Nov 18, 2013 03:15PM
● By Reid Boyer
There is no doubt in my mind that Tecumseh got it right with his quote on page 11. The biggest part of my own Personal Growth was when I stopped focusing on the things that were not right in my life and shifted my attention to be grateful for what was. I have learned to make that shift more quickly than ever before and I’ve noticed a big difference in the quality of my life as a result.
I’m grateful to be a part of this community of spiritual souls seeking to create a healthier Lehigh Valley. The Thanksgiving holiday is the perfect time to remind ourselves that our happiness and joy resides within us. The external forces that challenge us are really no match for the power we all have to create our lives intentionally based on truths that honor our Creator.
The November issue is focused on Personal Growth. It is about moving from the place we are to the place we want to be. It is not a passive process but we hope our content this month helps you on your own journey. Travel the Path to Inner Peace (page 36), Get on the Fast Track to Personal Growth (page 32) and Learn to Breathe (page 48) are especially inspiring. Most of all …
Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire.
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?
Be thankful when you don’t know something for it gives you the opportunity to learn.
Be thankful for the difficult times.
During those times, you grow.
Be thankful for your limitations because they give you opportunities for improvement.
Be thankful for each new challenge because it will build your strength and character.
Be thankful for your mistakes.
They will teach you valuable lessons.
Be thankful when you’re tired and weary because it means you’ve made a difference.
It is easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are also thankful for the setbacks.
Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles and they can become your blessings.
~ Author unknown