Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday because it reminds us to be grateful. Gratitude is a law of life and an inexorable principle that when we develop it, our happiness increases. The more we are grateful, the more reasons for being grateful increase.
Everyday we should, therefore, practice gratitude. Gratitude lists are a great tool for doing this, but this Thanksgiving holiday, try a practice of gratitude in action. Gratitude in action is not just listing what we are grateful for, but doing unselfish acts for others. When we give of ourselves without any thought of what we will get back in return, we find our hearts are filled with gratitude and happiness.
Remember that there is a flow of energy in the universe which means that the more energy you give out, the more it returns to you. This applies to gratitude as well.
So when you are enjoying all the wonderful food, football, family, and friends this year, ask yourself, how can I use this gratitude in service to others?
Quote of the Week
“The virtue of gratitude directly touches the ultimate foundations of human existence, for there is hardly another quality of man that is so suited to reveal the state of his inner spiritual and moral health as his capacity to be grateful.”
Otto Friedrich Bollnow