1000 Reasons To Be Grateful

I am starting a gratitude list to help me remember this prayer: “Dear God, may we always be grateful.” I believe that gratitude is the key to serenity.

Truly gratitude is a transformer in our lives. The more I cultivate it, the more joy and serenity I find in my life. Please feel free to add to this list in the comment section…or start your own gratitude list.

1. fresh breezes smelling of loamy ground after a gentle rain
2. little girl giggles that remind me to smile
3. sweet smell of puppies
4. ants marching in a row carrying leaves above their heads
5. raindrops that wash away tears
6. lilacs in the wind
7. friends who make me laugh
8. sweet potato pie with a hint of lemon
9. old men with hairy ears
10. red berries hidden beneath shiny green leaves
11. sweet memories of days gone by
12. mushroom prints that I make during rainy season
13. friends who call just to see how I am
14. walks in the floresta
15. page-turner books cozy quilt on a cold night
16. hic-ups from laughter
17. warm feet next to my cold feet
18. snooze alarms on cold mornings
19. spring water from a house faucet
20. little girls doing cartwheels
21. tadpoles changing
22. rain while the sun is shining
23. walking the beach at sunset
24. Grandmother’s pecan pie
25. books with woman heroes
26. blowing soap bubbles
27. coloring with my grandchildren
28. silly songs I sing for the children
29. birds taking baths in puddles
30. good books with sequels
31. reunions with old friends
32. poetry that lifts my soul
33. fragrance of fresh cut grass
34. grandmother’s rocking chair
35. kitty purrs
36. car with good gas mileage
37. spring tulips dotting my heart with color
38. socially acceptable burps and farts
39. belly laughter
40. old age’s patience
41. summer storm that cools the air
42. tea made from mint and lemon grass in the garden
43. people who read my poetry and leave me sweet notes
44. friends who see past my faults
45. clouds stripped with rainbows
46. God’s grace sprinkled throughout my life
47. sweet moments cuddled with my dog before I start my day
48. hearty soup on a winter night
49. images found in burning wood
50. the ability to laugh at my shortcomings
50. the ability to laugh at my shortcomings
51. frogs croaking making night music
52. spring water straight from the ground
53. story time with grandchildren
54. rocking chairs keeping time to our stories
55. tea made with lemon grass from the garden
56. baby’s first tooth
57. tiger eye marble
58. the chance to say “I’m sorry”
59. toddler’s delight in his rocking horse
60. mouse carrying her babies to safety
61. tiny humming bird nest
62. sleep over parties
63. giggles all night
64. roasting marsh mellows over a fire
65. combined nursing homes and kids day care
66. being blessed by a beggar
67. short sermons
68. emerging butterfly
69. large print books
70. young people offering seats to elderly
71. falling stars
72. church bells
73. concerts in the park
74. little girl ballerinas
75. boys with frogs in their pockets
76. white pebbles with silver glitter
77. jazz under the stars
78. singing in the shower
79. cold dark water creeks
80. cane fishing poles
81. going back to bed for a few minutes
82. licking beaters with chocolate icing
83. whispering secrets to a best friend
84. pajama parties
85. able to laugh at myself
86. full moon splendor
87. falling stars
88. other people’s babies
89. playing piano in church
90. whistling a happy tune
91. coffee at sunrise
92. giraffes and avocado seeds
93. rosy cheeks in the winter
94. frosting covered beaters
95. hand written letters
96. meeting people around the world
97. stories with happy endings
98. early morning sunbeams
99. beach breezes
100. puppies chasing soap bubbles
101. libraries, stores, thrift shops, yard sales, Internet full of books to read
102. 100 kinds of shampoo and soap…didn’t know I needed so many
103. long walks on the beach wondering why tattoos are everywhere
104. lips without rings in them…doesn’t that hurt when you kiss?
105. magic machines that give me money when I stick a red card in them
106. chocolate frosting bowl and beaters to lick
107. hand written letter from a friend
108. babies blowing spit bubbles
109. friends who don’t remember my stories
110. another day to be grateful
111. friends that make me laugh
112. hand cranked ice cream
113. daisies that always say “love me”
114. roadside wildflowers
115. delicious smells coming from a bakery
116. warm socks when my feet are cold
117. summer rain that cools the afternoon
118. summer tomatoes eaten in the garden
119. people who smile at me when they pass me
120. not having to wake up to an alarm clock
121. little flowers that grow in unexpected places
122. fireworks displays that don’t make noise and scare animals
123. to still have my teeth at 73 🙂
124. clothes that don’t squeeze or pinch
125. friends that call me for no special reason
126. my pen pal on Death Row who has taught me gratitude for tiny things I take for granted
127. internet friends that open the world to me
128. YouTube courses on almost everything
129. that my vision is still good enough to read
130. I am grateful for gratitude lists
131. friends who inspire me to be a better person
132. days when I can accept where I am and not need to try to be “better”
133. red balloons floating across the sky
