“Gratitude helps you to grow and expand;
Gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life
and into the lives of all those around you.”
By now, you may have heard how important it is to have an attitude of gratitude. Do you have an attitude of gratitude? Do you focus on what you are grateful for each day? What are you grateful for? Do you have access to enough food, and do you have a roof over your head? Well, that is something to be grateful for. Do you have people in your life who love and care about you? How grateful are you for their love? Get in the habit of being grateful each day. Take ten minutes to start a list of what you are grateful for (Retweet This). Keep adding to this list as you focus on developing a solid attitude of gratitude.
What Are You Grateful For?
Fifteen months ago, I decided to try an experiment. I wanted to see how my life would change if I developed an attitude of gratitude. I began by focusing on the many things I was grateful for each day. By doing this, I was able to see clearly that I had a lot to be grateful for. I also started to see other people in a more positive light by focusing on many of their good qualities. My attitude of gratitude also helped me to quickly stop my negative thoughts and replace them with positive ones. As a result, I am more peaceful.
“Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity:
it must be produced and discharged
and used up in order to exist at all.”
If you truly want to change your life for the better, then begin today to develop an attitude of gratitude. If you are currently going through a difficult situation, this will be challenging for you. At this point, you may only be able to focus on a few things that you are grateful for. Once you are feeling better, why not make a commitment to focus on the many things you are grateful for each day? This will surely help you on your way to automatically thinking more positively and having more inner peace. Give it a try!
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in May 2013. It was updated and refreshed.