“An attitude of gratitude”
Once Oprah said those words, they traveled the world and the sales of journaling books skyrocketed.
Gratitude is not a new idea by any means. Prayers and celebrations to the Higher Power have been part of every belief system since man began. Gratitude is thankfulness and counting your blessings, even the smallest ones.
The people of every culture gave thanks for a bountiful harvest, the weather, life, the chance to smite their enemies, fertility and pretty much anything else they could think of.
Gratitude goes hand-in-hand with setting goals and manifesting those things you wish to have happen in your life. The first important step is to be thankful for what you have in your life right now.
You might be grateful that you have enough money to pay the electric bill this month or that the bird poop missed landing on your Maserati. You may be grateful that your young child survived surgery or that she got an A in Math.
Everyone has things that they can be grateful for and yet, many times, we fail to see what we DO have and give our focus to what we do NOT have.
Time to change that song.