An attitude of gratitude
“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” — Oprah Winfrey
“If a fellow isn’t thankful for what he’s got, he isn’t likely to be thankful for what he’s going to get.” — Frank A. Clark
Imagine that one of your friends is in a dire need for some help but no one is coming forward to help him. In one of such situation, he will come and seek your help. And you will decide to help him, do whatever that can be done from your end, to pull your friend out of his current situation, that he is currently facing.
Now, imagine that with all your help he is out of the bad situation. what happens next? Think that he thanks you with all his heart, and the next moment, somewhere inside you, you will start feeling content and happy about what you did and your heart starts to jump with joy. What more do you feel? You feel like you should do, more of it for him. Don’t you?
Now let’s imagine about a situation, that is opposite to the above. What if your friend doesn’t even bother to thank you for your help. how will you feel about him? Do you feel like helping him anymore? And your heart with all the confidence shouts No when he comes seeking your help next time. You won’t be feeling like helping your friend anymore. What is the point in helping someone, who doesn’t even care to thank the person who helped him?
Same things happen everywhere, everyday around you. Life and the creation greatly work on the pillars of gratitude. The more you are leaning towards the attitude of gratitude attitude, and the more you thank the creation for its gifts, that you have already received, or yet to receive. The more of it will begin to channel itself, into your life. And there are a lot of examples around you, about the people who have achieved a lot of success and abundance by creating a habit of showing gratitude for the things and people they have in life. The more you begin counting your blessings, the more content you become.
So how can you practice the attitude of gratitude in your daily busy schedule?
Beginning from tomorrow morning, keep a gratitude notebook or a journal and write down 5 things that you are very thankful for, every day. Every time you write one, close your eyes and say yourself why you are thankful for it, how much it means to you and thank the infinity with all your heart like you mean it. Mean each of it so much, that the stream of joy and happiness runs through your mind and heart. Keep doing this every day and you will eventually begin to notice the changes it brings in your life.
“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” — Willie Nelson