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Day 1310 – Gratitude Creates Blessings – Wisdom Unplugged
28th January 2020 • Wisdom-Trek © • H. Guthrie Chamberlain, III
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Welcome to Day 1310 of our Wisdom-Trek, and thank you for joining me.

This is Guthrie Chamberlain, Your Guide to Wisdom

Gratitude Creates Blessings – Wisdom Unplugged

Wisdom - the final frontier to true knowledge. Welcome to Wisdom-Trek! Where our mission is to create a legacy of wisdom, to seek out discernment and insights, to boldly grow where few have chosen to grow before. Hello, my friend, I am Guthrie Chamberlain, your captain on our journey to increase Wisdom and Create a Living Legacy. Thank you for joining us today as we explore wisdom on our 2nd millennium of podcasts. This is Day 1310 of our Trek, and it is time for our 3-minute mini trek called Wisdom Unplugged. This short nugget of wisdom includes an inspirational quote with a little bit of additional content for today’s trek. Consider this your vitamin supplement of wisdom for today. So let’s jump right in with today’s nugget:

Today’s quote is from  Sir John Templeton, and it is:  An attitude of gratitude creates blessings.

Gratitude Creates Blessings

Gratitude starts in our minds. It is expressed through our attitude towards all that we have, that is all of the blessings in our lives. As we contemplate all that we have to be thankful for, it not only changes the way we think, it changes our attitude towards all of life. This changes how we look at the most mundane circumstances, and even what might be thought of as negative circumstances and turns them into blessings as we see how each situation of life is purifying us into whom God intends for us to become.

I think of my own family. I was one of ten children where we grew up on an apple orchard and would be considered poor by any standard in the western world. What we lacked in money or possessions we made up in love, hard work, and an appreciation for all that God provided for us. There were many a meal where we would have to pass the serving dish back around to give up a portion of what we had served ourselves, so that all twelve of us had something to eat. One thing that we had an abundance of throughout our entire life is the love of our parents, and love for each other. No, we didn’t always get along, and yes, there was plenty of conflict between siblings and our parents, but we never doubted our love for each other.

These childhood experiences shaped who I am today. Although, as an adult with children and grandchildren, my family would be considered fairly well off now, I am so thankful each day for everything God’s grace has provided. I try not to take anything for granted, or to be dissatisfied with even the smallest of blessings. Even the difficult times financially, physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually I praise God for His goodness and allowing me to serve Him and be a tool in the building of His kingdom.

Thinking about the roots of my upbringing, and the heritage that I have experienced in my life, in future Tuesday wisdom episodes, I will share more of the blessing that comes from an attitude of gratitude.

Colossians 2:7

Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.

That’s a wrap for today’s Wisdom Unplugged quote. If you would like free access to my database of over 11,000 inspirational quotes, the link is available on the main page of Wisdom-Trek.com. Just as you enjoy these nuggets of wisdom, encourage your friends and family to join us and then come along tomorrow for another day of ‘Wisdom-Trek, Creating a Legacy.' If you would like to listen to any of our past 1309 treks or read the Wisdom Journal, they are available at Wisdom-Trek.com. I encourage you to subscribe to Wisdom-Trek on your favorite podcast player so that each day’s trek will be downloaded automatically.

Thank you for allowing me to be your guide, mentor, and most importantly, I am your friend as I serve you in through this Wisdom-Trek podcast and journal each day.

As we take this Trek of life together, let us always:

  1. Live Abundantly (Fully)
  2. Love Unconditionally
  3. Listen Intentionally
  4. Learn Continuously
  5. Lend to others Generously
  6. Lead with Integrity
  7. Leave a Living Legacy Each Day

I am Guthrie Chamberlain….reminding you to ’Keep Moving Forward,’ ‘Enjoy your Journey,' and ‘Create a Great Day…Everyday’! See you tomorrow for Worldview Wednesday!

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