The Life In Your Years

Today’s Gratitude Burst was the following:

“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”

– Abraham Lincoln

When you lead a life of gratitude, you make it much easier to put the life in your years! If you are closing your mind to opportunities because of feelings of resentment, inadequacy, or frustration, try to shake it off! This certainly is easier said than done.

If you are in this boat of negativity, it is perfectly acceptable to take small steps to build up your feelings of gratitude. Go for persistence, not perfection!

What is your biggest challenge with gratitude? Leave a comment below!


  1. Jamie on October 7, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    …remembering to be grateful to and of myself.

    • Paul on October 7, 2012 at 11:01 pm

      That is where it all starts, Jamie! Just like the old saying, “Charity starts at home!” Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Leslie Denning on October 7, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    Hi Paul. What a concept – blog about gratitude. It’s one of my favorite topics because I’m a blessing counter. ‘Pollyanna’ is still my favorite movie, and I’m so happy inside most days. My biggest challenge with gratitude is having fibromyalgia. On bad days, I have to be glad that I have the freedom to go to bed until I feel better and that I don’t have to go to a job.

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

    All the best,

    • Paul on October 7, 2012 at 11:03 pm

      Fibromyalgia is no fun at all! But I certainly do not need to tell you that, Leslie! Too many people that I know are affected by that. UGH!

      Gratitude is a passion of mine – and if you like, you can sign up for a Gratitude Burst each day – check out my opt-in form 🙂

  3. Michele Bergh on October 7, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    I love your post. I’m teaching a class and yesterday’s topic was gratitude so I shared a link to your blog! So true that our life becomes filled with “living” and incredible moments when we live in a space of gratitude. Thank you for the reminder.

    • Paul on October 8, 2012 at 10:56 am

      You are welcome, Michele! What class are you teaching? I would love to hear about it, esp. since gratitude gets a topic!

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