Having gratitude helps you make every day an attitude is everything day. I mean, can you even count all that you have to be grateful for? Be thankful that you woke up this morning and are alive . Listen to the birds sing outside the windowappreciate that nature brings you delights. Give thanks to God for your loved ones, and appreciate the food you eat. Be grateful that youre on your way to great success.
My acquaintance Paul and his wife found themselves on the verge of bankruptcy after their craft business failed. Paul knew he had to leave the business he loved and get a job he probably wouldnt enjoy, and he felt bitter that hed endured a major setback. However, his wife didnt seem to feel this way at all. Shed been attending classes based on A Course in Miracles, and shed learned that in each setback lies a lesson, and everything is temporary.
Pauls wife took him to the classes, and he came away with a message that pulled him through: I found out I needed to live with an attitude of gratitude, he says. After all, I had my health. I had the ability to get a job, and I could also find a job Id enjoy. With the help of a credit counselor, we were able to keep our home, so we had a nice place to live. We owned two cars , so we could get to our new jobs. We had food on the table, and we were off on a new journeythat was all. It wasnt a defeat, it was an opportunity. Now I get up every morning, thankful to be so filled with gifts and blessings, and I look forward to the next challenge.
Maintaining an attitude of gratitude is the key to seeing more of Gods blessings manifest in your life. Celebrate the gifts and talents that youve been given. Be thankful for the little things, and expect more goodness to come your way.