It is important to have a positive attitude of gratitude towards life.
From the moment you wake in the morning, you should be thankful and show gratitude just for being able to start a new day.Don’t take for granted the many blessings (are you a blessing?) you receive each day, however small, and give thanks every day, but more so on World Gratitude Day held each year on 21 September.
Everyone has SOMETHING to be grateful for
World Gratitude Day is in September. It is celebrated every year on the 21st of September and it is for everyone – man, woman, and child, individuals, and organizations.
The day isn’t only for certain religions, colours, and creeds – it is for everyone.
The day of gratitude has been designed so that the entire world can be united in thankfulness.
Did you know that the act of gratitude brings a number of health benefits as well?
The immune system is strengthened just by being genuinely thankful for all your blessings.
The 21st of September isn’t far off and the entire world needs the restoring power of gratitude.
Where Gratitude Day started
It was back in 1965 that the concept came into being.
There was a Thanksgiving Day dinner being held at the United Nations building.
Sri Chinmoy, a spiritual and meditation leader, suggested that a day be set aside where the whole world could celebrate thankfulness together.
Everyone agreed at the meeting that each year on this day in September they would hold a celebration of gratitude in their country.
It was in 1977 that a resolution was passed that the world officially recognizes World Gratitude Day as being September 21, and since then World Gratitude Day has become a worldwide movement.
Show your gratitude by sharing
Showing gratitude can be done in so many different ways.
Some people make up parcels of food and clothes to donate to those who don’t have them.
Others send notes of gratitude to those who have made an impact in their lives.
There are many families that have a ‘being thankful dinner’ with family and friends and each one gives a reason why they are filled with gratitude.
Gratitude can be expressed in so many different ways but what is has in common is a heart of genuine thankfulness.
This year in September, World Gratitude Day will be spent observing the devastating effects of covid-19. The loss of life has brought great sadness to many.
Even in this time, there is still plenty to be grateful for – and one is that you have reached this day alive and well. How will you spend this day?
Celebrate World Gratitude Day!
On World Gratitude Day, look around and share something of what you have with a person or animal that is less fortunate than yourself.
You will find that your own joy multiplies when you share.
Happiness, gratitude and contentment were all born a twin and they must be shared throughout the year but more so on 21 September.