Focus on Gratitude

“When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out, and the tide of love rushes in.” Kristin Armstrong

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Gratitude is something we should all express. I thank God every morning I wake up. As the day passes and things happen to make for a good day, I thank God. It does not matter how small or large the gift; I still thank God for His blessings.

Last week I helped a friend, and she insisted on taking me to breakfast for my help. Usually, I would have said that was alright. She did not have to pay for my breakfast. However, I saw how important it was to her, and I remembered another friend telling us we must learn to accept a gift when presented because it is a reward from God.

The next day I received a proofreading assignment. It was the second request to pay me doe proofreading. That was so amazing because I had proofread for people before, but I did it for free.  It was such a liberating feeling; I felt like I was walking on cloud nine or sitting.

To round the week out, a third person asked me if I would proofread for them. It seems I am in the journaling and proofreading business.

That was last week. This week has started with me in negotiation for another proofreading assignment, and I have a new client who not only wants to journal with me but has requested my help with writing her book.

So my gratitude is bursting at the seams for the exciting things that are happening in my life. I am grateful for all that is taking place. The more grateful you are, the more you will receive. Again by focusing on the good, the disappointments we experience are forgotten.

Until next time, stay focused on the good in life, stay safe, and keep the faith.

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