Do you realize how much you can improve your outlook on life by simply being grateful? This is what is called an “attitude of gratitude.” If you cultivate an “attitude of gratitude” you’ll actually bring even more joys into your life like a fulfilling retirement, better health, and stronger relationships.
An attitude of gratitude is truly a magnet for prosperity and success. After all, much of life is about your attitude and your outlook on things. It’s been said that optimists may be wrong and pessimists may be right about some things, but optimists enjoy the ride. Which are you?
If you transform your attitude you can change your entire universe. And yes, you really can change in your attitude by showing appreciation a little more often.
Be Thankful for What You Do Have
Many people, maybe even the majority of us, believe their lives are boring or meaningless. Isn’t that awful? Often, we see little to be thankful for because we’re always thinking about the things we wish they had. We may live in a comfortable home in a nice neighborhood and we may have plenty of food on the table, but we just don’t see the joys in the everyday.
We often take the little things for granted. Are you one of these people? If so, it’s okay! There’s plenty of hope and there are plenty of things for you to be thankful for.
There are so many joys in your life right now that you’re likely overlooking. For example, by reading this article you have obviously awoken for another day. Isn’t the fact that you are still alive something to be thankful for? After all, a cancer survivor, sure won’t take life for granted anymore!
Here’s something to think about:
Did the sun rise today? If so, be thankful for the gift of light and warmth.
Did you have chores to do today? If so, be thankful for the opportunity to make life better for you and your family.
Did you eat a nourishing meal today? If so, be thankful for the gift of food.
Even the smallest things in your life are reasons to celebrate! As we all know, “things could be worse” which is all the more reason to have an attitude of gratitude!
Lots of Gratitude = Positive Attitude
It’s a fact: those who are grateful are more uplifting and positive. By having a positive attitude, you’ll not only feel better, but it's highly likely that you’ll also enjoy better physical health because our body, mind, and spirit are so heavily inter-connected. Now, that’s something to be thankful for, isn’t it?
As mentioned earlier, by having a positive attitude, you’ll be a magnet for positive relationships. You’ll attract like-minded, go-getters who will not only inspire you, but push you further. After all, like attracts like, which is all the more reason to be positive!
Now ask yourself: What do I have to be thankful for today? Spend a few moments showing your appreciation to your loved ones, friends, or any random strangers you meet.