …

The smiles 
I live in a surburb, with high walls sorrounding most people's houses. However, right next to my house are squatters. I bet their family has owned the …

Be Ready for Success in 3 Easy Ways  
Many good things come to those who wait. However, it's not always about waiting if you want to be successful. Sometimes you also have to make sure that …

I am Thankful For 
I am Thankful for: A Good Book to Read A Roof over my Head Clothes on my Back Family and Friends Food on the Table

Thankful for a new day 
I am so greatful that my surgery is over and I have a "gut feeling" that my biopsy will be negative. Time to enjoy the rest of my life. Every day is a …

Thankful for the unfolding of a new day - fresh and unwritten 
Thankful for the unfolding of a new day - fresh and unwritten. There have been so many days of routine, of being closed off, of obsession; today is a …

Gratitude 
I am thankful for the inspiration this newsletter has been over the years and of course the beautiful soul expressing as Cristina. I am grateful for …

For the gift of my life 
The parents I have My vocation The ups and downs of my life For who I am For all the things I have; materials, spiritual, and life views and …

Granddaughter 
There are so many things that I can be thankful for but thank you Lord for giving me the opportunity to be a grandma - it is the most wonderful feeling …

Thankful For Learning to Be Me 
I am so grateful for learning how to be me. The process is ongoing but the process is a true enjoyment. I'm thankful for learning the power of positive …

Restart 
I'm 18 years old, 2 years ago I found God, and I have found my place and I'm not lost any more; I'm thankful for my mom who supported me alone for 16 years …

My son, my sun 
I'm thankful for my son. I get teary just thinking about him. He's small (16months) now, but has taught me more about love, fulfilment and happiness than …

Breath & Heartbeat 
Grateful that my breath and heartbeat are patterned by Divine Rhythm and the Master Musician

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Family 
No matter how much I think I despise my mother, I know truly she does anything and everything to make me a better person. I'm truly, from the bottom of …

The Importance of the Attitude of Gratitude 
I am thankful to my mother and my friends for the unconditional love they are showering on me. I am indebted to them for that and will always be so.

Family 
I am thankful for my wonderful family. They have been there for me. They love me unconditionally and support me through my heartaches. They have done …

Life 
My life My house Healthy heart Food... Vitamins My son My husband Having the best dad in the world That I was close with my dad …

My life 
I am thankful for every thing - my dog, family, friends, the roof over my head, my clothes, and especially the food!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thankfulness... not just the last Thursday in November 
I want to applaud you for this blog. Too often we complain about what we do NOT have. This is the glass half empty syndrome in my humble opinion. Our …

I am thankful for... 
My wife My children My health My dog My home I have a job I have money I have one day off every two weeks I have three weeks vacation …

Be Thankful for Love 
Life is a gift in itself. Throughout life you achieve goals, you pursue dreams, and you meet people. All these things give the you a sense of challenge …

A New Day 
Thankful I woke up to a new day To practice mindful living with every breath Reminding me how life is in the here and now A choice in loving all who …

Thank You Cristina 
I want to thank you Cristina for the tips you have given in your article about how to find joy in everything around you. I never used to enjoy waking up …

Lucky 
I'm thankful for all I have :)

Life 
To-day I am grateful for being able to get up every morning. I am grateful for having my Mom with me for 83 years; thank you God for that. I am grateful …

Today 
I am thankful for today. I don't mean specifically this very day, but every new day. Like many people I used to live my life at a frenzied pace, trying …

I am so very and ultimately thankful 
Hello. My name is Mari and I want to say the so many things that I am thankful of. I am a mother of twins, boy and girl of four years old. They are …

A List-full of things 
I am thankful for having Jehovah God in my life. I am thankful for all of his creation and everything I've been blessed with. Even though I may not have …

Thanking God for never forsaking us 
I Thank God our Father for everything he has done for all of us. I thank him for guiding us when we're scared or hurt. He is always there to comfort us …

Thanks Today 
People with warm hearts & big smiles Team work Really good guitarists Family Paul Kittens Soda with lime Great stories My job My future My past …

A God Day! 
I am thankful for puppies, kitties and colors that appear from a crystal.

