I sincerely cannot believe it is Thanksgiving this week!
Also we have a little over 4 weeks till Christmas…WHAT!
In light of Thanksgiving we are focusing on Gratitude as one of our Positive Habits to include in our daily lives.
By expressing gratitude in all areas of your life, you can fight internal and external adversity.
I put in the subject line: if you focus on what you don’t have you will never have enough.
This is so true.
Cultivating positivity takes work.
Now this is not saying you will never have a bad day, but life is better if you develop an attitude of gratitude.
So I have a challenge for you:
At the end of the day tell someone around you 3 things you are grateful for.
By doing this you are shifting your perspective. Instead of focusing on everything that went wrong or didn’t get done, you focus on the positive.
But we have to be intentional about being positive and by ending your day with 3 positive things, you will feel more alive and receptive to the good things that do happen in your life.
Also, gratitude is enjoying the small moments.
No matter how hard your day was, there is something to appreciate.
- the workout you did that morning
- completing a project
- gaining a new client or customer
- catching up with a friend
The fact that you are alive and have been given another day is a gift.
My Grandpa always said this, “Today is a Gift that is why it is called the Present.” I am pretty sure he borrowed that saying from someone, but it is so true.
Share your gratitude and give it to others.
The challenge is to do this when things are going well in your life and when they are not going well.
Some of this may seem small or insignificant compared to your goals or vision, but the effects of the small things bleed into all areas of your life.
So I will leave you with what my Grandpa always said one more time.
“Today is a Gift that is why it is called the Present.”
Share your gratitude with others and share with me your experiences.