4.3.14

Haiku: A Simple Thank You...

"If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough." Meister Eckhart 

A Thank You Smile

A simple thank you
Is enough, to bring a smile
Happiness abounds...


 Saying Thank You for all we have, is the way, under all circumstances, to push through challenges and move our lives forward. It is easy to see the darkness and the challenges but we forget that every disappointment has a blessing in its path. As I wrote my gratitude post for this week, I came to the realization that, slowly but surely, questions and concerns I've had are shifting... In its place is Grace.
What am I thankful for? For life and all it brings; for revelations, smiles and songs, and for the gift of a new day.
What are you thankful for?
More below

"I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes" e. e. cummings 


A Thank You Miracle Stone

A single Thank You
Brings miraculous healing
To lives in disarray

The Thank You stone above, was placed in the grotto of Our Lady Of Guadalupe Church in New Orleans by people who were blessed by her miraculous grace and healing. Now, whether you believe it or not, one thing is certain, a grateful heart has a higher propensity to attract good. A spirit of thanks recovers faster from unpleasantness and sees the blessing in all events. What are you Thankful for today?


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 Some Food for Thought:  What are you Thankful for today? When you think of Gratitude, what comes to mind?     If you could change one thing in the world as a gift for your Thankfulness, what would it be? A grateful heart is always satisfied. Love and Peace!

I would love to hear from you: Please leave me a comment. Thank You!

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photographs: Smiling woman,  Our Lady Of Guadalupe Thank you miracle stone, via Wikipedia, News media, Flickr or my personal collection.

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet 


58 comments:

  1. I love it. I am thankful for many things, including the people in my life, food and clean water, my home and my possessions, the Earth, kindness, my husbands' job....No more poor people (like people people being without whatever they do need...medications, food, clean water, shelter, etc).

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    1. Thank you Shannon! Your prayer is close to many hearts. There is so much suffering in our abundant world that our gratitude must include blessings to those who help the poor.

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  2. I mean thankyou more deeply and expect the same

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    1. TY and I understand your point of view. Unfortunately, petty-minded and mean people won't reciprocate and that is why it is best to be grateful and release expectations. The good we do comes back to us from many other sources.

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  3. gratitude does beget gratitude. just like kindness begets kindness. :)

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    1. Indeed. A truly grateful heart is a compassionate heart. While the kindness might not be reciprocated, like for like, it comes back to us through others.

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  4. I have so much to be thankful for. Right now I am having a bad lupus day, but I am thankful for a warm home and a comfortable bed to rest in. I'm thankful for meds that can help to make me a little more comfortable. I'm thankful for a family who is super supportive!

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    1. Amen Lisa Joy! I am thankful for same with health matters too. Sending healing light and love your way.

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  5. I have so many things to be thankful for - my health, my husband, and my wonderful children, for starters! Taking time to consider gratitude is always important, and it helps prevent taking things for granted.

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    1. Exactly. When we take the time to stop and reflect, we open our hearts to more grace.

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  6. I am thankful for health, happiness, and my family. It's always good to appreciate what you have :)

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    1. When we appreciate what we have, our heart grows larger and we can appreciate others in their struggles and joy.

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  7. Thank you is definitely very powerful phrase.

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    1. It is indeed the first step to a grateful heart. We begin by saying thanks.

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  8. That is a gorgeous haiku. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. TY for your kind words! Most appreciated.

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  9. I believe in having an attitude of gratitude. I wake up every morning thankful to be alive and choose to be happy and try to add value to others' lives.

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    1. TY! I also do same and I say prayers of thanks throughout the day. I do especially when I find myself complaining about a situation. I stop and find the blessing in it.

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  10. Always a ton to be thankful for, but your mentioning the haiku makes me thankful that I can homeschool my children. We literally just learned about and wrote our own haiku last week!

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    1. Wonderful to read this Alesha! Feel free to look at my Haiku and use them in any homeschooling teaching moment. I write haiku for news events, creative expression and more. TY!

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  11. Those are such wonderful words. Thank you for this post!

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    1. Thank you for your feedback and be blessed.

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  12. I am so grateful each and every day for my wonderful children and for our health. I have little not to be grateful for, I feel.

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    1. Amen! It all starts with a grateful heart and spreads from there.

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  13. Like usual, I am thankful for my family, husband & their health. I am thankful for the vacation we are taking next month. Thankful that we have a roof over our head & food to eat.

