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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Valarie Lee Gentry says
I really like this! I really have to work on being grateful and joyful everyday also. My life is hectic and sometimes I feel like life is unfair and I feel selfish saying that because many people have it worse off than I do. I need to remember 3 important things: I have a job, I have a roof over my head, and I have a beautiful daughter.
I understand… It is important to remember our blessings..especially when troubles come (and they always do)!
randy fulgham says
thanks for sharing
Renee S says
I think a positive manifesto is always nice to be able to pull out from memory when times are tough. I have my own personal one and it really makes me feel strong when I am feeling down.
natalie parvis says
This is really great. My mom would love it for her bedroom.
John Hutchens says
a very nice way to start the day. I shared it with my significant other and we really liked it. She had a very bad accident and has said these thing of how grateful she is for even the small things god has given us and the beauty of life