Health News Alerts

Health is not an insurance program. Health is not a disease suppressor. Health is actually beneficial to you and everyone. Always!

Your #1 Trusted Source for Affiliate Marketing Training and Traffic Generation

What's New Today
» The Best Surfing Co-ops
» Traffic Bots - 10 Affiliate Tools = 75% Commissions & $$ Cash Prizes!
» Legit Online Jobs
» ConversioBot
» 3 Marijuana Stocks to Buy for 2019
» SEO Pressor
» WorldProfit University
» Follow The Script
» Genius Lander V2
» Promote with Banners
» Clickbank Super Store
» Destroy Depression (tm) - $100 Aff Bonus!
» Promoting With Banners
Internet Traffic for You
» CashBlurbs
» Rebrandable Traffic
» Social Site Traffic
» Recruiting Co-op
» FREE Solo Blast To 30,000/mo
» FREE Viral Traffic
» Traffic Hybrid System
» Best Advertising Sources
» FREE Classifieds
Earn Money on the Net
» Make Money Online
» pay cheques on autopilot
» Myths About Making Money
» Get Paid CA$H (ptc, ptr)
» Work and Internet Jobs
» Top 10 Opportunities
It's a Bitcoin Revolution
» Easy Online Income - HOW TO
» Recieve $5 in Bitcoin
» Automatic Free Bitcoin!
» Tax Free Bitcoin Trading
» News Pushing Bitcoin To New Highs
» [Win $10,000] Lifetime commissions & more! It can't get better than this...
» Bitcoins Revolution
» Free BitCoin Wall
» Bitcoin Faucets
» My Bitcoin Blog
» EndoCannabinoid System (ECS)
» 'Fake Pot' could mean Mega Profits
» Introducing your chance to LIVEGOOD!
» Mens Health
» Dissolve 2½ lbs of fat In 24 Hours!
Favorite Places
» Free Ads Free Traffic ... $$$
» Reseller's Club
Cool Stuff
» Sports Betting Robot
» Internet Marketing Tools
» Turn Your Ability Into Ca$h
» Craigslist Exposed
» The Manifestation Millionaire
» Access Consciousness
Newbies Getting Started
» Step by Step Guide
» Attention NEWBIES!
» Internet Marketing Essentials
» The Biggest Affiliate Mistake
» Mastering Roboform
Twitter Marketing
» What Is Twitter?
» Free Video Reveals All #1 Strategy for Twitter
» Tweet Virus
» Twitter Treasure Chest
» Twitter Marketing
» Twitter Traffic Swarm
Using Social Sites
» Free Video Reveals All #1 Strategy for Pinterest
» Free Video Reveals All #1 Strategy for Linkedin
» Socially Engage
» Paid Social Media Jobs
» IBO Toolbox
» SociBoom
» Pinterest Marketing
» Facebook Webinars
» Social Marketing Secrets
» Unlimited Social Traffic
» Create A Money Making Product Review Blog
» Social Bookmarking Exposed
» Blogging Profits
» Social Media Wealth
» Forum Poster Pro
» Social Media Tactics
Mailing Tools
» Mail that is Working
» Yahoo 2.0 Traffic
» Email Writing Secrets
» Super Money Emails
» Email Buzz
» Sales Letter Creator
» Words To Profits
» List Blueprint
» Internet Marketing Newsletters
» Rss2Email
» Viral List Blueprint
» MLM Mailing Lists
Article Marketing
» Online Copywriting Pro
» Instant Infographics Presence
» Article Marketing = Traffic
» Article Buzz
» Chunk Copy Course
» Write and Publish
» 5 Minute Articles
» Article Submitter
Search Engine Tools
» Top Keyword Spy Tools
» The Beginner Guide To Google Sites
» Run Google Adwords™ Pay-Per-Click Campaigns
» Keyword Analytics Pro
» Mastering Adwords Cash
» Typo Buzz
» Free search engine submission
Internet Shopping Mall
» Your Amazon Store
» Clickbank Mega Store
» ClickBank signup form
» CB Affiliate Reward System
» Clickbank Cash Blogs
» Leveraging Clickbank
» ClickBank Results
» Mega PLR Store
» 10,000 items that You need!
» Home Business Resource Center
» Upload & Sell Downloads
» Sell Your ebooks on Clickbank
MLM Affiliates
» Video Marketing Wave
» Internet Marketing Planning
» 1 Month To Your Online Business
» Network Marketing Explosion
» Earn Six Figures Yearly
» Credit Repair
» Top FOREX Sites
» Day Trading
» Day Trading Robot
Products and Services
» Webcast & Video System
» Private Label Rights on Sale
» Sales Page Rapid Fire
» Video Squeeze Pages
Web Directories
» Unique
» Relevant
» Directory
» Directory
» Class
» Direct
» Content
» Askbee directory
» 1Abc Directory
» Anaximander Directory
» Web Directory
» Directory of Websites
» Relevant
» Fire
Free Stuff
» SKYPE Free phone service
» FREE Classifieds
» Visit My Blog
Forwarded Web Pages
» Cash-Online-Now
» Ascension Team
» GlenBrink
» MLM-List
Brought To You By
Glen Brink
Published by: Glen Brink on 26-Nov-20
Thanksliving: The Art of Perpetual Gratitude

Thanksliving: The Art of Perpetual Gratitude

curated by Glen Brink, 

A few years ago I suffered a “home invasion” when 22 of my relatives showed up for Thanksgiving. (Some of them were actually invited.)