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    1. TY! You sure do get away a lot... Good for you. I'm looking forward to the photos and stories you will share.

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  14. So simple, yet means to much. Thanks for sharing this.

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  15. I am thankful for God's plan in my daily life. Often though, I don't find myself saying "thank you" enough. I have lots to be thankful for and I need to voice that many times, out loud, throughout each and every day. Not just to God, but to my family and friends.

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  16. There is so much to be thankful for - my good health save for a few aches, my family, a roof over our head, food on our table....

    Such a beautiful post and thanks for the reminder!

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  17. I loved this post. its amazing how much a thank you can change your day. esp when thanking God is all things. no matter ow bad, if we are thankful we will feel better.

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  18. How true! A Simple smile is sometimes all someone needs to have a great day!!!

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  19. Awesome post-- so many people forget how easy it is just to say 'thank you'. Thanks for the reminder.

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  20. Im thankful for my family and that we are warm and safe. Its always nice to stop and take thanks.

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  21. So true those two small words "thank you" speak volumes of gratitude. They make you feel appreciated and respected. I always try to say thank you to people on a daily basis!

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  22. I'm not quite sure I agree with the theology in the first quote but I do think it's incredibly important to be thankful!

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  23. I love positive link ups! So thank you! I'll be back for this one!

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  24. I am currently planning a thank you party for my place of employment. It is important to recognize their hard work!

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  25. My little guy says a thankful prayer on the way to school each day. Does a mama's heart good. :)

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  26. A simple thank you for holding the door, thank you for bagging my groceries, thank you for serving me - seriously makes a smile. I love when, after dinner, my kids say "Thank you mama for our meal". It warms my heart because they don't always do it, but every so often they do and it's such a sweet gesture!

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  27. I am having a hard time feeling thankful right now. thanks for the reminder that i should at least try

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  28. They say that people who are grateful and thankful for what they have are happier people. If you want to increase your happiness, increase your gratitude.

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  29. Simply a thanks can do so much. I love this :)

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  30. Thanks for your beautiful reminder. Gratitude is one goal I strive for every day... and to teach my kids the same.

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  31. I always make a point to say thank you to people! I hope people realize I'm sincere!

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  32. Oh man, haikus! That reminds me of my senior year.

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  33. What a beautiful post! Saying thank you is something we all need to do more of.

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  34. I have a ton to be thankful for. :) I am very blessed.

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  35. We try and teach our kids to be thankful and to say thank you all the time.. I think so far we have done a good job..

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  36. Funny how much can be said in so few words.

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  37. Today I am thankful for being with my family. Even though someone is sick and we're in an environment we're not totally comfortable in, we have each other and we're all well. That means everything.

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  38. I love this. It's so easy to forget about the good things in life when you are have a bad day (or a few bad days). But it's important to take the time to remember all of the things that you are thankful for in your life. For me it is my fiance and his family and just the simple things like food, shelter, and clothing!

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  39. Great post! I am thankful for my husband, my children and my parents! Without them, I wouldn't know what love was!

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  40. This is just what I needed to read today. It's been an exhausting week. While it's been exhausting and stressful I have so much to be thankful for. I just need to be reminded of this from time to time.

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  41. Great post! It is about a simple thank you and a greatful heart.

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  42. I've had a run of really bad luck the last couple of years, but I'm thankful for everything I have and just keep telling myself something's bound to go right if I don't give up. I'm not sure I believe our thoughts create reality. For one thing, no two people ever entirely agree, and we're all living in the same in the same plane of existence (most of the time, anyway?), so how can there be any one singular world if we're all constantly changing it with our ideas? Ok, I know about quantum physics and the plurality of worlds or parallel universe theory, but I can't really accept it on a gut level. This is the world I've always known and experienced, so it's the one that matters to me. All of you are sharing it with me in this moment, I think, so how can our scattered thoughts all come true? Now I'm giving myself a headache, but the point is there's no harm in being grateful, and no one knows exactly what fuels this strange thing we call life. If saying or thinking "thank you" makes you and perhaps another person happy, that's wonderful in and of itself.

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  43. So inspirational - thank you for sharing!

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  44. The haiku gave me a smile -- and yes, taking time to reflect on one's blessings always makes the world feel like a better place. :)

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  45. Very lovely...thank you for sharing.

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