Living In Gratitude

 

How often do you make time to tell and show the people you love and respect (including yourself) how grateful you’re feeling?

Today is the perfect time to begin practicing the “art” of gratitude.

Here are a few suggestions:

1. Begin and maintain a gratitude journal. Here’s a wonderful place to begin collecting the positive memories of those proud moments that occurred during your day.

2. Make a special effort to say “thank you” more often. Everyone loves to be appreciated.

3. Pick up the phone and call someone to let them know how much you appreciate them.

4. Make a list of at least 50 things/people/opportunities for which you are thankful. Feel the joy of having those things/people/opportunities in your life. You can add this list to your gratitude journal.

5. Expect to be grateful. A positive mental attitude expects to attract and enjoy the positives of life.

Research has shown that people who experience gratitude frequently tend to be happier, more helpful and forgiving, and less depressed than those who are less grateful and thankful.

I’d like to share three of my favorite gratitude quotations:

“Our favorite attitude should be gratitude.” Zig Ziglar

“Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.”  Brian Tracy

 “Gratitude is the heart’s memory.” French Proverb

What are your thoughts about gratitude? Please share them with us.

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I’m Sharon Michaels  and my business is dedicated to empowering and coaching women in business.

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