My body, my mind, my spirit. 
God made one of me. One who looks like me. One who thinks like me. One who loves like me. One who feels like me. One who reacts to life situations like …

Thanks 
I am grateful for this beautiful Sunday morning, with the sunlight shining in my windows, helping my tomato plants, parsley and basil to take on the growth …

God Makes Me Grateful 
I am thankful for everything. I have been still allowed in my mother's house for 24 years and she still hasn't kicked me out though I'm ready to be a man …

I am grateful 
I thank God for being Lord, Creator, Sustainer, Friend, Great Physician, King, Redeemer, Deliverer, Strong Tower, Conqueror, Merciful One, Provider, Everlasting …

My strength 
I am so grateful that I was given the strength and courage to rebuild my life. I lost everything after my relationship ended. Everything I had worked …

My True Gifts from God! 
My two boys Matthew adn Mitchell! One means gift of God, the other... Gift from God! Both true angels sent here to show me what the world is about, how …

Thankful for having Love 
I am thankful to God for granting me a great and amazing love relationship. It is the best thing that ever happened to me. Love allows you to rise high …

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Making the choice to be grateful 
I am thankful for a wife who continuously loves me even when I am not easy to love. I am graeteful for her patience with me yesterday. I am grateful …

Thank You by Brenda Gross 
I am thankful for all of the help I have received in my life from people I know and people I don't know. I wrote a song about it called "Thank You". It's …

Thank YOU 
I am thankful for every window that opens after a door is closed. I am thankful for the strength to get up after I fall down. I am thankful I have …

This opportunity! 
I am first of all thankful for this opportunity to share what i am grateful for; for having this "gratitude network"! It is very reinforcing and inspiring. …

My family 
I have a beautiful daughter who has just made one year. I am thankful for my mother who helps take care of her while I am working. I am grateful …

IT'S A MIRACLE 
Few months ago I wrote you about one of my sister that it was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. To be exact the date was October 18, 2010 when were told. …

My Wonderful Family 
Well, there are many things in this world that have I got to be thankful for, but what I am mostly thankful for is my family. They are the light of my …

Health, friends, living in Canada 
I live in the best country in the world, and I am so thankful that my parents came here to provide myself and my siblings with every possible opportunity …

Yea....sure 
I think anyone that sits and gives thanks when they have things like good health taking away is just fooling themselves. So.... you tell me how to be thankful …

Blessings in my life 
Here is my list of blessings that I am thankful for, that God has provided for in my life. All are gifts of grace. Thank you God for: My husband and …

Love 
I am thankful to have a friend like the one I have. I love him, he loves me, and I am thankful to watch our friendship grow and blossom and become better …

I am Thankful for life 
I am truly thankful for being able to even write this message. As I'm writing many challenging things are happening in the world: Japan has just been …

I am thankful for... 
I am thankful for my children whom I love and adore. I am thankful for the love I receive from my children. I am thankful for the love, support, …

Starting and Ending the Day with Gratitude 
Every morning the first thing I have started doing for the past two months is listing the things I am grateful for. The love that I feel for my partner. …

Thankful for the sun and the moon! 
I am thankful for the sun Who always seems to have so much fun Today I felt its rays in the later summer afternoon They were like praise that became …

Thank God I have Reason 
I thank the Almighty for my mind and reason.

I am thankful because I am alive 
I am thankful because I am alive... the rest comes along with me being alive.

I'm thankful for having my sister for another month, better yet for another day! 
My sister was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in October 15th and they say that the probabilities to live was from 2 to 3 months. She had surgery in …

Thankful 
My Daughters. They are life itself. My love that I can give unselfishly. My father who I respect and love. My music. The gift I have been given. …

A Wonderful Year 
I have always been fasinated about Nature and wanted to understand her language, this year the Universe connected me with persons and websites that not …

I am thankful for having a great life 
Having good friends Lovable parents Lovely people around me

I am grateful for life 
I am grateful for old friends and new friends A wildberry smoothie from McDonald's My kitty's soft black and white tummy A hug from a former foster …

Giving Thanks 
I am so grateful for a God that Loves me unconditionally. Human love has conditions, but God's love has no strings attached. I am grateful for food …

I am grateful for the love of God 
I am grateful for all the beauty around me, and God. Everything I experience is just amazing. I am a cancer survivor, 8 years, and I sometimes have …

Some More Things To Be Thankful For 
I'm Thankful For Another Day To Wake Up And Hear The Birds Singing And My 18 Year Cat Kelly Layin' Peacefully Next To Me! I'm Thankful For The Sun Shinnin' …

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I'm Thankful That God Has Given Me Another Day 
I'm Thankful For So Many Things, He's Brought To My Attention That I'm A Sick Girl, Had A Lot Of Bruises On My Arms And He Gave Me Wonderful Doctors, That …

Giving Thanks 
After three years of recovering from a broken ankle, which seemed like forever, I am grateful that for the past two weeks I have resumed my early morning …

I' m Thankful For The Little Moments 
I'm Thankful For This Site, It Helps Me And I Know It's An Inspiration To Others! I'm Thankful For My Good Friends And All The Support They Have Given …

Thankful for being thankful! 
There are so many reasons... I know that there is a higher power and I strive to know him/her. I am alive. I am in excellent health, I have a fiancee …

Blessed and grateful
for all that surrounds me!
 
