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Think About These Things

Think about these things….

Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. ~ St Paul in his letter to the Philippians

Think about these things….
I think about the loveliness of the rain-soaked day
The sound of children’s laughter
The chirping of birds
The muezzin calling the faithful to prayer
And I respond with my own prayer of gratitude.

Think about these things….
I think about love and how it surrounds me
I dwell on grace and how it transforms me
I ponder on excellence and how it inspires me.

I think about these things…
The everyday acts of unsung heroes
The wisdom of the ages
The conquering of fears
The peace of Nature
The graciousness of the Universe
And I am overcome with gratitude.


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Talk about the good things, your blessings and what’s going right in your life more than you talk about your problems. ~Lewis Mabee

think about these things
Today, I’d like to share with you an idea that I came across in this little book called Living Life as a Thank You: The Transformative Power of Daily Gratitude. It’s the concept of having a gratitude circle. The authors tell you why that is a good idea:

By creating a Gratitude Circle, you can join us in being grateful. Connect with others in this special group that’s dedicated to honoring the simple phrases “Thank you” and “I am grateful for….” We know firsthand that once you start a thankfulness circle, it won’t take long for others to join in, and the power of gratefulness will permeate and bless your everyday being.

Would you be interested in joining a gratitude circle? I plan to start one, so let me know in the comments and stay tuned for details.


I am linking in to Laurel Regan’s ‘Today’s Gratitude List‘. Do visit her blog and add your own gratitude list to it.

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  3. G Angela G Angela July 31, 2014

    what a great idea ! love to be part of the circle corinne !

  4. vishalbheeroo vishalbheeroo July 30, 2014

    Hi Corinne, it’s such a beautiful idea to share our gratitude about the small things that matter. I’m planning to do a gratitude post this weekend:)

  5. Fab Fab July 30, 2014

    That’s so true, Corinne!! Especially in a world where everyone complains and rants all the time, thinking about all the good things we have is more than just good, it’s necessary.

  6. Pratibha Pratibha July 29, 2014

    Talk about the good things, your blessings and what’s going right in your life more than you talk about your problems. Isn’t that so true! And please, I would love to be a part of the Gratitude Circle!

  7. Suzy Suzy July 29, 2014

    Love to join a gratitude circle and I love the quote by Lewis Mabee. Your talk quotes remind me of the song from South Pacific – happy talking talking happy talk.

  8. Suzie Cheel Suzie Cheel July 29, 2014

    Love this and going to check out the book. I was thinking of doing the same to follow on from my Heart Whisper Gratitude Challenge 🙂

  9. Payal Agarwal Payal Agarwal July 29, 2014

    Oh yes..There is so much to be grateful for in every moment! Thank you Corinne. Very beautiful post. Would love to be a part of it!

  10. Kay Lou Kay Lou July 29, 2014

    I missed your posts while I’ve been off-line. This is beautiful, one of my favorite passages of scripture. P.S. I’d love to participate.


    what a positive thing to read early morning!!!!
    Great lines. 🙂

  12. Shalini Shalini July 29, 2014

    Lovely poem, Corinne. And it’s a great idea!! I’m in!

  13. Cathy Graham Cathy Graham July 29, 2014

    This was wonderful, Corinne. Thanks for the reminders. I had a bit of a meltdown at dinnertime over hub’s ingratitude and rude comments about the food so I need to read things like this to get my head back in the right place again. Thanks.

  14. Laurel Regan Laurel Regan July 29, 2014

    What a beautiful poem, Corinne! Thank you for sharing.

  15. Martha Orlando Martha Orlando July 29, 2014

    Count me in, Corinne!!! This is something we can all practice often and well.

  16. Dorothy Johnson Dorothy Johnson July 29, 2014

    Such a lovely post. I have a gratitude partner, which keeps me thinking about both the big and small blessings that come my way.

  17. Ruchira Ruchira July 29, 2014

    Gratitude always makes me mushy and grounded!

    This was a beautiful post!

  18. Ana Ana July 28, 2014

    Absolutely beautiful! A gratitude circle? I think this is a great idea! I would love to be a part of it. 🙂

  19. Carol Graham Carol Graham July 28, 2014

    What a pleasant and beautiful post and appreciate all the links.

  20. Shilpa Garg Shilpa Garg July 28, 2014

    Oh yes, there’s a lot to be thankful for. I would love to be a part of this Gratitude Circle, Corinne!

  21. Pixie Pixie July 28, 2014

    Sounds very interesting.. a gratitude circle.. wouldn’t mind taking part at all! 🙂

  22. Vidya Sury Vidya Sury July 28, 2014

    Are the gratitude lists on Mondays? I’d love to participate in a gratitude circle.

    Loved the verse, Corinne!

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