134. staying up too late reading a good book
135. a friend who forgives me when I am being unreasonable
136. grief that reminds me that I have loved
137. sweet memories that pop up just when I need them most
138. when I wake up feeling peaceful after a time of sadness
139. a chance to try again
140. friends who remind me of my worth
141. sunset romps with our dogs
142. contagious laughter
143. grandbabies whose mother takes them back when they are crying
144. childhood taffy pulls at Halloween
145. times when I cry and laugh at the same time
146. puddles to splash in
147. jasmine on night breezes
148. flowers that bloom only at night
149. rocking my cat
150. plentiful food my whole life
151. meteor showers on a clear night
152. moon cycles
153. baby birds flapping their wings
154. poems that make me think
155. completing another book of poetry
156. not having to shave my legs or arm pits any more
157. being able to disconnect from others’ dramas
159. small stores where I don’t have to walk so far
160. polite people
161. my mother teaching me the value of good grammer
162. that which guides me within
163. my dog’s nonjudgment
164. color in my world
165. classical music that makes me cry with its beauty
166. beggars who teach me generosity and compassion
167. courage and faith to just keep trying
168. poor memory that makes me forget another’s mistakes
169. self-forgiveness
170. decreasing need for perfection
171. learning that need reminds me to turn to our Creator
172. quiet days of reflection
173. being able to enjoy a groups laughter even when I cannot hear what they are saying
174. cardinal on the window sill looking a me watching him
175. kind neighbor who mows our yard every week, for free
176. free library after years living were there were no libraries
177. books that make stay up late reading them
178. strawberry season
179. cat that likes to sleep in my lap
180. home delivery mail
181. having friends of all ages
182. summer rain for a afternoon nap
183. warm socks when my feet are cold
184. the feeling I have when I first lie down at night
185. alarm clocks that wake me up gently
186. when I wake up without needing an alarm clock
187. Internet friendships around the world
188. finding a great bargin
189. watching God’s grace work in my life
190. music so beautiful it makes me cry
191. feeling great after exercising
192. pink clouds in the morning
193. baby birds in the eves of the house
194. sweet summer corn
195. making this list
196. fresh summer corn so sweet and beautiful
197. friends with a good sense of humor
198. my new piano…have missed having an instrument since I returned
199. sitting on the beach reading a good book
200. internet friends who do not care if my thighs are flabby 🙂
201. books, books, books
202. another day to try again
203. mistakes that contain opportunities to learn
204. hot shower that always works
205. parks with places to walk, run, ride a bike
206. gratitude list which reminds me to be grateful
207. stars, stars, stars…reminding me of the greatness of our Creator
208. birds eating sunflower seeds at my window feedere
209. honest people
210. full moon that turns the forest silver
211. grateful that I can pray for and receive faith, strength, compassion
212. for the ability to cry openly and without shame or embarressment
213. Halloween pumpkins carved, lit with a candle, a charming tradition
214. my silver hair, a merit badge of age
215. wrinkles that are road maps of life’s adventures
216. big mamma spider full of babies living on my window
217. my pen pal on Death Row, he makes me realize how much I take for granted
218. showers full of rainbows
219. tree filled with plums in our yard; I didn’t know what it was
220. free time to enjoy all I love to do
221. exercise that strengthens my body and keeps me flexible
222. a good attitude toward life, a quite joy within that nothing can steal
223. a feather in my path which means God’s happy with my life (American Indian saying)
224. snail on my doorway reminding me to take life easy
225. piano scales that make my hands stronger and work like a meditation for me
226. more patience when I have lost mine
227. a night of peaceful sleep
228. free international calling to keep me in contact with friends around the world
229. frozen yogurt…mmmmmmm…
230. birds on our bird feeders
231. a chance to try again and again
232. forgiveness, mine and God’s
233. change, an opportunity to grow
234. gratitude lists which make me pay attention
235. gray days turning to sunshine
236. grateful to not need to be like others
237. to be 73 instead of 17
238. to laugh at my errors
239. to be old enough that sneezes, farts, burps don’t matter
240. laugh at social norms
241. birthday celebrations…mine and others
242. change just when I think I can’t stand something any more
243. an opportunity to play a grand piano today
244. fairies disguised as fireflies
245. good sense of humor
246. campfire on a cold night
247. cat that purrs in my lap
248. opportunity to try again when I fail
249. fuzzy socks
250. friends who like me even when I am not likable
251. sane moments in an insane world
252. transportation to where I want to go
253. sunny days, rainy days
254. cheerful people
255. sense of smell: puppies, jasmine, bread baking
256. today I am grateful for so many things to be grateful for
257. people who love me
