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Gratitude is the Attitude | April 18, 2022

A wise woman once told me:

“When you wake up in the morning — before you get out of bed — think of 5 (or 10!) things that you’re really grateful for.”

(I think 10 is a bit of a stretch.)

That simple advice, changed my attitude. And my life.

We have so much to be grateful for, especially me:

1. For your support, strength and caring…

2. Your smart, sensitive advice…

3. The compassion you share so generously…

4. All of your kind, wise encouragement…

5. Your never-ending love and dedication…

You are MY godsend…today, tomorrow and always.


  1. Gratitude definitely has influenced my life. I belong to an online group called Gratitude Slam. We post about different things for which we are grateful and how even our darkest moments can lead to something to be grateful for in life. I also began training as a life coach because of the positive support I received. Grateful for you and your support and friendship, of course!

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    Comment by Mary Ellen Gambon — April 18, 2022 @ 9:49 AM

  2. Reblogged this on Disablities & Mental Health Issues.


    Comment by Kenneth — April 18, 2022 @ 10:46 AM

  3. 💜💜💜

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    Comment by Anna — April 18, 2022 @ 11:00 AM

  4. Driven by insatiable appetite for “achievements” crafted by society & joining the race & competition for “greatness” designed by society, I never had the time to look around for what I had accomplished, let alone to be grateful for the very basic elements I took for granted.
    Thanks to the 20 years experience with Epilepsy surviving countless fatal seizures, I’ve learned the hard way there’s more to life than the race & competition for social status & financial prosperity.
    Just like the wise lady helped you to see life from different perspective being grateful for the very graceful moments in your life, thank you for inspiring me to see the blessings I’ve come to appreciate every day.
    Thanks to your commitment, devotion & hard work to inspire, uplift & empower the victims of Epilepsy, I’m very grateful to have been & still is benefiting from your wisdom.
    Keep up the great work. 👍

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    Comment by Gerrie — April 19, 2022 @ 9:22 PM

  5. You’re right. Gratitude is a state of grace.

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    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — April 19, 2022 @ 9:43 PM

  6. Thanks for the reminder!!!
    I used to keep a Gratitude Journal just for this purpose. I should get back to that!!
    1. I’m grateful when I don’t wake up with a migraine😁
    2. I’m so blessed to have an understanding son who will always be supportive of my issues.
    3. I’m grateful that I can understand and be empathetic towards others even when they aren’t towards me.
    4. I’m so thankful that others think being nice matters.
    5. I am beginning to hear from so many people I work with and help a phrase I did not pre Covid and that phrase is “I appreciate you”.
    I hope you all that phrase too, it’s very uplifting😁🌷

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    Comment by Janet R. — April 21, 2022 @ 7:43 PM

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    Phylis Feiner Johnson

    Phylis Feiner Johnson

    I've been a professional copywriter for over 35 years. I also had epilepsy for decades. My mission is advocacy; to increase education, awareness and funding for epilepsy research. Together, we can make a huge difference. If not changing the world, at least helping each other, with wisdom, compassion and sharing.

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