Thought of the Day

“The heart that gives thanks is a happy one, for we cannot feel thankful and unhappy at the same time.”

This quote is from the children’s book, The Secret of Saying Thanks, by Douglas Wood.

In reading this book and quote, we are reminded that it’s impossible to be thankful and unhappy at the same time. That’s because gratitude has a way of bending our attitude toward happiness. And this is something we can begin to recognize at a young age.

If it’s difficult to have gratitude, you can practice it by simply writing something you’re thankful for each day. Perhaps you challenge yourself to write something different each day. By the end of the year, you may surprise yourself with 365 different things to be thankful for and 365 reasons to be happy.

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