258. people who do not love me for they teach me patience
259. little children–other peoples’
260. when pumpkin season is over
261. a special day once a year to be thankful
262. people who encourage me to keep exercising
263. a walk at sunset
264. a walk at sunrise
265. finding a whole worm in my apple instead of half
266. holiday leftovers and no cooking the next day
267. warm house when there is frost on the grown
268. knowing that no one can really disrespect me except myself
269. whistling a happy tune until I am happy again
270. old musical movies
271. blowing soap bubbles
272. being able to put my hands flat on the floor
273. not being in a hurry any more
274. empty beaches
275. being able to always wear comfortable shoes
276. lovely comments from people who visit this blog
277. children who have been taught to respect their elders
278. larger hula hoops for big hips
279. forests made from bodies buried with a tree on top
280. children who visit nursing homes at Christmas
281. vision for this past year
282. times when I am able to be quiet and give my unwanted opinion
283. patient friends who love me even when I am not so lovable
284. internet friends from around the world who show me there are many ways to look at everything
285. pine forest in front of our home
286. Serenity Prayer to remind me to accept what I can’t change
287. chance to try again if I don’t get it right
288. clear direction from God when I am not sure what to do
289. comfort foods
290. fireplaces
291. Umbrellas that work when you need them
292. sandal weather
293. bees that pollinate our flowers and foods
294. bees that make honey
295. honey in my tea
296. people who still hand write letters
297. reusable grocery bags
298. people who make environmental friendly things to replace plastic goods
299. unconditional love that animals give us
300. peanut butter and chocolate anything
301. warm socks when my feet are cold
302. instruments with which to make music
303. friends who still hand write letters
304. forks instead of chop sticks
305. clouds that look like animals
306. free books
307. e-books that allow me to enlarge the print
308. walks in the floresta by moonlight
309. people who forgive
310. patient people who graciously repeat when I didn’t hear them
311. New Year’s Day with its new beginnings
312. people who keep their word
313. people who are punctual
314. my mother teaching me good table manners
315. showers that never run out of hot water
316. dryers on rainy days
317. winter where sweaters are enough
318. singing a cantata with a beautiful orchestra
319. unity with diversity
320. people who are nonjudgmental
321. pizza, pizza, pizza
322. old movies, especially musicals
323. sweet moments I suddenly remember for no reason
324. another birthday soon approaching
325. rain on tin roofs
326. old Christmas movies filled with good memories
327. friends from around the world
328. my dog’s kisses that wake me up instead of an alarm clock
329. free phone calls that help me stay in touch with friends and family
330. electronic books that enlarge print so I can still read
331. traditions that keep me connected to others
332. buds on trees long before it is time for them to open
332. winter rain instead of snow
333. people who laugh at my jokes
334. people who leave sweet and interesting comments on my blog
335. reasons to laugh
316. reasons to cry
337. angels, mermaids, rainbows
338. poets and songwriters
339. live theater
340. classical music readily available
341. end of the year celebrations
342. a year’s worth of tough lessons
343. for people who open doors for me
344. respectful teenagers
345. short winters
346. discernment in choosing who I want to be with
347. snowed in days to be at leisure
348. friends from around the world
349. tiny birds at my window
350. cats that purr
351. the ability to be alone comfortably
352. tiny buds on trees reminding me that spring will come
353. spring seed catalogues
354. hot showers with lilac soaps
350. e-book readers that enlarge the print
351. cuddly dogs
352. granola when I don’t feel like cooking
353. losing weight when I didn’t try and am not sick
354. a well tuned piano
355. sheets dried on a breezy summer day
356. I do not have to respond to unjust comments
357. God always attends to my needs
358. I can ask for faith
359. life is not fair, or maybe I have not learned to see God’s justice
360. I am grateful even when I can’t think of something to be grateful for right now
361. laughter, tears, ups and downs
362. spring water to drink with no chemicals added
363. spiritual healing
364. love eternal
365. watching my dog eat peanut butter–always makes me laugh
366. smell of the ocean
367. people helping people
368. opportunities to learn something new
369. lots of books to read
370. finding my grandmother’s recipe
371. tolerance for other people’s beliefs
372. less self-righteousness
373. pizza, pizza, pizza, oh, did I mention pizza?
374. death…the idea of living on earth forever is terrifying
375. things that make me laugh
376. friends across the ocean that I’ve never seen
377. fluffy dogs
378. bargins
379. the ability to live simply
380. food that isn’t “diet friendly”
381. campfires
382. playing in clear streams
383. seeing a new bird
384. good customer service
385. church bells
386. the silence at the end of the symphony before people clap
