Why Not Stop Procrastinating and Be Grateful?

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If you’ve been slow to show appreciation, there’s not a better time to express your gratitude than Thanksgiving Day.  Actually… anytime is the perfect time. That will be explained in the lyrics I’ll share in awhile.

Before we get to that, stop procrastinating and think about who and what you should be grateful for…now.

Who do you appreciate?

  • Family?
  • Friends?
  • Teachers?
  • Mentors?
  • Spiritual and/or religious leaders?
  • Authors?
  • Motivational Inspirational speakers?
  • Entertainment professionals?
  • Healthcare professionals?
  • Your income providers?
  • Inventors?
  • Retail workers who help you?
  • Maintenance people who do repairs for you?

Think about people you encounter in your life. Can you give thanks to them?

Now think about what you can be grateful for.

  • Good food
  • Your home
  • Your body parts
  • Your skills and talents
  • Nature’s beauties
  • Freedom to choose your attitude

Some days it’s harder than others to appreciate what’s happening in our lives, isn’t it?

But even if that’s true, here are my lyrics to give insight on that for you:

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“Each moment is a blessing,
a gift from above,
a gift given to us
with eternal love.

Help me accept my gift,
the gift of the present,
the here and now.
The gift of the present.
Show me how
to enjoy it now.
The gift of the present.”

Lyrics from ‘The Gift of the Present’

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Are you feeling blessed?

I certainly am. Unexpected blessings just keep showing up for me. And that’s surely because I’ve been taking action and being persistent.

Today I received notice from Federal Express that the mini book I wrote is being shipped by the publisher! That’s really exciting for me.  It took many months of persistence and back and forth communication to get the book cover and interior formatting the way I specified.

And at last.. my mini book, ‘Lessons From Lyrics – How to Discover Your Value and Find Happiness’ is printed! Here’s how the front cover looks:


Motivational inspirational mini book

This little pocket sized book gives you stories and simple things to inspire you to lead a happier life. It will be easy to take along in your pocket or purse to read at times when you need a little uplifting.

If you have signed up to receive my email updates, I will let you know how to get my book in an email.

Okay, so the publishing of my book is one of the things I’m grateful for right now. And I’m grateful for everyone who helped make this possible. Thank you!

Now it’s your turn. Stop procrastinating and express your gratitude. Everyone loves to be appreciated, including me!

Who or what can you appreciate right now?

Till next time…

Wishing you peace, love and happiness,

Joyce Marie
Author, Songwriter and Singer
Founder, LessonsFromLyrics.com

P.S. If you aren’t receiving my emails, why not subscribe now? Stop procrastinating! Just fill in the simple form on the upper right side of this page.  Shortly after you’ve clicked the sign up button, you’ll receive a free inspirational e-book I wrote.

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14 Responses to “Why Not Stop Procrastinating and Be Grateful?”

  1. Jonathan@single women Says:

    Think about why you procrastinate: Are you afraid of failing at the task? Are you a perfectionist and only willing to begin working after every little element is in place? Are you easily distracted? Break up a large, difficult project into several smaller pieces. Tackle each piece separately.

  2. Joyce Says:

    Hi Jonathan, Thank you for those excellent questions and advice.

  3. David@making money easy online Says:

    Sometimes it’s good to wait. Yes, it’s counterintuitive, but some people do their very best work at the last minute. The danger is that some think they do well in the eleventh hour and they really don’t. In the real world, you don’t get to decide whether or not your work is excellent–others do.

  4. Joyce Says:

    David, thanks for adding another perspective about procrastinating.

  5. R. Lee@Credit Cards Says:

    I don’t know who coined these phrases, but they must have been a depressive. The symptoms that we face, such as fatigue and hopelessness, make it so easy to say to ourselves, “I’ll just put this off until tomorrow when I feel better”. Before we know it, that deadline is creeping up on us and we’re starting to panic. What’s the best way to deal with panic? Hide your head in the sand and hope it goes away! Not really, but procrastination an easy habit to fall into and as the panic mounts, so does the depression. The more depressed we get, the more we avoid reality.

  6. Joyce Says:

    That’s a very good reason to stop procrastinating…Thanks for commenting.

  7. Chris@web design leeds Says:

    Hi, I don’t feel it is our nature of procrastinating which restrains us to be thankful and be grateful. It is just that today, we have even forgotten to thank god and ourselves, if something great happens in our lives.

  8. Joyce Says:

    Hi Chris, I agree that we forget to be thankful. Thanks for commenting!

  9. Brent@Landscape oil paintings Says:

    Thanks for the share! We have stopped being grateful and the worst part is we don’t even realize it anymore. Day in and day out our minds are congested bothering about situations (professional & personal) and how to handle them. Period! A minute or two of heartfelt thanks to people who have brighten our lives, would do them & US a world of good!

  10. Joyce Says:

    Hi Brent, I’m grateful that you liked my post! And I like your comment! Thank you for the great tip and for commenting.

  11. Greg Eisenmenger@cocoa beach personal injury Says:

    Things that we possess in life may not seem like much to us, simply because we tend to always want more. However, it’s very important to remember that there’s always someone less fortunate than us. Things that we are complaining about now may mean the world to them. This idea keeps me appreciate what I have.

  12. Joyce Says:

    So true, Greg. It’s good to be thankful for what we have.

  13. Jon@date single men Says:

    Congratulations on the book! Well done you. I’m sure its gratifying to see it being shipped and eventually being read by millions.

    And to be honest, looks like a powerful book also

  14. Joyce Says:

    Thank you, Jon! My book is now available on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/ASIN/1616110961

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