REASONS TO BE


© Richard Butler 2010 http://www.FocusAndMotivation.com
There are many little blessings that make life
                      worthwhile.

                      Appreciating the l...
1. LIFE ITSELF.
                      If you‟re reading this, then you woke up
                      this morning, you‟re ...
2. HEALTH.
                      Why should you wait until something
                      happens to begin appreciating t...
3. FAMILY.
                     Your children, spouse, grandchildren,
                     parents, siblings, and relative...
4. YOUR SENSES.
                      Can you imagine a life without the
                      wonders of hearing, touch, ...
5. WORK.
                     While we sometimes fuss and wish we
                     didn‟t have to go to work, the bles...
6. SUNSHINE.
                      Think of the joy of walking outside and
                      letting the sun kiss your...
7. RAIN.
                      Although it seldom comes at what we
                      consider the “right” time, rain i...
8. FOOD.
                      So many in the world don‟t have enough
                      to eat. What a blessing it is ...
9. LOVING
                      RELATIONSHIPS.
                      The old song says, “Love makes the
                  ...
10. FRIENDS.
                      Friends are the family we choose to
                      love. And how wonderful they ...
11. HUGS.
                      A loving touch can remove sadness,
                      uplift a spirit and heal a hearta...
12. FREEDOM.
                      The freedom to live and breathe and
                      think your own thoughts is on...
13. HOME.
                      It doesn‟t have to be large or even
                      impressive, but a home filled wi...
14. EDUCATION.
                      Many people under-estimate the value
                      of education, but those wh...
15. KINDNESS.
                      Only when faced with the opposite can
                      we truly appreciate the ki...
16. THE FUTURE.
                      Hope for the future is what gives us
                      strength for the day. Be ...
17. MEMORIES.
                      While we certainly don‟t want to dwell in
                      the past, an occasiona...
18. LAUGHTER.
                      There seldom seems to be enough
                      laughter in our lives, so enjoy ...
19. PETS.
                      The unconditional love of a pet is truly a
                      gift to be celebrated. Gi...
20. HONESTY.
                      Truth is hard to come by in the world we
                      live in. That‟s why it‟s...
21. HOBBIES.
                      Whether it‟s reading, crafting,
                      woodworking, skydiving, or fishin...
22. NATURE.
                      The trees rustling in the breeze, a gentle
                      stream, squirrels and r...
23. COLOR.
                      What a boring world this would be
                      without color! Reds, blues, green...
24. MUSIC.
                      The beautiful sounds and tones in music
                      have an almost mystical, su...
25. SETBACKS.
                      While we may never enjoy them,
                      misadventures strengthen us and
 ...
Living life with gratitude will help you find
                      contentment and comfort, no matter what the day
      ...
More About Richard
Richard Butler is a trained Life and Business Coach and
     Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programmi...
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  1. 1. REASONS TO BE © Richard Butler 2010 http://www.FocusAndMotivation.com
  2. 2. There are many little blessings that make life worthwhile. Appreciating the little things will help you develop a grateful heart and increase the joy of your blessings tremendously. Need something to be grateful for today? Consider these... 2 © Richard Butler 2010 http://www.FocusAndMotivation.com
  3. 3. 1. LIFE ITSELF. If you‟re reading this, then you woke up this morning, you‟re breathing, and you‟re alive. It‟s a blessing that mustn‟t be taken for granted! 3 © Richard Butler 2010 http://www.FocusAndMotivation.com
  4. 4. 2. HEALTH. Why should you wait until something happens to begin appreciating the precious gift of good health? This is truly a blessing to give thanks for. 4 © Richard Butler 2010 http://www.FocusAndMotivation.com
  5. 5. 3. FAMILY. Your children, spouse, grandchildren, parents, siblings, and relatives are gifts to be honored and treasured. 5 © Richard Butler 2010 http://www.FocusAndMotivation.com
  6. 6. 4. YOUR SENSES. Can you imagine a life without the wonders of hearing, touch, sight, taste, and smell? Even losing one of these senses is a heartache. Combined, they fill our lives with... life! 6 © Richard Butler 2010 http://www.FocusAndMotivation.com
