Sometimes words reach out from the page a grab us. Sometimes what we read pulls in with a warm embrace. Sometimes the message finds a soft spot in our hearts. Sometimes words give us the courage to face another day. Our words are important no matter what form they may take.
What words comfort you? What words challenge you? What words do you use?
“Kind words do not cost much. They never blister the tongue or lips. They make other people good-natured. They also produce their own image on men’s souls, and a beautiful image it is. “, wrote Blaise Pascal.
Choose your words wisely!
“It is necessary, then, to cultivate the habit of being gratefulfor every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” Wallace D. Wattles
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” -John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Reflect on all that was good and then give Thanks.
In 1621 the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag gathered together to celebrate the fall harvest.
From the journal of Edward Winslow (1621) and he wrote,
“Our harvest being gotten in, our governor sent four men on fowling, that so we might after a special manner rejoice together after we had gathered the fruit of our labors. They four in one day killed as much fowl as, with a little help beside, served the company almost a week. At which time, among other recreations, we exercised our arms, many of the Indians coming amongst us, and among the rest their greatest king Massasoit, with some ninety men, whom for three days we entertained and feasted, and they went out and killed five deer, which they brought to the plantation and bestowed upon our governor, and upon the captain, and others. And although it be not always so plentiful as it was at this time with us, yet by the goodness of God, we are so far from want that we often wish you partakers of our plenty.”
Reflect on what you are thankful for.
There is always something that one can be thankful for.