April 6, 2012

opportunity, gratitude and blessings
TerryApril 6, 2012 0 comments

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. --  William Arthur Ward 

I recently joined a yoga class in campus. One of the things that our yogi emphasizes on is the attitude of gratitude. Being grateful for things we take as "ordinary' such as gift of breath, the oxygen we inhale and the ability to exhale CO2. 
Gratitude has become a part of what now comes automatically to me. Inhaling the good of life, being able to exhale the not-so-goods while being grateful for everything that comes my way.
It is something (gratitude) I always strive to do, though now it's like an enlightenment that empowers me to create my own destiny. 
I am counting my blessings one by one and acknowledging what the mighty God, who I believe in, has done.
John Marks Templeton in his book Wisdom from World Religions: Pathways toward heaven on earth says that "Gratitude can be a powerful magnet that attracts increasing blessings to us—love, joy, opportunity, health, friends, material good. Those who are grateful
This week has especially been a week of opportunity for me. I was blessed to be part of a great team with fabulous people, doing what I have always wanted to do. I return, I will commit to the endeavour.
I the opportunity to learn, grow as well as contribute to a worthy cause!
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues , but the parent of all others. ~~ Cicero
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