Tuesday, April 24, 2012

What is the Attitude of Gratitude?

For months I kept hearing or seeing the expression “Develop the Attitude of Gratitude” and wondered why it had become so popular. In fact, to be perfectly honest it irked me just a little. It felt like one of those catch phrases that become trendy and everyone is saying…often at the wrong time, with no real understanding of its meaning! 

However, having read The Secret and after listening to a number of successful people that I consider personal mentors, my interest was piqued. Given that one cannot form an opinion without some knowledge to base it on, I decided to try it for myself.  

There is nothing complicated about it! All you have to do is identify the things that you have or have had in your life and express your gratitude for them. You can do this through writing, by saying them out loud or even in your head. The method doesn’t matter…it is the action that creates the result. 

 And so what is the result? Joy! Happiness! Excitement! Love! Emotions that lift your spirits and create different energy levels within yourself, which result in a far more enjoyable daily experience of life! 

How is this result achieved? By focusing on the things in our lives that we are grateful for we stop thinking about the things that we don’t have or that aren’t going so well…….after all, you can only hold one thought in your mind at a time. 

 Why is it so powerful? It enables us to celebrate the wonderful things that we have experienced or are experiencing, it gives us an appreciation of what we have already achieved and why each day is a gift. The positive energy that we feel will in turn attract more positive energy to us…..enriching our lives further. 

 The Attitude of Gratitude is something that I have embraced and is now a daily habit. It has without a doubt changed my life and I know if you introduce it into yours it will do the same for you. 

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