We gave thanks for our health, our friends, each other… and a 26-pound bird stuffed with cornbread dressing and surrounded by cranberry sauce, squash soufflé, parmesan-garlic green beans with almonds and sweet potato casserole.

(No wonder the Pilgrims had the Wampanoag tribe over.)

With all our blessings, however, one day of thanks can never really be enough.

In his book Discovering the Laws of Life, famed money manager and philanthropist Sir John Templeton recommended a different approach. He called it thanksliving.

Thanksliving means practicing an attitude of perpetual gratitude.

That’s not hard when times are good. But many Americans are dealing with the financial, personal or health issues that every family encounters from time to time. That can make an attitude of continual thankfulness a tall order.

Yet Templeton offered a radical perspective. Don’t just give thanks for your blessings. Be grateful for your problems, too.

This seems wildly counterintuitive at first blush. But facing our challenges makes us stronger, smarter, tougher and more valuable as parents, mates, employees… and human beings.

Solving problems is what we’re made for. It’s what makes life worth living.

Says Templeton…

“Adversity, when overcome, strengthens us. So we are giving thanks not for the problem itself but for the strength and knowledge that will come from it. Giving thanks for this growth ahead of time will help you to grow through – not just go through – your challenges.”

Circumstances alone never decide our fate. We have the ability to shape our destiny. And it starts with believing we can.

Worries, regrets and complaints solve nothing. They change nothing. Rather, they undermine your health, your social environment and your quality of life.

Difficult situations are rarely resolved with positive thoughts or gratitude alone, however. It takes another crucial ingredient: sustained action.

Even then, some problems are intractable. Others – like the death of a loved one – are insoluble. In certain circumstances, only an attitude of acceptance moves us forward.

Most of our day-to-day problems, however, are created by the person in the mirror.

We made them. And we can fix them.

According to pastor Preston Bradley…

“The world has a way of giving what is demanded of it. If you are frightened and look for failure and poverty, you will get them, no matter how hard you may try to succeed. Lack of faith in yourself, in what life will do for you, cuts you off from the good things of the world. Expect victory and you make victory. Nowhere is this truer than in business life, where bravery and faith bring both material and spiritual rewards.”

This lesson is best learned at an early age. Once when I was about 7, my father asked me to load some heavy-looking boxes into his car.

I looked them over doubtfully. “I can’t,” I said.

It was one of the few times I ever saw him angry. “What was that word you just used?” he demanded.

“Can’t?” I asked, sheepish.

“I don’t want to hear that word again,” he said. Then he strode off as I (ahem) loaded the boxes.

Journalist Sam Levenson had a similar experience:

“It was on my fifth birthday that Papa put his hand on my shoulder and said, “Remember, my son, if you ever need a helping hand, you’ll find one at the end of your arm.””

It’s not wrong to ask for help, of course. Under certain circumstances, you won’t succeed without it. We could all use a boost from time to time.

But it’s much more satisfying – and dignifying – when we solve our problems ourselves.

In addition to demonstrating what we’re made of, working through our setbacks makes us more sensitive to – and more compassionate toward – the problems of our fellow man.

Look around and you’ll see plenty of good people with more troubles than you. And this is the season to remember them, incidentally. (Although the true spirit of thanksliving means remembering – and giving – all year round.)

Whatever problems you’re grappling with – personal, social or financial – the best course is always to face them with courage, patience and equanimity.

And, if possible, be grateful. Opportunity often shows up disguised as hard work.

On occasion, of course, our problems are simply bigger than we are. In an address in 1859, Abraham Lincoln recounted the tale of King Solomon:

“It is said an Eastern monarch once charged his wise men to invent him a sentence, to be ever in view, and which should be true and appropriate in all times and situations. They presented him the words: “And this, too, shall pass away.” How much it expresses! How chastening in the hour of pride! How consoling in the depths of affliction!”

Whatever your problems, few of them can withstand the onslaught of optimism, persistence and a genuine spirit of gratitude. So get moving.

As the poet Robert Frost put it, “The best way out is always through.”

Good investing,

Alexander Green

curated by Glen Brink, 



Sell Online with 2Checkout

Ebates Coupons and Cash Back

» Why Solo Ads?
» Best Affiliate e-books

FREE Banners

FREE Banners

Sign up for PayPal and start accepting credit card payments instantly.

Click for the best Banner Exchanges

Earn Bitcoins Rankings - Your Free Traffic Exchange

1:1 Exchange Ratio, 5-Tier Referral Program. FREE Advertising!