Unlock the Fullness of Life with Gratitude

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Melody Beattie

I’ve had gratitude on my mind lately, especially because I’ve been working on the WhereWeGoNow Gratitude Gems Series.

The more inspiring gratitude quotes I find to share with you, the more I realize that the attitude of gratitude must be practiced. And what better place to practice than in our kitchens, preparing our daily meals.

As I wrote in my latest guest post blog, Finding Gratitude in the Kitchen, for The Kicking Kitchen:

When we approach cooking and eating with gratitude, everything changes no matter how much time we have in the kitchen.

Gratitude for our families, food, kitchen and the roof over our head brings us into a state of mindful awareness. it slows us down after a busy day and brings us back to center, literally and figuratively. As we chop, mix, stir, braise, saute and create a meal in our kitchens, gratitude brings home the only reason we are there – for the love of our families.

As gratitude slows us down, it gives us time to think. We take the time to plan healthy meals, rather than reaching for the same old stuff. We sit and read cookbooks encouraging us to serve foods we’ve never tried before. We learn to simplify and yet, somehow, we expand. (Read the rest of my guest blog post here.) 

Acknowledging the good things in my life expanded my cancer experience from meaningless to meaningful. Pure and simple gratitude creates inspired healing, wellness and live out loud joy in my life to this day.

As we enter the holiday season, let’s focus on bringing gratitude to the table and into our lives. If you haven’t done so already, join me in November for the WhereWegoNow Gratitude Gems Series. I’m so excited to share the attitude of gratitude with you as we count down the 30 days of November.

Survival > Existence,

Debbie

Related Posts:

Mindful Monday – Living Our Gratitude

Louie Schwartzberg: Nature. Beauty. Gratitude.

Cancer Warriors Wednesday – The Ripple of Gratitude Continues

Cancer Warriors Wednesday – Michael in the Sekond Grade

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