Did you know that the happiest people are the ones who are the most grateful?
Yes, it’s true.
But it can be hard. Our minds are so focused on seeing the negative-what we don’t have and what’s missing from our life. When we focus on these negative things, we can miss all the reasons we have to be grateful.
Well, the good news is that we have more control over our mindset than we know. We can intentionally be more positive and grateful with some focus.
In the best selling book, The Happiness Project, author Gretchen Rubin, explains the benefits of thankfulness in her own life. She says, “Gratitude brings freedom from envy, because when you are grateful for what you have, you’re not consumed with wanting something different or something more. That, in turn, makes it easier to live within your means and also to be generous to others.”
Ready to give it a try?
I have an easy and powerful 7 day challenge for you … for the next week, when you wake up in the morning find 3 new things to be grateful for and celebrate them.
Think of anything – big or small – that you have to be grateful for. Maybe it’s your morning coffee, a bird chirping outside the window, your family, job or a special friendship.
Celebrate these gifts and start to notice all the abundance around you.
Developing a positive grateful mindset takes practice. But it can be done.
Begin your shift today towards an attitude of gratefulness. I’ll start now,
Today I’m grateful for …
YOU – your time, comments and feedback as you read my articles,
My kids who make me laugh out loud every day,
My comfy home that provides protection on this rainy weekend.
I invite you to consider giving this a try and then let me know how it goes.
Wishing you many blessings,