When you’re going through a tough time, be it financially, in a relationship, your job, or quite simply, your place in the world, its really difficult to stay grateful.  Its easier to moan about all and everything, than to could your blessings.  I think when life is challenging, you need to realised that you have options and to be grateful for them, until they sand is being tossed onto your coffin, you still have an obligation to ‘try’.  So while we are here, lets be thankful and keep pushing until the door opens.

Here are ten life changing tips inspired by quotes from the great Sufi poet, Rumi: (article found here).

1.  Challenge Fear

“Run from what’s comfortable. Forget safety. LIve where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious.”

2.  Be Bold

“Do not be satisfied with the stories that come before you.  Unfold your own myth.”

3. Have Gratitude

“Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life.”

4. Take Action

 “Why should I stay at the bottom of a well, when a strong rope is in my hand?”

5. Have Faith

 “As you start to walk out on the way, the way appears.”

6. Embrace Setbacks

 “If you are irritated by every rub, how will you be polished?”

 7. Look Inside
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”
8. Learn From Suffering
“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.”
9. Don’t Be Concerned With What Others Think Of You
“I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.”
10. Do What You Love 
“Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love.”

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3 Comments on Thankful Thursday

  1. Lynette Jacobs
    16 March 2015 at 17:49 (7 years ago)

    Beautiful thoughts…we have to cherish each moment of this life…it passes way to quickly xx

  2. Lynn
    2 April 2015 at 21:25 (7 years ago)

    Gratitude keeps the monsters at bay!!!