Monthly Archives: November 2014

Attitude of Gratitude- Part II


Do you know there is so much power in expressing gratitude? From taking time to appreciate people in your life to expressing gratitude to someone for a kind gesture. Expressing gratitude warms the heart and influences you in a positive way.

My goal with this post is to encourage you to look around you and be conscious of the several reasons you have to be thankful. Irrespective of the challenges you may facing today, choose not to focus on the problem but instead take steps to focus your attention on the positive. Focusing on the problem only makes the problem bigger than it is and sometime leads to irrational decisions. Seat back, make a list of things you are truly thankful for. You don’t know where to start? Let me help you πŸ™‚ You are alive and can seat down to read this post! That’s something to be thankful for!

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Attitude of Gratitude

Have you ever been in a situation that you feel like complaining terribly but instead took a deep breath and decided not to? The situation did not change, you only opted for a different attitude. You might not be able to change the situation you are in immediately but you can change how you react to it. Read the scenario below and the possible reactions:
Scenario 1: You are stuck in the traffic, you have a 9 am presentation, you prefer to be there 30 minutes early but that may not be a possibility this time.
Reaction 1: You got all agitated and became reckless with your driving as a result, cutting people off, running the light at every possible opportunity. The last light before turned into your office complex you were pulled over for reckless driving. You eventually got to work 20 minutes late, the meeting had been called off and your boss was very upset with you. You got even more agitated and called it the worst day of your life.
Reaction 2: You choose a different perspective and looked for something to be thankful for, you thought it was the perfect time to be grateful for the little things people often overlook. You decided to be grateful for life and well-being. You arrived at work about 3 minutes before your presentation but you were in great spirits.
The attitude you adopt is absolutely up to you, it’s easy to be grateful when everything is working perfectly well. What do you do when things are not working the way you want it to? Look out for my next post πŸ™‚