Monday, September 21, 2015

World Gratitude Day

Gratitude Day was established in 1965 in Hawaii by an international gathering who decided it would be a good idea to have one day set aside to express appreciation for all the wonderful things this world has to offer.  Foreign attendees went back to their own countries and began celebrating the day on September 21, 1966.
 Whenever we are appreciative, we are filled with a sense of well-being and swept up by the feeling of joy.
M.J. Ryan
 You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life. And you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law: the more you have and are grateful for, the more will be given you.
Sarah Ban Breathnach
 The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.
Richard Bach
 Whatever our individual troubles and challenges may be, it’s important to pause every now and then to appreciate all that we have, on every level. We need to literally “count our blessings,” give thanks for them, allow ourselves to enjoy them, and relish the experience of prosperity we already have.
Shakti Gawain
 Both abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend… when we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that’s present — love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature and personal pursuits that bring us pleasure — the wasteland of illusion falls away and we experience Heaven on earth.
Sarah Ban Breathnach
Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.
A.A. Milne
There is not a more pleasing exercise of the mind than gratitude. It is accompanied with such an inward satisfaction that the duty is sufficiently rewarded by the performance.
Joseph Addison
Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.
Eckhart Tolle

Grateful for all who wander this way.
Happy World Gratitude Day!


Amy at love made my home said...

What a wonderful day, we all have a lot to be grateful for! I am grateful to have you in blogland! xx

kathy b said...

Love all things Piglet and Pooh

Teresa Kasner said...

I am grateful that you're my friend. I love positive people! Good job to share such a day. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Createology said...

World Gratitude Day is a great day. Thank you Tammy for sharing this and all the great quotes that speak to gratitude so well. I do honestly try to be grateful for each and every day and the many wonders we have. Grateful for Blessings...

Betsy said...

Beautiful post Tammy. Your beautiful heart is such a blessing to me. I am grateful that you are part of my life.

janice15 said...

Lovely post and I totally agree. We often tend to complain then say thank you for what Ive been given... To humble ourselfs and be grateful. Happy Autumn with love Janice

Diane said...

Very nice post, Tammy. Gratitude is the best thing we can do for ourselves.
I'm grateful for you, your kind notes and your encouragement as well as your inspiring blog. Diane

Linda said...

Lovely! Never heard of this day, but I like to try to live every day with gratitude. Coincidentally, I tried Gentle Yoga for the first time last week on a most beautiful evening, outdoors with my daughter and a lovely group of people (and a couple of equally lovely cats) in a most beautiful garden setting and the woman, a friend of Sarah's, who teaches the class had the theme of "Gratitude" for that evening's session. It was an incredible experience and I'm now hooked on Yoga - a perfect toning companion exercise for my body and soul besides my normal walking and biking. :)

Mereknits said...

A lovely reminder that we should be living each day with gratitude, sometimes that is easier said than done. Hugs to you, MEredith

Susan said...

Oh Tammy, I could not possibly agree with you more. Attitude of gratitude is the only way to live. Susan

Gracie Saylor said...

Again I am late in the celebration, but I love your presentation of the idea, and your celebration of World Gratitude Day :) I am grateful you took the time to create this post and share it with us, Tammy. Thanks! xx

Sam I Am...... said...

Okay, my favorite is Sara Van Breathnach's quote and I actually have read several of her books. All your quotes were wonderful and it is so true! It has made a world of difference in my life. I had a gal tell me once that I must have an overabundance of melatonin in my body because I was "so dang happy all the time"....she was envious and unhappy, I could tell. I told her was all about being grateful for what you have. I hope it helped her. Thank you for this post! It was reaffirming for me.

handmade by amalia said...

What a lovely, inspirational post. I'm also trying to be more mindful of the blessings in my life and more grateful for the little miracles of everyday living. A work in progress :-)

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
World Gratitude Day or not, we should practice it more frequently through our life.
We have so much to feel grateful for, compared with so many others that have far less.
Love your perfect hearts!
Guess Jingles is very happy for having you home more often.
Sending you hugs,

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