What are you grateful for this morning? The gift called life? The job you have, friends and family, a healthy body and mind, social connections, ability to pay your mortgage? 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.
Recently, I suggested to a great friend of mine who is a fashion designer. She was having significant health challenges. She was in a wheel chair when we reconnected. I told her to start a gratitude journal and start writing down 10 things she is grateful for every single day. She started the exercise and later informed me of how this new habit has helped her through the toughest seasons of her life. She is now out of the wheel chair and making remarkable recovery. Gratitude is a powerful force! Being grateful has tangible benefits. A few of these benefits are: it is a stress buster, helps boost your immune system, encourages you to be optimistic in the midst of pressures at work and at home, equips you to rise above issues and challenges, helps you focus on what you have working for you rather than against you, helps you appreciate your source of supply, 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:
Do you want to change the results in your life? START WITH GRATITUDE. You are better than you think!