387. A & W Root-beer Floats when I was young
388. friends who can keep secrets
389. first cup of coffee in the morning
400. feeling better after exercise
401. growing trust in my intuitive guidance
402. this body which our Creator gave me
403. my creativity
404. my courage to try new things
405. I am grateful for love, love, love
406. animals that teach us how to love
407. warm socks when my feet are cold
408. my toothbrush, toothpaste, and better breath afterwards
409. sleep that heals hurt feelings
410. laughter that forgives
411. kindness…mine and others
412. freedom from envy
413. judgement changed to compassion
414. sharing a creative time with a friend
415. new lessons every day
416. dogs that make me laugh
417. wise things children say
418. getting to sound like my grandmother
419. candles that smell good
420. deer tracks in the yard
421. Valentine’s Day…a special day to tell someone you love them
422. clean water without chemicals added
423. new earth-friendly substitutes for plastic
424. silence
425. serenity
426. Sometimes I feel grateful after a sad time just to feel hope again.
426. loyal friends who listen far beyond their allotted time
427. the ability to let go and be silly sometimes
428. i am, you are, we are…which is lovely
429. doggies who teach me how to love and play
430. loyalty…so few really understand its power, its love
431. acceptance, faith that all will turn out well
432. people who show me it is okay to make mistakes
433. grateful to always be learning new things
434. trees covered in flowers in the spring
435. spring coming early
436. robins announcing spring
447. baking homemade bread fragrance in the house
448. friends who listen to my woes
449. dentists who make the pain go away
450. laughter that bubbles up again and again
451. babies crawling faster than I can run making me laugh
452. a written apology and bouquet of roses
453. self-publishing companies that make it easy to publish books
454. cereal when I don’t feel like cooking
455. longer hours of daylight
456. volunteer opportunities
457. my God within
458. doggie kisses…but not in the mouth
459. full moon turning night to silver
460. people who read this blog
461. grateful to groups who provide food for the needy
462. down comforters and pillows
463. polite people
464. people who pass me on the street and smile
465. umbrellas that don’t turn inside out in the wind
466. seeing the absurdities of life
467. laughter
468. tears
469. feeding the hungry
470. I am grateful for feeling gratitude
471. learning about other beliefs and not trying to change their minds
472. believing in a God of love
473. raindrops on roses, whiskers on kittens
474. Ma and Pa Kettle movies of my childhood
475. helium balloons that float high in the sky
476. people who give me their seat on the bus
477. cars that stop so I can cross the road to get my mail
478. geese flying in formation against a deep blue sky
479. self-cleaning ovens
480. sharp knives
481. caring neighbors
482. junk food
483. healthy food
484. storytellers
485. people with a sense of humor
486. giggles that won’t stop
487. page turner books
488. weeks filled with things I like to do
489. new foods to try
500. our loving Creator
501. grateful for my mission and when that is finished, another one
502. doggie cuddles in the night
503. cold days with sunny skies and the promise of spring
504.two people who said they liked my smile on the same day
505. peanut butter and jelly
506. hope
507. those things that cause me to turn to our Creator
508. blowing soap bubbles
509. waking up New Year’s Day, feeling great and knowing others don’t
510. meandering
511. raking leaves and someone picking them up
512. people who laugh at my jokes
513. girl talk sprinkled with laughter
514. people who know how to forgive
515. self-cleaning ovens
516. being free to be me
517. spontaneous plans that turn out fun
518. my dogs playing together instead of with me
519. moats floating on sunbeams shining through the window
520. sunny days, rainy days, foggy days, but not snowy days
521. webs covered with sparkling dew drops
522, patient friends
523. annoying things that teach me patience
524. bad knees that make me walk slower and notice more
525. my curiosity that keeps life interesting
526. bad situations that turned out to be good
527. fields of daisies
528. faith which expands with use
529. new friends
530. sunshine on picnic days
531. to be able cry freely
532. want to smile while exercising
533. to see the humor of watching the Food Channel on the treadmill
534. hic-ups from laughing
535. puppies that run in their sleep
536. service dogs
537. butterflies on flowers
538. kaleidoscopes
539. rainbows on summer days
540. young people who give me their seats
541. grateful that I love to learn
542. for the voice within that guides me
543. for an alarm clock that kisses me away, then asks to go out
544. diets that start tomorrow
545. warm house on cold days
546. sincere people
547. my commitment to tell the truth
548. the blessings of sharing
549. peaceful days
550. an attitude of gratitude
551. the smell of orange blossoms on a summer eve
552. people who help me see the lovely qualities I often miss in me
553. forever friends
554. that which makes me doubt, question, not accept everything I am told
555. change that takes away sorrows, reminding me of the good

