What are you grateful for this today? The gift called life? The job you have, friends and family, a healthy body and mind, social connections, ability to pay your mortgage, a thriving business, making lots of money, waking up this morning alive and well, living in a peaceful country, what are you really grateful for? Training yourself to be grateful is a good thing. Being grateful helps you appreciate life in a more meaningful way. A lot of times we are more focused on what we don’t have that we forget that we have great assets to work with. Gratitude says even though I don’t have all the things I want, I do have some good stuff happening in my life. Gratitude is shifting your focus from what you don’t have to what you have. When you do this, you begin the journey to receiving the things you want. Gratitude positions you to receive. It is a spiritual law! Being grateful has tangible benefits. Gratitude is a stress buster; it helps boost your immune system; it encourages you to be optimistic in the midst of pressures life throws at you; it equips you to rise above issues and challenges; it helps you focus on what you have working for you rather than what is not going right; it helps you appreciate your source of supply and lightens the excess baggage you could be carrying.
William Faulkner said “Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity; it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all”
To start the journey of making gratitude a part of your life here are a few things you can start doing immediately:
Are you happy with your current results? Do you want to change things in your life? Are you serious about making 2017 a successful, fruitful, progressive, profitable year? START WITH GRATITUDE.