Friday, October 7, 2011

Transfomational Power of Thank You

I posted a version of this poem several months ago.
I am reposting an edited version because
    It's Thanksgiving Weekend in Canada.

I encourage you to make time at your family gatherings
to share things you are grateful for:
  - the obvious things
  - things we tend to take for granted
  - situations that beg us to grumble and complain ....
              find something in them to be grateful for
  - some situation or someone in your family heritage
  - etc. the options to be grateful are limitless,
               and might just change your life

       What If
by Charlotte Riegel   ©2011

What if life really is simple?
What if an attitude of gratitude
    Could totally change your life
 For the better?

What if saying ‘Thank You’
    For what you have
Led to pathways
    For things you need?

What if ‘Thank You’
    Is the key to unlock doors
        To a happier, healthier,
More satisfying life?

What if ‘Thank You’
    Is the tool to break chains
        That bind you?
Chains of depression
   Chains of addiction
      Chains of poverty
         Chains of grief

What if?
What have you to lose
   By saying ‘Thank You’?
What if it doesn’t change anything?
What if it changes everything?

Can you afford to take this risk?
Can you afford not to take this risk?

      “In everything give thanks for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
                                                                                     1 Thessalonians 5:16

I would love to hear comments on how the family responded to the concept of
'radical gratitude',  on being grateful for things beyond the obvious.

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