Attitude for Gratitude

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Attitude for Gratitude

Written By: Fiona Thomson

(Fiona wearing SL Take Me Away Yoga Leggings. They can be found here:
English– Thank you, Thanks
Spanish– Gracias
French– Merci  (Thank you very much= Merci Beaucoup)
Italian– Grazie
Japanese– (Domo) Arigato (ah-ree-gah’-toh) or written ありがとう
Chinese– do jeh, daw-dyeh
German– Danke sehr
Thai– Khop Khun Mak Kha
Russian– Spasiba (spah-see’-boh)
Korean– written 감사합니다 gamsahabnida
Icelandic– Takk
Hawaiian– Mahalo
Hebrew– Toda (toh-dah’)
Greek– Efharisto (ef-har-ris-tou’)
and many more!
It doesn’t matter how you say it or what language you say it in, saying “Thank You” is the most powerful statement in any language. Don’t believe me?
When you say Thank You, whether it’s to yourself or to others, saying Thank You is collectively for all of us as whole. We are all one. Thank You acknowledges your existence in this Universe. So when you say Thank You is giving thanks to all that exist. Being grateful for all that is and all that will ever be.
So instead of complaining about the things you “need” like that designer handbag, luxury sports car, custom build model home or dream vacations. Just remember there’s someone out there who is much less fortunate than you, who is just happy to have clean water, food to eat, opportunity to go to school and having someone to love & care for them.
You don’t need any of those “things” to survive in life. What you need is oxygen to breathe, food to nourish your body to grow, clean water to drink, bathe yourself and to clean. Also...every being on this planet needs love. Whether it’s to love or to be loved. Without love there is no life. Love makes the world go around. As cliche as that sounds but everything and everyone deserves to be loved.
(Fiona wearing SL Wild & Free One-Piece Bathing-suit and it can be found here:
Having an attitude for gratitude replaces the false notion or what you think you need. Yes it’s wonderful to “want” the finer things in life. But you absolutely do not need those things. You came into this world naked with nothing and that’s exactly how you’ll leave. As morbid as that sound when your body dies you soul leaves the body. Basically turning into nothingness. You leave your body and all your worldly possessions.
So my advice to you is be a good person. Do the right thing. Be grateful every damn day. Because there’s someone out there who wishes they had a life just like yours.
If you can take anything from this remember these words...
Thank You for existing.
Thank You for all that you do.
Thank You for being you.
Thank You for being here and now.
Thank You for being amazing.
Thank You for everything.
Thank You I’m grateful for you!
(Katya (left) wearing Purple Rain Yoga Leggings and Fiona (right) wearing Groove Me Yoga Capris can be found at

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