It has been said that, “Gratitude is and Attitude” and I’ve also heard it said that, “the Gateway to Abundance is Gratitude”. The key point is to decide to focus on choosing to see things with a Positive Perspective.
“Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.” – Napoleon Hill
At a recent conference that I attended, one of the speakers was sharing a teaching he had heard from Dr. Michael Beckwith….
- ‘It is what it is’ – accept and move on.
- Harvest the good from the experience – learn from it.
- Forgive – don’t blame others or self.
Wow! I loved this message and realized it is all about your PERSPECTIVE. When life happens and you may find yourself in circumstances that you feel are not favorable, you can make a choice to think in a certain way;choosing an abundance mind-set and releasing the feelings of victimhood.
A Certain Way of Thinking could be…to think:
- What good can come from this situation? (a lesson learned or a new direction)
- How can I benefit from it?
- What is something in this situation that I can be Grateful for?
Here we are back to Gratitude ….. yes, many roads do lead to success but choosing the High Road of Gratitude will lead you to signs of Joy, Well Being and Prosperity. Gratitude is a habit that needs to be cultivated by doing something daily that helps you to focus on being grateful.
- Each morning thinking of 10 things you are grateful for.
- Start a Gratitude Journal – This helps to create a shift in consciousness from lack to seeing all the abundance around us.
- Say ‘Thank you’ at least once a day (with meaning).
- Write ‘Thank You’ notes Daily … please read this amazing testimonial story below.
What started out as an experiment for John Kralik, author of A Simple Act of Gratitude: How Learning to Say Thank You Changed My Life, became a way of life. John was a man who felt everything in his life was off track and going wrong so he decided to make a New Year’s resolution of writing 365 Thank You notes, one for each day of the year. His new focus of being grateful even when it seemed there was little left to be thankful for- transformed his difficulties and fears as if by magic. He spent the entire year looking for people he could thank; his daughter’s teacher, the person who served him each morning at Starbucks, and people at work. At the end of the year he felt his life was transformed.
“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” – Chuck Swindoll
“Gratitude and Attitude are not Challenges; they are Choices. – Robert Braathe
Don’t just look, Observe Don’t just swallow, Taste Don’t just sleep, Dream Don’t just think, Feel Don’t just exist, LIVE