Thursday 22 November 2012

A is for Appreciation

Jenny Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday is a weekly writing meme based on, you guessed it, the letters of the alphabet. This week starts a new round with the letter 'A'. I decided to join in!

So... A is for Appreciation.

Being Australian I never focussed much on Thanksgiving, even though I've always appreciated the sentiment. Gathering loved ones together to celebrate and give thanks is a wonderful tradition. And now that I'm married to an American I figure hey I can get in on this thanksgiving action! :-)

Appreciation is the 'expression of gratitude' and I've found that being grateful can have a really powerful affect on us. Writing my list of 100 Gratitudes was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. It really helped me focus my attention on all the positives life has to offer, and I found myself viewing the world in a new, exciting way.  

Letting gratitude flow into your every day can help you tap into love and joy and beauty and inspiration. At Thanksgiving we share all this magnificence with others - what a great day it is!

I appreciate so many things in my life that it would take too long to list them all. But special mention must go to my family and friends, who are always there for me and who make my life truly blessed.

Happy Thanksgiving!  


  1. Day of gratitude ~ Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

  2. I know all your family and friends appreciate you. I certainly do. ;-)) <3

  3. Welcome to this round of alphabet fun with Miss Jenny! She keeps us on our toes! I enjoyed and totally agreed with your post. Thankfulness turns my attitude around!

  4. I'll have to make my own 100 list.

  5. 100! wow! What a great exercise!
    It's like looking at the bottle half empty or half full. I like to think I look at the bottle half full (that would be an interesting post!) {:-Deb

  6. Without appreciation I think we simply flounder in the sea of 'have nots' and eventually drown under the 'unfairs'.

    I love the idea of writing 100! I have a cute little notebook here that might be perfect for that!

    Thanks for the idea.

    And thanks for the thoughtful and thought provoking link to the letter "A".