An Attitude of Gratitude Can Change Your Life
It’s quite a big statement, that an attitude of gratitude can change your life, don’t you think?
I want us to start taking gratitude seriously. Stop seeing it as a token of appreciation and start seeing it as a powerful mindset for change. We look at the world around us and life feels heavy on our shoulders. We worry for things that have not yet happened, fear for what ‘may’ come to pass. Why do we focus on all the things that make knots in our stomachs? Why do we stew in our own fears? What if we looked at life from a different, more positive, perspective? What if we saw all the blessings and the good in our lives? Do you think this would make a difference in your quality of life?
As I sit here, in gratitude, life’s troubles fade away.
Sit with me for a moment with the sun, bright behind your closed eyelids. Breathe deep, life giving breaths. Realize that you are here, a whole and perfect human being, blessed with life. Don’t overthink it, just be in the moment. I firmly believe that we are often our worst enemies. Why? Because we are just too hard on ourselves! I don’t know where it comes from, maybe our mortality gnaws at us, but it makes us anxious and unhappy. We are always chasing the dream, pushing towards a goal. We seldom stop to firstly be grateful, and secondly, take stock of where we have come from and what we’ve achieved.