“Live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart.
Trouble no one about his religion.
Respect others in their views and demand that they respect yours.
Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life.
Seek to make your life long and of service to your people.
Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.
Always give a word or sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, or even a stranger, if in a lonely place.
Show respect to all people, but grovel to none.
When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength.
Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living.
If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.”
• Tecumseh, Shawnee •
This is Day 8 of 9 in my GRATITUDE here on Footprints in Ecuador.
In doing this 9 Days of Gratitude experiment, I have noticed that I am more focused on Gratitude than I already normally am.
I think this sentiment by Tecumseh is worth keeping in mind, especially as the stress of the Holiday Season creeps into our daily lives: “If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.” There is always something we can find to be grateful for, no matter what
And if you are really here not to find anything to be grateful for and really just want me to cut to the chase and tell you something interesting about Ecuador, I invite you to download my new book: Words To Thrive By for World Travelers: Footprints in Ecuador.
I was so thankful to have the opportunity to live in Ecuador for two years. I had all kinds of interesting experiences there that I think are worth sharing with others, especially people who are considering visiting or moving there. I guarantee if you take the time to read it, you will find something to be thankful for! At least I truly hope you will! 🙂