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64 Responses to 1000 Reasons To Be Grateful

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  2. eternalcadence says:

    Amazing.. thank you for sharing… we generally forget the small things…. n waste our time fighting with God over minor issues of life….. we don’t realise we should be grateful to the almighty creator for everything… even if things are not happening the way we wish… in that case everything is going as per God’s wish

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  3. Beth says:

    I am thankful for the creation and that I owe my life to the one who created me.

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  5. JustJan says:

    I love it! You made me smile. Inspirational!

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    • Pat Cegan says:

      Justin, why not start a list yourself. Doing a list of at least 1-5 things to be grateful for each day will make an amazing change in your life. I have found that being grateful, aware of all the things we have to be grateful for, makes my life so much richer. It also helps to move away from the “victim…poor me” state we all fall into at times. Glad the list made you smile. hugs, pat

      BTW, I love your blog!

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  6. Great list…I really enjoyed being reminded of all of the things I am also grateful for. It never ceases to amaze me that our human experiences are all so similar.

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    • Pat Cegan says:

      Thank you. Today I am 74. I come from a family of longevity, especially the women. So, who knows, I may be around a lot longer. Either way, I am content as I have had a wonderful life. hugs, pat

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  7. I am indebted to you all. One never knows or can understand where a few words will land and lighten a heart, and that brings to mind how grateful I am to have conversations with dear friends, and equally with those I meet like the 47 of you who commented on Pat’s lovely sharing and that doesn’t include 293 more people who looked but didn’t comment! Amazing!
    My new post area is coming along and because it is Christmas please consider that we were friends when I wrote the poem and when I composed the picture that I have illustrated it with. In the meantime, Merry Christmas, and may God bless you in the coming year (this includes you, too, Chris Jensen, because God loves you and will help you to find Him when the door of your heart opens. I am reached on upwardboundme.wordpress.com Best Wishes to you all, Marie

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    • Pat Cegan says:

      Thank you for your lovely words. Thanks you also for your sweet words for Chris Jensen who has been a faithful reader for many years. Happy New Year and may all your days be filled with peace, joy and laughter. hugs, pat

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  8. We will too busy to notice most negativity!

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  9. Hello Pat. Being thankful is the key to so many wonderful things. After all, what we give we get back tenfold. So when we are thankful, more things show up to be thankful for and its a wonderful thing. I thank you for this wonderful post. It is an invitation to move into thankfulness once again. Peace and Blessings.

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    • Pat Cegan says:

      Your words are well said. I, too, find that when I am grateful, aware of the blessings I receive each day, I find myself in that wonderful place of serenity. Ironically, when I am not in this place, getting “more” does not relieve the anxiety I feel when we forget to be grateful for what I have. Thanks for adding your thoughts, Graig. hug, pat

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  10. What a beautiful list!

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    • Pat Cegan says:

      I hope it inspires you to start your own. Remembering all the things for which I can be grateful has changed my way of looking at the world. If you have not done this, give it a try. hugs, pat

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  11. living fully says:

    Always be thankful for what you have :).

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    • Pat Cegan says:

      yes, indeed. Most of the world lives in poverty and need. How blessed are those of us who have so much. But even the poorest person can enjoy the beauty of our earth, the love of family and friend, and the blessings of our Creator. hugs, pat

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  12. arlene says:

    Glad to read those things you are grateful about. Some of us just ignore simple things like those.

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  13. chris jensen says:

    Can i add, i’m grateful there is no god!

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  14. Marty says:

    Reblogged this on C PTSD – A Way Out and commented:
    Pull this out when feeling blue and recite.

