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Watching the Tour de France: Feel Grateful and Look Ahead

By Paul | Jul 9, 2023

The Tour de France is arguably one of the world’s most prestigious and grueling sporting events, watched by millions of people around the globe. Today was the ninth stage, but it left an already captivated audience in a sense of awe. As with other races, the Tour de France promotes a sense of camaraderie, as…

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By Paul | Jul 8, 2023

That is all for today – just one word. Awesome! Be Well.

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Being Thankful in Difficult Times

By Paul | Jul 7, 2023

Life is full of ups and downs, and while some seasons may bring joy and happiness, others may bring challenges and hardships. However, it is during these difficult times that being thankful becomes even more crucial. Expressing gratitude can help us to shift our perspective, find solace, and keep hope alive. When I was a…

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Why Routine Is Good for You

By Paul | Jul 6, 2023

Often, we can view routines as being tedious and dull. People perceive it as having a predictable lifestyle, a life without any sort of excitement to be found. However, routines provide us with a way to get the job done effectively in life and in a team setting. When everyone is aware of what needs…

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My Heart is Filled With Love and Gratitude

By Paul | Jul 5, 2023

Gratitude is one of the most powerful emotions that we can experience as human beings. It is the feeling of being thankful for the blessings that we have in our lives, no matter how big or small they may be. When we cultivate an attitude of gratitude, we can find more joy, contentment, and peace…

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Happy Fourth of July!

By Paul | Jul 4, 2023

Just wishing everyone a Happy 4th of July! And a special note of gratitude for all the men and women who defend and keep our country safe! Be Well. Sign up for the Gratitude Quote of the Day

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Money for paying my bills?

By Paul | Jul 3, 2023

I am just going through my receipts, balancing my checkbook, and paying bills. Not what most people will think as joyful or have any gratitude in it… Well, as I picked up the pile of receipts, lo and behold, there is a nice $10 bill that I did not even know I had! “I’m a…

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Trying to Force Gratitude

By Paul | Jul 2, 2023

Here is a story that explores the concept of gratitude by presenting a martial arts student seeking to expedite their mastery of his craft. The teacher’s response, although unexpected, holds a valuable lesson for cultivating gratitude. A martial arts student went to his teacher and said earnestly, “I am devoted to studying your martial system.…

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What It Means To Be Grateful For The Things We Have

By Paul | Jul 1, 2023

No matter how much or how little we have, it’s important to pause and appreciate the good things in our life. We as human beings all take things for granted, and while that’s a part of life, it’s also important to remind ourselves that there are still so many things that we should be thankful…

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Giving Thanks for Your Life

By Paul | Apr 26, 2023

When was the last time you said thank you for being alive? Sounds silly, doesn’t it? Well, if you barely have time to appreciate what you have, how can you ever desire anything more? We all have something to be thankful for, even those who live a modest lifestyle by choice or by circumstance. Life…

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Overcome Negativity and Jealousy by Focusing on Gratitude

By Paul | Apr 19, 2023

We live in a society where value and status are placed on material things like cars, homes, and clothes and we all dream about having more – more money, bigger homes, more cars – yet we never seem to be happy. In fact, instead of being thankful for what we do have, we feel envious…

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A Gratitude Journal

By Paul | Apr 17, 2023

[Note – this article about a Gratitude Journal was originally written in 2012, and has been updated several times to keep it relevant and timely!] In the past, I have discussed why I think keeping a Gratitude Journal is an awesome thing to do. And, it is time to talk about it once again! After…

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12 Practical Ways to Practice Gratitude

By Paul | Apr 12, 2023

Gratitude isn’t a common habit, but without gratitude, life is more challenging than it needs to be. Feeling grateful resets your perspective, and this is a gift you can give yourself each day. If you find yourself feeling pessimistic or overwhelmed, a little gratitude can get your attitude back on the right track. Gratitude is…

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A Quote? Everyday?

By Paul | Mar 21, 2023

I frequently get asked, “You send out a Quote Of the Day? Everyday? How interesting! Why?” I think it is time to outline the history of the Gratitude Burst and how it came about. I do not know the actual start date of the Quote of the Day, but something came up at work one…

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My Day Begins And Ends With Gratitude

By Paul | Mar 20, 2023

From the time I open my eyes in the morning until they close at night, I feel gratitude. Starting and ending my day with gratitude puts the perfect bookends on my day. I list the things that make me feel the most grateful before I get out of bed. Starting my day with gratitude begins…

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