Saturday, September 24, 2011

An Attitude of Gratitude

If you want your life to be more enriched, you must develop an attitude of gratitude. Being grateful for the smallest blessing in your life will change your life forever. First, be grateful for who you are as a person. You are a beautiful person and a unique individual. When God made you, He made no one else like you. You have your own special abilities and talents so why not develop them.

Second, be thankful for what you have in all areas of your life. Count your blessings. You have so much to be grateful for in this life. As a grateful person, you should focus daily on your blessings. When we are truly grateful for our blessings, we tend to attract more blessings into our lives. Take time throughout your day and just say 'thank you'. Focus on the love that you receive and the love that you are able to give. Watch your blessings multiply.

Third, learn to start your day off right, remember your blessings. Throughout the day just stop and think about all you have to be grateful for. To help you have an attitude of gratitude. Read the following quotes often:

1. The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings. Eric Hoffer

2. Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.
Henry Ward Beecher

3. Joy is the simplest form of gratitude. Karl Barth

4. If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice. Meister Eckhart

5. There is no such thing as gratitude unexpressed. If it is unexpressed, it is plain, old-fashioned ingratitude. Robert Brault

You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life. And you will not have set motion an ancient spiritual law: the more you have and are grateful for, the more will be given you. Sarah Ban Breathnach

Why not start a gratitude journal, it can be very beneficial. This will help you focus on the good in your life. Be thankful for the small things. Being grateful will turn your dreams into reality. Melody Beattie stated, "Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.

Dorothy Perkins(US)

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