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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

An Attitude of Gratitude

It is always so easy to get caught up in what you don’t have; but have you ever taken the opportunity to reflect on what you do have and how blessed you are?  In my experience, gratitude always attracts more things to your life to be grateful for.  Sometimes you have to take a moment to put things into perspective...
  While it’s true that nothing will ever be 100% perfect, I am willing to bet money that you have many great things going for you.  If you focus on those positive things and keep building upon that, you are bound to encounter bigger and better things.

Quick story, (you know how I love my stories): a while back, a friend of mine came to me and told me all of the reasons my life was “enviable” and that I “had it made”.  Shocked, I told her that while I have been blessed in many ways, my life has been a combination of struggle, hard work and God’s grace.  I went on to list all of the reasons why her life was enviable.  And you know what?  My friend had never looked at it that way.  She was so busy looking at other peoples’ lives that she completely forgot that her own life was overflowing with blessings.

I too, have been guilty of “the grass is always greener” way of thinking that prevents us from being grateful for the gifts that are literally right in front of our faces.  It also stunts our potential to be able to receive more gifts, because we’re too busy counting everyone else’s blessings but our own.  Oftentimes, complaining comes so naturally for us (I have been guilty of this) that it takes a conscious effort to reverse this attitude and behavior.  I say the effort that it takes to change your attitude to one of gratitude is worth it.  You will never regret being thankful and happy with what you have right now, regardless of what your situation is.

What are you grateful for right now?


QuietStorm said...

Great post and reminder to be grateful. I also have a friend who focuses on the few negatives and forgets her many positives. For me I have a daily prayer book tht helps me to pick one thing I'm grateful for per day. Today I'm grateful tht I can remember to be grateful lol!

Lil Miss Honey B said...

Thank you! I love the idea of a prayer book that reminds you on a daily basis to be grateful!

Unknown said...

Very true!! A daily reminder of what we have instead of the things we don't could be the best way to keep focus and having a positive mind set for progression. Thanks for sharing!

Lil Miss Honey B said...

^^^ You're welcome!^^^