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Thankfulness

  • We take many things offered to us by life for granted. An active, healthy body, a home, good food to eat, a loving family, even the gas in the tank.
  • Anything that puts a smile on our face is a true blessing, but we only focus on what we haven’t got, or the negative aspects of people, events and circumstances.
  • We must be thankful for what we have in our lives, and count our blessings as we pay attention to the present moment.

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