Thursday, January 12, 2012

5 Ways to Live With an Attitude of Gratitude

 An Attitude of Gratitude


An attitude of gratitude is good for your health and happiness. How do you develop a habit of thankfulness and appreciation?  Here are five ways to do it:

1.       Focus on appreciation: Think of what you have got such as your car and house. Think of what you are doing well such as a satisfying and well-paid job. Think about your financial situation. You are debt free and no one is bothering you for money. Think of your health. When you are fit and energetic, you are living in abundance.  You care for people and people care for you. Life is worth living when you are related and closely connected.

2.       Choose gratefulness: Think of what others have done for you. Express your gratefulness in a thank you letter.  Happiness is knowing that others are paying attention and care about your well-being.

3.       Gratitude journal: Write in your diary at the end of each day about things which have happened and created a positive impact on you. The more you can recall the goodness in a day, the more blessed you are.

4.       Be positive: Always look at the bright side of things.  When you wake up to welcome a new day, be thankful that you are given another great day to live and enjoy life. React to negative events in life as challenges and resolve to overcome them with determination and confidence.

5.      Be polite: Be sensitive to the people around you. Make people feel good; say please, thank you and excuse me.  Look for ways to compliment others. Do random acts of kindness and acknowledge and greet others you meet with a smile. When you are kind and do good to others, you feel delightful yourself.

If the only prayer you say in your life is ‘thank you,’ that would suffice. ~ Meister Eckhart

Are you living with an attitude of gratitude?

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