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 🙂

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Julia is an entrepreneur and founder at Foodniche Inc. She derives joy and gratification from encouraging people. She adopts a very practical and straight to the point approach to her writing to uplift readers. She writes with a goal to motivate people to bring out the best in them. She married her best friend and sweetheart in 2006, they live together in NJ with their two boys.

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  1. I admit to being a “reaction 1″ person in a previous life! Since then I’ve learnt (the hard way) that it really doesn’t make any sense stressing or fussing about things that are out of your control. Much better to relax, breathe deeply and come up with a plan to work around whatever it is going on. Still a work in progress though … but thanks for the heads up 🙂

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