Reasons to Live Out Your Life in Gratitude and Thankfulness

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Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions.
The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you
will have even more to express gratitude for. Zig Ziglar

Being thankful for what you have and what you experience creates positive energy. It builds you up and promotes the better side of life. Thankfulness opens the door for new opportunities and good things to come into your life. It promotes health and well-being.

It’s easy to be thankful when good things happen, but we also need to express gratitude for trials, troubles and tribulations. You may ask, “Why?” and say, “No way, I can’t do that!”

The following poem expresses, much better than I could, the many reasons to be thankful for negative aspects of your life.

Be Thankful

Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire.
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?
Be thankful when you don’t know something,
For it gives you the opportunity to learn.
Be thankful for the difficult times.
During those times you grow.
Be thankful for your limitations,
Because they give you opportunities for improvement.
Be thankful for each new challenge,
Because it will build your strength and character.
Be thankful for your mistakes.
They will teach you valuable lessons.
Be thankful when you’re tired and weary,
Because it means you’ve made the effort.
It’s easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are
also thankful for the setbacks.
Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles,
and they can become your blessings.
— Author unknown

I’m thankful for you; for who you are; for all you do!

Betty Franklin
Betty Franklin
Betty Franklin is a Mental Fitness & Wellbeing Expert. After a 30-year career working on the frontlines of healthcare, supporting and caring for people dealing with illness and disease, she transitioned her nursing career outside the institutional setting to help people stay healthy and live fuller, more vibrant lives. She does this through one-on-one coaching, delivering powerful seminars and her book called G.U.T.S. - Get Uncomfortable To Succeed, Embracing Health, Balance and Abundance. With a practical, well-rounded approach to mental and physical wellbeing, Betty's seminars and coaching program provide clients with clarity, direction and support to enhance their health and life. She simplifies what you need and want, how you can attain it, and helps you understand what's holding you back. People who work with Betty notice a clearer perspective emerging as they learn and grow, and as they stay accountable. Ultimately, they reach where they want to be faster, and with greater ease.