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Enjoying Every Season in Life

 

Autumn sceneI was recently looking through some of my old documents and stumbled on a newsletter from my college group called Chi-alpha.

The picture in front of the newsletter made me smile, it was a picture of me on a boat with a friend. It bought great memories….

The group had traveled to Colorado for the weekend, we camped close to a lake and spent the entire Saturday tubing.

It was by far the wildest thing I have ever done till date. You can tell I am not that adventurous 🙂

As I flipped through the newsletter, one thought came to mind: ” enjoying every phase”.

That was a decision I made so many years ago, I chose to enjoy every phase of my life.

It is a decision I am grateful for today.

At every stage you can either to embrace and enjoy  the stage as you transition to the next stage.

Or better still you can decide to complain and see everything that is wrong with that stage in life.

At that time of my Colorado trip, I was single and in graduate school. My life was not perfect but I was very happy.  I traveled a lot with my group, planned outreach events. In retrospect, I can categorically say I had so much free time and I am so glad what I invested my time in.

If you are reading this and you are single, invest your time wisely. Have fun, help people, develop yourself. Engage in activities that add value to yourself and to  others.  Choose to enjoy that phase of life, it  goes by so quickly.

Don’t wait till you get to the next season in life. You will keep waiting.

Enjoy where you are now.

Whatever the season you are in life. Every season in life has its joy and challenges, choose to be thankful for the joys as you trust God for wisdom to handle the challenges.

Adopt a winning attitude.

Choose to be happy, and choose to enjoy your life now.

The best is yet to come.

Cheering you on to success!

 

 

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Attitude of Gratitude Always Win

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Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity…it makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. -Melody Beattie

Have you ever had little kids around you that express gratitude profoundly?

I have and what comes to mind readily is the warmth their attitude brings. It encourages you to do more.

This is not actually unique to kids, even though it is cute when it comes from them.

Friends that are grateful are quite endearing. You are drawn to them and encouraged to do more.

Beyond the effect of an attitude of gratitude on people around you. An attitude of gratitude has a great impact on you. Some of the benefits are highlighted below:

1. Encouragement: When you think about all that is working for you and how you have overcome difficult times, it inspires you to believe for more.

My favorite book is the Bible, a bible story I read a lot growing up is that of David and Goliath. My perspective to this story has changed over the years.

David a young boy was on the battlefield and volunteered to fight a giant.

Even though David was in a situation where ordinarily anyone will be fearful or worried, he was not.

Why?

He thought back on all the challenges he had in the past and how God helped him. He remembered how he fought the wild animals while taking care of his flock and enjoyed protection.

His confidence was strengthened, he boldly fought and won the battle. Think back on the goodness you have enjoyed in years past.

Think about the provision, protection, the simple fact that you have a sound mind and good health.

Think about God’s goodness to you and let confidence well up within you as you start a new year.

Remember if you are defeated in your heart, experiencing defeat is imminent regardless of the scenario. Choose to be grateful and express your gratitude.

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.- William Arthur Ward

2. Attracts Goodness: Gratitude attracts more of what you are grateful for.

Think about this, when you are grateful for the people in your life, your attitude towards them reflects it.

Have you ever noticed that on days when you are in great spirits and wearing a big smile, everyone around you seem to be smiling? People respond to you.
Gratitude energizes you to do more, it also inspires others to do more for you.

Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” Oprah Winfrey

Gratitude and attitude are not challenges; they are choices. Robert Braathe

Open your eyes to the numerous blessings around you and choose to be thankful today.

In conclusion, we (at Inspiring Nuggets) are grateful for all our readers.

We appreciate you all that make time to read, leave comments or share our post.

From the depths of our hearts we say thank you!

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” William Arthur Ward

Thank you inscribed on chalkboard in rustic style
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