VitaSoul – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882); Philosopher, Poet, Author, Essayist

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Thankful Thursday – Brene Brown on joy and gratitude

“Vulnerability expert Brene Brown talks about the relationship between joy and gratitude and offers a few tips on how to cultivate more joy in your own life.” This video really needs no introduction; a simple yet profound message on the power of gratitude.

Gratitude is a practice, it must be cultivated and you must keep at it especially at the lowest points in life. My favorite part of this video is when Brown discusses how gratitude has changed the life of her children and the dynamics of her family; a simple man-made miracle that can take place everyday. The is the power of practicing gratitude.

“It’s not joy the makes us grateful, it’s gratitude that makes us joyful.”

Always grateful. Enjoy.