30 Days of Gratitude

This month is all about gratitude and giving thanks. I will kick off this newsletter with some great quotes that express gratitude, I will introduce you to some amazing websites that focus on an attitude of gratitude and I will feature a 30 days of gratitude challenge on the website you can follow throughout the month. To learn more about our 30 days of gratitude challenge visit the positive tools monthly challenge.

This Months Quotables:

God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say "thank you?" ~William A. Ward

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice. ~Meister Eckhart

Gratitude is an art of painting an adversity into a lovely picture. ~Kak Sri

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. ~Thornton Wilder

We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude. ~Cynthia Ozick

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This Months Positive Websites

Every month we nominate 3 to 5 websites that we think spread positivity in some way and this month, you guest it they are all about gratitude. Be sure to stop by and cast your vote at

Positive Websites

Last Months Winner

Motivational-well-being.com This site is full of great articles, stories and videos that both motivate and inspire. A rare find worth checking out.

Cool Stuff

To keep with the theme of gratitude I would like to share with you a simple book that packs a punch and is all about thankfulness and appreciation “The Simple Truths of Appreciation“. The best part is it’s on sale right now. Check it out at The Simple Truths of Appreciation - $15.95
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This Months Freebees:

Get your free download of “The Astonishing Power of Gratitude” book when you share with us what you are most grateful for on our gratitude challenge page

This Months Positive Article

This is were we get to the grit. Most of the time you will find articles here from other authors as I like to share the knowledge of others that have touched me in some way because you get what I have to say on the website. Sometimes however, I have a burning desire to write something just for my newsletter subscribers. Either way this is where you will find the best positive articles.

Gratitude in Action

By [http://ezinearticles.com/?expert=Jennifer_Whitaker]Jennifer Whitaker

I love the change of seasons. I love the cooler weather. Change of seasons - especially the fall - remind me we can begin over and over again throughout the year as well as in our lives. This is the time to reflect on how you and your business are doing and plan for what's ahead. Forget about waiting until the New Year when things are cold and dark. There's life all around! Baseball is in full swing and heading to the playoffs, football is starting up, school is back at full throttle, and local Fairs and Farmer's Markets display their beautiful, delicious fruit and crafts to consider for Christmas gifts.

Reasons Why I Am Grateful

As you can tell, lately I have been overwhelmed with gratitude. I have the most wonderful husband and child in the world. They love and accept me 'just like I am' with no requirements or requests to change. My clients are the best of the best. They are the best in their field. They are exceptional leaders. But, more importantly, they are extraordinary people in being just who they are. My clients also are great teachers for me as I learn something from them in almost every encounter. I love the freedom of owning my own business and having the flexibility and yes, responsibility of making it a success. What's more, is that I define what that success looks and feels like. I even love where we live. Everything I want or need is easily accessible. I am so grateful that I have numerous tools, habits, friends, and rituals that I can access based on my need or desire.

A Challenge of Gratitude for You

It has been a tradition of mine to write several notes of thanks around the Thanksgiving season to people who have meant a lot to me. To write these notes is a gift to ME. To have people in my life who have generously shared of themselves and gifted my life in immeasurable ways adds a richness and depth to my life that I cannot describe.

Hopefully you have people in your life who have, likewise, gifted your life. I invite you to reflect on that in the next month or two and consider writing a note to them to express your gratitude. Did you know expressing gratitude actually changes your chemical make-up? It releases good endorphins that enhance your health and well-being. Even observing someone offer a gift or being kind to someone else has a positive impact on you. Gratitude and doing good is a powerful experience that results in elevating not only your life, but the lives of others.

Cultivate an attitude of gratitude. It will change your life, it will affect how you see life and, as a result, will change the circumstances of your life. When you begin and end each day with a note of thanks it changes everything that happens in between...

Go ahead - be grateful and watch your shine factor increase!

Jennifer Whitaker is a Business Strategist and Executive Coach with a lifelong passion for helping people to discover their unique brilliance and reach their highest potential. With over 25 years of experience in a blend of counseling, management and ownership positions, Jennifer understands first-hand the unique dynamics of high-performing cultures. Using this foundation of experience, she empowers and supports her clients in discovering their unique inner brilliance that yields outstanding results in life and work.

Jennifer, as Founder and CEO of Executive Brilliance, an Executive Coaching and business consultancy, assists CEOs to be highly successful as a leader in their workplace, as well as their own life. Her work blends a powerful skill set that can remedy a host of issues an organization faces in their quest for high-performance. Jennifer's specific areas of expertise include leadership development, management transition and interpersonal effectiveness.

Article Source: [http://EzineArticles.com/?Gratitude-in-Action&id=6609000] Gratitude in Action

I hope you enjoyed this months newsletter. If you have a specific question about positive thinking be sure to ask your question at ask a question, get an answer and I will be happy to share whatever knowledge I have on the topic. Thank you and I wish for you a month full of living life to the fullest.

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