Wow– the year is almost over! And what a year it’s been. The difficulties and the awfulness of these intense times have too often overshadowed the more positive aspects of this troubled period.
What we lavish our attention on is what grows. It is of utmost importance to continue to pay attention to and vanquish the negativity that’s going on in our world. It is equally important to be aware of, acknowledge, and promote what is positive and life affirming, too.
This month, let’s begin and end each day by thinking of three things we’re grateful for. In order to assist you in this positive energy exercise, your message this month is in the form of a gratitude quote. Write it down, keep it with you and refer to it throughout your day. This strengthening practice will replenish your reservoir of hope, courage, and determination.
Again, please remember– it’s your gift, your right, and your responsibility to let the magical significance of your journey delight, define, and inspire you. Envision without fear, ask for what you want, listen carefully to God, take the actions necessary to make it happen, and experience the results with love, joy, and gratitude.
FOR ALL OF US:
“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought;
and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”
“Become a possibilitarian.
No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are,
raise your sights and see possibilities—
always see them, for they’re always there.”
Norman Vincent Peale
THE EMPEROR (March 21 – April 20) “Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
THE EMPRESS (April 21 – May 20) “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” Marcus Tullius Cicero
THE LOVERS (May 21 – June 20) “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” Albert Einstein
THE CHARIOT (June 21 – July 20) “Appreciation can change a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words and actions is all that is necessary.” Margaret Cousins
THE SUN (July 21 – August 22) “The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.” Dalai Lama
THE HERMIT (August 23 – September 22) “Thank you is the best prayer that anyone could say. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.” Alice Walker
JUSTICE (September 23 – October 22) “Today I choose to live with gratitude for the love that fills my heart, the peace that rests within my spirit, and the voice of hope that says all things are possible.” Anonymous
THE MAGICIAN (October 23 – November 21) “Gratitude is one of the most medicinal emotions we can feel. It elevates our moods and fills us with joy.” Sara Avant Stover
THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE (November 22 – December 21) “When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” Willie Nelson
THE WORLD (December 22 – January 19) “Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.” Denis Waitley
THE STAR (January 20 – February 19) “Gratitude always comes into play; people are happier if they are grateful for the positive things in their lives, rather than worrying about what might be missing.” Dan Buettner
THE MOON (February 20 – March 20) “When gratitude becomes an essential foundation in our lives, miracles start to appear everywhere.” Emmanuel Dalgher