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Gratitude brings a new perspective, changing the way one looks at circumstances. Giving thanks reframes how we look at things. Thankfulness changes ones outlook. It opens up possibilities. The focus changes from what cannot be done to what can be done. Hope is birthed from a heart of gratitude.

What is it you are thankful for today, right now? Start a list of the blessings – small and large. Even if you find yourself amidst adversity, find the good and give thanks. It will change your heart. It will bring hope.

I’m thankful tonight, that I finally could take off my high heels. My feet are even more grateful I took them off. I’m thankful for the fun shoes I got to wear today. I’m thankful for my amazing husband who was thrilled to see me when I came home. I’m grateful for my family, my two precious little buddies. I’m thankful for the fabulous team of volunteers I get to work with serving job seekers. I’m thankful for my friends. I’m thankful for you…that’s the short list. There are more than 10,000 Reasons to give thanks.

What are you grateful for? Take a few minutes make a list…continue for the next 30 days…60 days…90 days…