Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Let Gratitude Be Your Attitude

My mom is a quote person.  She loves quotes and always has several of them written on post it notes attached to her fridge or inside her kitchen cabinets.  When my brother and sister and I were little my mom would make us memorize them.  My favorite quote (and the only one I still have memorized!) is "Let Gratitude Be Your Attitude" by Richard Carloy.  I thought it would be a perfect quote to share with you all on this special day.   

Let Gratitude Be Your Attitude

Every day of your life is a gift from God.  
Don't squander it.
Don't waste it by being angry with anyone.
Don't let it slip away by feeling sorry for yourself.
Be grateful for this precious gift of life and spend it by being as happy and as thankful as you possibly can.
Let your mind dwell on the good things which have happened to you.  
Let gratitude be your attitude.  
Think of your assets, and don't let anyone else spoil your day for you. 
Enjoy every day of your life to the fullest. 
Realize that you can add to the joy of each day by making someone else happy.


-Richard A. Carloy


I sincerely hope all of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!  

(And for those of you who don't live in America and celebrate this holiday, I hope you have a wonderful weekend with the ones you love!)

8 comments:

Sheila said...

Wonderful! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Megan @ numanums said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Erin!

Nadine said...

Love this quote! Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Laura said...

Beautifully said! Thank you for this reminder!

melissamevans said...

Great post! I love LOVE love this! Happy Thanksgiving!

Tara Sobie said...

Happy Thanksgiving Erin!

Heather said...

That is a great quote indeed...and definitely one I needed to see. Thank you so much for sharing it. I hope you and your family had a happy and blessed Thanksgiving. xoxo

Andrea said...

I always loved this one: If the only prayer you ever say in your whole life is "thank you," that would suffice.