A Full and Thankful Heart

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Welcome and Happy Thanksgiving. I will be your host for today’s meeting and here is our reading entitled, A Full and Thankful Heart:

“I try hard to hold fast to the truth that a full and thankful heart cannot entertain great conceits. When brimming with gratitude, one’s heartbeat must surely result in outgoing love, the finest emotion that we can ever know.”
// As Bill Sees It, page 37

We talk a lot about gratitude in our meetings and while we might always be thankful for family and friends we may also apply gratitude to difficult situations, or demonstrate gratitude to the people around us and reflect on how we have received gratitude.

So, I have compiled a 10 item gratitude checklist to jog our memory of items we can be grateful for today.

•Has anyone held you up so you can fly?
•Can you recall a situation that turned out better than you thought?
•What has improved about your life?
•What is one kind or thoughtful thing someone has done for you?
•Can you recall an experience of being cared for?
•What simple pleasures have you enjoyed?
•What’s one thing that made you feel a sense of awe and wonder?
•Have you noticed something beautiful in nature?
•What’s something you witnessed that reminds you of the goodness of life?
•Has anyone positively affected your life?
•How have you made personal or professional progress?

Is anyone feeling gratitude today?

T.T. : I am grateful for a steadfast God who loves me unconditionally.
T.D. : I am grateful for the sun that might shine through today.
J.H. : I’m grateful and delighted to see all of you today. I take notes of everyone’s share and I swear there’s something here and one day I’m going to put it all together to make a rocket ship to fly to the moon, like coming out of the dark ages.

§tacy §weeney

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