I am very blessed and grateful that I have a mouth and muscles to be able to smile and laugh with those all around me, for that is a great healing power. …

God has truly shown me his greatness 
I am a lady by the age of 33, for years I have struggled to get a good permanent job... but God somehow revealed his preciousness - he blessed me with …

I am grateful for so many things 
Many days I take for granted that my children are healthy and my husband and myself! Or that if we are hungry all we have to do is walk into the kitchen …

The Holy Spirit 
I am so thankful that God gave me the gift of the Holy Spirit. Without Him my hope for me and my family's future with God would be hard to believe. …

My Angel 
I am so thankful that I was blessed to have a wonderful friendship with the most amazing person. My best friend Angel. She was my soul mate. She made …

ATTEEENNNNNNTIOOOON!!!!!!!! A Grandmother Dream... 
Hi Cristina, I have been trying to do the 'gratitude thing', but doubt kept creeping into my mind. I could feel myself slipping back into my old …

Where Is My Gratitude? 
Hi Cristina, Thank you very much for your reply, for I am still learning this "gratitude stuff" I do feel myself getting better each day. For example, …

My beautiful baby boy! 
I have been blessed with a healthy, naughty 3 yr old boy. I got divorced from his father when he was just a year old. I never thought I would be able to …

I am grateful for Healing Hands 
My 16 month old grandson was diagnosed with Wilms Cancer and had a tumor on his kidney the size of a football and it weighed 3.5 pounds. I am grateful …

Making it on prayer and belief and hope 
I am thankful that I made a decision to "Go the Positive Route" this year, because when the economic meltdown hit us in South Africa, my car also packed …

Lord's wonderful blessings 
Many thanks to god. I am so thankful to god for everything in my life. Wonderful Family. Loving husband, adorable son. Great loving and caring brothers …

My gratitude... 
I am so grateful for so many things: * My children are healthy. * I am healthy. * My family members are healthy. * I have a roof over my head. * …

I am thankful for my wife Lisa 
I have the most wonderful person who has chosen to spend her life with me as my soulmate. I cannot describe how wonderful she is, and how much she means …

Gratitude 
I am thankful for all the people that have come into my life. Whenever I am upset or unhappy, somebody just comes into my life to cheer me up. When …

Life 
I am grateful for having my health, a lovely warm and cosy home, a wonderful loving husband and family, two adorable cats a nice place to rest my head …

I AM GRATEFUL 
I am grateful for my life and for having such a loving and supportive family. I am grateful for the true loyal friends I have and their unconditional love …

My Mother 
I am forever grateful to have a mother who has always stuck by me, and done whatever she could to give me what I wanted and gave me that strength to carry …

Happiness... 
I wake up every morning and am thankful that I am healthy. I am thankful for having a loving and supportive husband who lets me be me. I am thankful for …

Thank You Life 
I appreciate life, and everything in it... this helps me achieve all of my goals, one by one, until I will achieve them all :) Thank You.

A second chance in life 
I'm grateful for my life, love and health. I'm working at a kindergarten and every morning I look forward to meeting the kids because they just bring out …

My wife and my boys 
I am so thankful for my wife and my boys. They are the joy of my life. I feel so blessed when we are together. I am also highly thankful because God …

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For my treasure friend! 
Thanks to you I can understand what love is... See, it's not really my friend... maybe it's my best friend, maybe it's my boyfriend... Thank you God …

Having it all and being thankful 
I give thanks to god for everything he's giving me and also I thank him for my mother and my father and family, and my pastor for giving me insight. …

People 
I am thankful for people. People to love. To wake up and have the ability to serve whoever I might come across in my day, week, month, year... thankful …

I am Grateful and Thankful at the same time 
I have so much to be Thankful for! First of all for GOD! My creator! Praise Be To HIM for all things! I am also Thankful for my health, my husband, my …

School 
I am thankful for the fact that after one year of having six hours of homework every day, I will improve a lot in 8th grade. I am also thankful for Sigma …

Autumn 
I'm thankful for so many things! Autumn is finally here!! I love the beautiful colors of the changing leaves and the blueist blue skies! I'm so thankful …

MY MOM 
On september 19, 2007, my mom suffered a stroke. We were lucky to notice it before it was to late, thanks to my great nephew for noticing the change in …

Fresh starts 
I'm thankful for the gentle sound of rain outside my bedroom window when I awoke on a quiet Sunday morning. It sounded so peaceful, relaxed, and unhurried. …

I'm Grateful for Your Inspiration 
Just reading this page is sheer joy. Following some of the links only adds to the pleasure. I'm grateful that Cristina infuses the Internet with so …

THANKFUL FOR TODAY 
I am THANKFUL for today as today I am conscious enough to be THANKFUL, *For opportunities in challenges. *For the insight and control. *For the glimpse …

Very Very Thankful 
Things have been going well in relationships recently that I still have. I am very thankful for this. I hope they continue to stay like this and even …

I am thankful to my guru Not rated yet
I am thankful and Greateful from the bottom of my hear to my Guru, because of HIM I have such a peaceful life which is full of abundance, security and …

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