Monday, July 18, 2011

Gratitude is an Attitude!

Good Monday Morning! It's been awhile since I've posted a Mary's Meditating Mind post so I hope you won't mind that I just had to share these thoughts with you today.  I thinking it's quite appropriate at the start of a new week as well!  

Late yesterday afternoon my husband and I were lounging around at the sailing club beach, when a family came up on their sailboat and unloaded.  Two small boys jumped out running down the docks as their father yelled, "Don't run on the docks!"  They were oblivious to him in their joy and conversation with each other.  As they neared us and walked by they were deep in conversation.  I overheard them as one boy said to the other, "Well, highlight number one today was that I woke up to enjoy a new day!  Because if you don't wake up your dead, so waking up is a highlight right?"  

Yes, dear sweet little one, we should count each new day as a highlight for sure!  How often do we trudge into a new day with the same old ho hum attitude?  We can either spend the day just muddling through or looking for highlights.   Being grateful is often a frame of mind though, isn't it?  Sometimes we are bursting forth with gratefulness then at other times have to work towards it.   One of my favorite quotes is on this plaque on my bathroom wall.  I see it everyday but I am not so sure I "really see it" everyday. 

Monday 7/18/2011
Highlight #1....waking up to a new day!
Hightlight#2...remembering a young boys conversation and attitude of gratitude!

Thanks for joining me today,
Hope you have a great day!
Mary