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.
It’s official! The people at National Day Calendar accepted my application. The month of November – this and every year – is now officially declared “National Gratitude Month” throughout the USA and Canada.
In celebration of National Gratitude Month I decided to host a “30 Day Global Gratitude Challenge”, starting November 1, 2015. It’s free to participate. When you enroll, you will receive a new message every day straight to your email inbox giving you opportunity to practice gratitude in new and interesting ways.
I wanted to create a video that would remind people that gratitude wasn’t this once a year, “Thanksgiving Day only” thing. So I made this video, Always Be Grateful to remind us to be grateful for everything – always!