Curated Wisdom – Thankfulness

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Prayer Candles at El Santuario de Chimayo in New Mexico

The longer I live, the more I realize the importance of thankfulness.

Being thankful in every season of life – good or bad – is what cultivates a spirit of contentment. A spirit of contentment breeds a life of joy, happiness, and peace. Theologian & writer G.K. Chesterton sated it well with this quote:

Being ”contented” ought to mean in English, as it does in French, being pleased. Being content with an attic ought not to mean being unable to move from it and resigned to living in it; it ought to mean appreciating all there is in such a position.

There are so many things I’m thankful for – freedom of my spirit and mind, healthy, life-giving relationships with family and friends, a job that inspires and empowers me, the ability to document my life and inspirations on this blog, and so much more!

Are you living a life of thankfulness that leads to contentment, joy and happiness? It can be something as small as a good cup of coffee to something as large as a new relationship or job. It’s a conscious effort – and one that I’m moving more towards everyday. What are you thankful for today, right in this moment? Take some time and write it down, speak it out, sing it and see how it changes your life.

Thankful for you all.

Cheers to a curated, thankful life!
Shawn

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