I came across this poem, Be Grateful by an unknown author, when I was writing my book, Gratitude and Goals in 2006. It’s hard to believe that something which so beautifully defines the essence of gratitude goes unclaimed.

When I read it I can’t help but connect fully with what the author was trying to teach us.  Be grateful…for everything.  Whether you think something is good or bad, it all has meaning.  If you aim to live your life finding the reason(s) to be grateful in everything, you will literally begin to live a life of bliss.  All negativity will drift away.  Your relationships will bloom. Your dreams will begin to manifest. You will be happy.