Thursday, August 25, 2016

World Gratitude Day Challenge - Celebrate Miracles

"The miracle is not to walk on water.  
The miracle is to walk on the green earth 
in the present moment, 
to appreciate the peace and beauty 
that are available now."  
  -- Thich Nhat Hanh  
Gratitude is good for you.

Recent studies prove that being grateful has a beneficial effect on happiness, health and fitness, relationships, success, energy and many other aspects of a vibrant life. There's even a close relationship to "miracles." (See definition below.)

World Gratitude Day, September 21, was officially started by the United Nations Meditation Group in 1977. It was created to encourage people to celebrate:
  • Life in all its many forms
  • Family, friends, neighbors, co-workers
  • Opportunities, experiences, adventures
  • Personal skills, talents, successes and failures
  • The beauty around us, natural and man-made
  • The things that make life safer, easier, more fun
To honor this day, we're going to see how many miracles we can create before World Gratitude Day. We're defining miracles not as walking on water or winning the lottery but as those unexpected delights that make you smile and say "Wow!"

     The World Gratitude Day 
Create Miracles Now -
Celebrate Miracles on September 21st

Start now to think about what you are truly grateful for. Studies show that rather than just making a list of things you’re grateful for, it is more beneficial to think and write about ONE thing at a time, listing 3-5 reasons why you’re grateful for that one thing.
Since gratitude and miracles are closely related, let's pay close attention to the miracles that show up in your life. The more we pay attention to them, the more they seem to multiply. How many will show up in our lives?

To create your miracles, you can grab a Gratitude Miracles journal at … or you can simply record your gratitudes in any journal … or on little slips of paper you put into a gratitude jar. Do it your way! 
Pay close attention to the miracles
and share them in the comments section below.  
 First be grateful,
Then watch for miracles. 
Invite your friends and family ...
the more miracles, the merrier!
Note: The one thing per day format is used in Gratitude Miracles, the 5-minute journal that could change everything! It also gives you quotes, prompts and simple tasks to help you recognize gratitude all around you. 

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Gratitude Miracles by Joyce Wycoff

Gratitude Miracles

by Joyce Wycoff

Giveaway ends September 24, 2016.
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