Gratitude is ….

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.” ~ Beattie

I believe gratitude makes what you have, better; what you’re eating, taste richer; who you choose to spend your time with, more enjoyable and your outlook brighter.

My friend gave me a “gratitude” jar with the instructions to write down things/events that happen throughout the year and that I am grateful for, and place them in the jar. Then at the end of the year, read them and re-live them. I’ve begun the jottings and the jar is filling up! I am very grateful for my friend!

Having my expat community around me, I am happy, comfortable, secure and most grateful for the friendships and advice.

How are you doing on your “gratitude” jar?

Aloha,

Denise

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