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Life is a whirlwind of many opportunities. Choose to embrace all of them in deepest gratitude. Learn to forgive yourself and honour the heart that beats within you, as well as the head that rests on your shoulders. Learn how to believe in people again and not be judging or cynical to various beliefs.

We are all of one light on this one Earth, and loving humanity makes all the difference.”
~Michelle Cruz-Rosado

Here we are, finishing up the first week of December. It will be legitimate to ask now, “where did the year go?” We always say back home that Christmas came fast this year, despite that it comes the same time each year. An entire year between each Christmases and it goes by in a flash. This is the time of year when our hearts are filled with joy and good cheer. It’s filled with the warmth of family and close friends. But how many of us are filled with gratitude for what the year has brought or what we’ve accomplished thus far?  Many people don’t recognise gratitude because they have a misconception of what it is.

Gratitude is……………..

-Looking at the world and all the good therein. There is some good left.

-It’s having an appreciation for all situations, the good and the bad.

-It’s being at peace with yourself and everything you have.

-It’s understanding that just feeling gratitude attracts more things to be grateful for

Remember through all the hustle and bustle of the season, be good to you. Appreciate you and be grateful for all that you’ve done, not only for others but most importantly what you’ve done for yourself. The past few months, I’ve spent a lot of time taking care of myself and doing things I really enjoy doing. Binge watching my favourite television show or locking myself away to read a book, it’s those simple things that made me feel good. I can honestly say I am grateful for the person I’ve become. The person who has recognised that taking care of ME is the most important thing I can do on any given day.

For that, I am grateful for.

This is my submission to Debbie’s Forgiving Friday   series, where she writes about and invite others to share their thoughts on  Forgiveness, Self-Love and Personal Growth.

~Happy Friday

@Etta  D. Richards

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3 thoughts on “Phenomenal Friday-December, Fill It With Gratitude

  1. Wow. Etta this is an incredible post. I waited to comment, because I really wanted to take it in. Look at this:

    “The person who has recognised that taking care of ME is the most important thing I can do in any given day.”

    You are such a powerful and wise woman. I acknowledge you so much.

    Thank you for an amazing post — I was honored to share this for #ForgivingFridays.

    By the way, my spiritual teacher mentioned how if you want to experience peace, look for the good in people and things and all the rest leave to God. 🙂 Gratitude, right?

    Blessings to you Etta. Love and Light,
    Debbie

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