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    • Pat Cegan says:

      Thanks for the reblog, Marty. Gratitude has become my daily touchstone to serenity. I find that when I am complaining, I am not seeing all the things I have to grateful for. hugs, pat

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      • Marty says:

        I agree, neuroscience sates. What fires together wires together.

        Practice complaining, victimhood, or just worry about past and it becomes suffering.

        Practice gratitude and actually give to,others and life changes.

        Thanks Pat

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  15. It’s good to read something like that. Thanks for sharing this list of great words.

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  16. Baydreamer says:

    True gratitude is the path to serenity for me, as well, Pat. Lovely and truly inspiring post. I believe it’s important to feel thankful for the smallest of things, too. One thought that comes to mind are stories from elderly people, whether they are my own parents’ love story, my Dad’s war stories, or life stories from other elderly people – so feeling grateful for elderly people, their experiences and wisdom that turn into wonderful, compelling stories for all who wish to hear and to learn. Hugs, Lauren

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  17. Your list is incredible and very inspiring. I felt so many of them as I read them. Thank you gorgeous soul, for this sweet reminder. With love, Sharon

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    • Pat Cegan says:

      Keeping the list really makes me so much aware of what we have in our lives that we take for granted. I also write to a man who lives on Death Row and has not even a chair to sit on, no color (tan walls, white sheets) summer breezes (concrete block rooms with no fan or air conditioning). I have become so aware of the abundance in my life by sharing it with him. Now the list makes me even more grateful. hugs, pat ❤

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      • Wow that’s very intense situation for him and could be a real struggle. That’s beautiful that you and he write. That’s really made me stop and think – to not even have a chair! Thanks Pat. Wishing you a lovely day full of abundance and love ❤ Sharon

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  18. Amazing thoughts👍
    We should be grateful for every little thing.🙂

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  19. Sidharth says:

    It’s incredible isn’t it that the little joys in life actually come for free to us yet we really never make an effort to admire & be grateful for the same. Thanks for sharing such a lovely & insightful post. According to your convenience please do read some of my writings would love to know what you think about them 😊

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    • Pat Cegan says:

      ok, hugs, pat P.S. For me gratitude is the path to follow to discover the lesson of how to love as our Creator loves.

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    • Pat Cegan says:

      Your blog is striking, thought provoking, full of things we all need to consider. I found your poem and comments after a real wake-up call as I am struggling with someone with great emotional agony. Surely I must be more compassionate. Thank you for the reminder. I especially loved this line: I know, what’s it like to cry alone. We all have been there, alone, in despair. I have finally learned, that we are never truly alone. Within each is a reservoir of Divine Love and Light that we only need to be still, go within and tap into this ever-present Source of serenity. Keep writing and sharing as I know you are touching many lives. hugs, pat

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  20. pranabaxom says:

    And I was searching for one thousand slides☺

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  21. chris jensen says:

    Reblogged this on crjen1958 and commented:
    Life within all it’s surprises!

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  22. chris jensen says:

    Sweet comments, upon a post liked!

    hugs chris

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  23. JanBeek says:

    I have been writing daily in a Gratitude Journal for more than a decade. I begin each day thanking God for the love, joy, and peace that are mine, and I ask the Lord to help me with the other “fruits of the Spirit” that don’t come so naturally: patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. I write each day at least 5 things for which I am grateful and I ask the Holy Spirit to walk with me helping me live humbly with an attitude of gratitude all day long – and a response of generosity. Often I read this date’s entry from a decade ago and remind myself about those items/attitudes/blessings that were in my prayers “way back then.” It’s a great way to stay real and to remember to thank God for all those answered prayers!

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  24. What an intriguing idea. It is so hard to remember the so called smaller things by which we are blessed. Today I went out into the yard and uncovered some of the hay I had mulched with last fall and I was so thrilled to see the tulips up in droves (I think droves are for cattle, aren’t they)? Oh well. And that immediately took me to being thankful that most of the yard and garden area are free of mud. It seems here it has been a long winter, longer that we usually have (we had snow two days last week) and I love the snow and the winter scenes, but I am thankful for the changes of season. It brings new light and life, renewed energy and it brings interesting an nice posts from friends like you. lol

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    • Pat Cegan says:

      I can promise you that if you start a list like this, that gratitude with be a constant state of being. I kept a gratitude journal for a long time and it changed the way I saw the world. I decided to start this list as a “refresher course.” hugs, pat

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