Happiness and Being Grateful

Happiness and Being Grateful


Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys.  If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it.  ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky

So we have fully entered into November and as if Mother Nature thought we were doubting it, the mercury dropped like a snowball this week.  I like the fall, I like the feel of cold air on my skin while standing in the sun.  There is nothing better to me than to be outside working hard in the cold air, nothing better than starting early in the morning and coming in to a big, hot breakfast and a nap.

In the last couple of years there is a new tradition that seems to have begun amongst people I know and I’m sure others, and that is of giving thanks each day in November.  Perhaps this has grown out of Thanksgiving being in November, I don’t know and frankly it’s not important because it is a great idea.  It is good for us to be thankful for what we have, no matter how bad things may be there is always something in our lives worth focusing on, worth being thankful for.

It is important to focus on the good things in our lives; we can often overlook the good things in our pursuit for even better things.  While it is great that some of us have dedicated a month to do this, to me it should be an everyday activity.   So today my friends take a second or two, a think about something you are grateful for, you don’t have to do any great pronouncement, it is good enough just to give thanks.  However, if it is a specific person you are thankful for why don’t you go ahead and let them know, you’ll certainly make their day.

While we’re at it my friends, today I’m thankful for all of you for reading this and for the opportunity to help in some small way to bring some additional happiness to your lives.  As always, have a happy day my friends ~ Rev Kane

Other pieces you might enjoy!

Quotes about Happiness, Gratitude & Kindness

Happiness & Gratitude for the Small Things

Happiness & the Benefits of Gratitude

About Michael Kane

Michael Kane is a writer, photographer, educator, speaker, adventurer and a general sampler of life. His books on hiking and poetry are available in soft cover and Kindle on Amazon.
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1 Response to Happiness and Being Grateful

  1. Pingback: You matter! You deserve to be happy! | The Ministry of Happiness

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