There are days when you wake up and feel so grateful for who you are and what you have accomplished. This technically should be everyday but we all know how difficult that can be in the world we live in today. There should be more days than not where you are grateful for who you are and who you have become. This is one of the keys to emotional happiness.
While some of you reading this may be thinking, that’s great but I hate my job, my wife, my car, etc, how can I be grateful?. Good question. First, the job, the wife, the car, can all be changed. It is true that many of us make the wrong decisions when it comes to partners and impulse purchases (like some cars). And, so many of us know the feeling of being in the wrong job which is why so many positions have such high turn over rates (even in a tough economy). But all of this can be changed. Not only physically but also the way in which we think about the things we think we are ungrateful for. As a brief example (and a very simple one) if you hate your job the grateful part comes in with switching your thinking just a tad. Instead of hating your job how about being grateful for being able to bring home a paycheck? It is that simple-really.
Now, you may be bitching and complaining about “no one understanding” but the fact is that you are really the one that may not understand. Being grateful is a mindset. It is learning to accept what you have at the moment but realizing you have the ability to make changes. Once you have this down is when your mind will open up with thoughts of gratitude and your world changes.
Be grateful for everything that you are because there is only one you.
Gratitude Journal: write down five things you are grateful for everyday.
Live in ABUNDANCE