Here in the US, we have set aside one day each year to give thanks. But, it is important for us to have an attitude of gratitude each and every day.
What we focus on increases.
By focusing on the wonderful things we have in our lives and showing our gratitude for them, we will have more wonderful things to be thankful for.
This Thanksgiving our economy is in shambles, people are losing their jobs and foreclosures are at an all time high.
Even with all this happening, we have many things to be grateful for. By staying in a state of gratitude, we can change our lives and the world around us.
Each night before you go to bed, go through your day and focus on all the things you have to be grateful for – the food you ate, a good friend, a penny that you found on the ground, etc. Be thankful for even the tiniest things. The more you do this, the more you will notice new things to be thankful for.
Always look for the good in any situation. If you lose your job, see it as an opportunity to create a wonderful new career. If your business is slow, see it as an opportunity to create new ways to earn money.
Always see things in a positive way so that you can create more positive things in your life.
Live your life in an attitude of gratitude each and every day and watch your life change!
November 24, 2008 Claudia McNeely