Be Grateful, Be Happy

gratitudeI’m really starting to understand how closely  gratitude and happiness are tied together.

That’s why I love this quote. Gratitude is one of the sweet shortcuts to being happy.

And it is so true – we can always, always, always find something to be grateful for.

Many somethings, if we think about it.

It has been my experience that once I start looking for one thing to be thankful for, I suddenly find dozens of things for which I am grateful.

They don’t have to be huge, over-the-top things. It can be something simple – like having hot water for your morning shower  or a warm bed to snuggle into at night.

Once you think of one thing, just one thing to be grateful for, think of another. Then another.

Instead of dwelling on what you think your life is lacking, focus on all the wonderful things you have and be grateful for each one.

To get started today, I’m grateful for each one of you, for the opportunity to share my random (silly, crazy, strange, oddball) ideas and thoughts, and the precious gift of writing.

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Each Monday I share my thoughts on happiness in my own personal Happiness Project for 2014. Feel free to post your thoughts or comments on happiness.

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