  7. 7. 5. WORK. While we sometimes fuss and wish we didn‟t have to go to work, the blessing of a job to provide for our family is something to be grateful for, especially in these uncertain times. 7 © Richard Butler 2010 http://www.FocusAndMotivation.com
  8. 8. 6. SUNSHINE. Think of the joy of walking outside and letting the sun kiss your face... can you feel its warmth? 8 © Richard Butler 2010 http://www.FocusAndMotivation.com
  9. 9. 7. RAIN. Although it seldom comes at what we consider the “right” time, rain is so necessary to our very survival. Thank goodness we have it – and thank goodness we don‟t have it every day! 9 © Richard Butler 2010 http://www.FocusAndMotivation.com
  10. 10. 8. FOOD. So many in the world don‟t have enough to eat. What a blessing it is have food on the table each day! 10 © Richard Butler 2010 http://www.FocusAndMotivation.com
  11. 11. 9. LOVING RELATIONSHIPS. The old song says, “Love makes the world go „round.” How true it is! Be thankful for the life-giving love in your life. 11 © Richard Butler 2010 http://www.FocusAndMotivation.com
  12. 12. 10. FRIENDS. Friends are the family we choose to love. And how wonderful they are! 12 © Richard Butler 2010 http://www.FocusAndMotivation.com
  13. 13. 11. HUGS. A loving touch can remove sadness, uplift a spirit and heal a heartache. This is a treasure to be truly enjoyed. 13 © Richard Butler 2010 http://www.FocusAndMotivation.com
  14. 14. 12. FREEDOM. The freedom to live and breathe and think your own thoughts is one of the greatest joys in the world. 14 © Richard Butler 2010 http://www.FocusAndMotivation.com
  15. 15. 13. HOME. It doesn‟t have to be large or even impressive, but a home filled with love and laughter is a comfort for the soul. Give thanks for yours! 15 © Richard Butler 2010 http://www.FocusAndMotivation.com
  16. 16. 14. EDUCATION. Many people under-estimate the value of education, but those who‟ve acquired it know what a blessing it is. 16 © Richard Butler 2010 http://www.FocusAndMotivation.com
  17. 17. 15. KINDNESS. Only when faced with the opposite can we truly appreciate the kindness we‟re shown by others. 17 © Richard Butler 2010 http://www.FocusAndMotivation.com
  18. 18. 16. THE FUTURE. Hope for the future is what gives us strength for the day. Be thankful for what the future may hold. 18 © Richard Butler 2010 http://www.FocusAndMotivation.com
  19. 19. 17. MEMORIES. While we certainly don‟t want to dwell in the past, an occasional visit down Memory Lane can be a good thing. 19 © Richard Butler 2010 http://www.FocusAndMotivation.com
  20. 20. 18. LAUGHTER. There seldom seems to be enough laughter in our lives, so enjoy it where you find it and give thanks that it touched your life. 20 © Richard Butler 2010 http://www.FocusAndMotivation.com
  21. 21. 19. PETS. The unconditional love of a pet is truly a gift to be celebrated. Give thanks for your pet‟s short memory and loving affection. 21 © Richard Butler 2010 http://www.FocusAndMotivation.com
  22. 22. 20. HONESTY. Truth is hard to come by in the world we live in. That‟s why it‟s such a blessing when we find it. 22 © Richard Butler 2010 http://www.FocusAndMotivation.com
  23. 23. 21. HOBBIES. Whether it‟s reading, crafting, woodworking, skydiving, or fishing, our hobbies and pastimes are often the most enjoyable time of our the day. They‟re certainly worthy of much gratitude. 23 © Richard Butler 2010 http://www.FocusAndMotivation.com
  24. 24. 22. NATURE. The trees rustling in the breeze, a gentle stream, squirrels and rabbits scurrying around the yard. Give thanks for the beauty and comfort that nature brings. 24 © Richard Butler 2010 http://www.FocusAndMotivation.com
  25. 25. 23. COLOR. What a boring world this would be without color! Reds, blues, greens, yellows... even black and white make the world visually attractive and interesting. 25 © Richard Butler 2010 http://www.FocusAndMotivation.com
  26. 26. 24. MUSIC. The beautiful sounds and tones in music have an almost mystical, supernatural affect on us. Think about how your favorite songs makes you feel – that‟s something to be thankful for! 26 © Richard Butler 2010 http://www.FocusAndMotivation.com
  27. 27. 25. SETBACKS. While we may never enjoy them, misadventures strengthen us and redirect us to where we‟re meant to be. 27 © Richard Butler 2010 http://www.FocusAndMotivation.com
  28. 28. Living life with gratitude will help you find contentment and comfort, no matter what the day may bring. Discover your own reasons to be thankful today and your whole attitude and demeanor will change forever! 28 © Richard Butler 2010 http://www.FocusAndMotivation.com
  29. 29. More About Richard Richard Butler is a trained Life and Business Coach and Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming. He runs a number of coaching and business related sites including: http://www.RichardButlerTheSuccessCoach.com http://www.RichardButler.ie http://www.FreeNLPEbook.info He can be contacted in the following countries: 01 442 9769 Ireland (561) 623-9569 USA 020 3287 1972 UK 29

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