“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.”
– William Arthur Ward
Common days can be thanksgiving days for any and all of us who have blessings to count. For, in reality, who among us does not have some blessing to count? Even those of us suffering can find something for which we are thankful, perhaps even the lesson we learn from the suffering itself. This ‘attitude of gratitude’ should not be reserved for a single designated day of the year, but could be the start to each and every day.
An ‘attitude of gratitude’ can turn routine jobs into joy. Many of our tasks at West Georgia Eye Care Center are a routine part of how we try to live out our motto: “Commitment to Excellence, Spirit of Service”. With a perspective from a point of gratitude, those routine elements of eye care can transcend into something much more, and our patients often bring us opportunities for joy! Take for example, April Hopson, who wanted iLASIK for freedom from glasses and contact lenses in time to run in the Soldier Marathon, where she ran in memory of six lost warriors from her husband’s unit. Yes, our patients transcend routine eye care into moments that inspire us, and for that we are truly grateful. Thanks April!
In the time since we awakened this morning, until the moment we read this, how many blessings have we let pass without awareness? The ordinary opportunities that can be changed into blessings abound, but the choice of perspective is ours. Will we continue on with thanksgiving beyond the holiday? It is a worthy challenge to determine to live each day with an ‘attitude of gratitude’!