Every once in a while something comes along that just touches your heart. This was one of those times for me. Remaining grateful and joyful is something that I have to really work on each day. So, I can hardly wait for my Gratitude Manifesto by Life Manifesto’s.
Here’s the complete manifesto text:
If I am Grateful……
I begin each morning by giving thanks for ten things in my life, pondering what my life would be without each.
I take nothing for granted. I marvel at common miracles: the newborn baby, the growing seed, every beat of my heart.
Whenever I feel angry, frustrated, or discouraged, I count my blessings until I feel peace and joy.
When life does not meet my expectations, I thank God for the privilege of growth and find the opportunities that lie hidden within disappointments.
When faced with trials, I remember that, as gold is extracted from ore through fire, it is only through trials that I am purified.
When I see people struggling and in pain, I thank God for my own struggles, which have given me eyes to see and increased my desire and capacity to uplift others. My conscious, persistent gratitude is the catalyst for compassionate service, and the fruit of service is joy. I will be ever mindful of the needs of others, and I will be joyful.
Isn’t this just great? I would like to have this read every morning at breakfast!
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