I get it, LIFE comes at you fast! It seems like as soon as you get in your groove…BAM (insert ALL the drama)!!! You finally land a great job and six months later the company downsizes. You meet a nice guy/girl and nine months later you couldn’t care less about them. You buy your first house and four years later you lose your job and face foreclosure. You start eating your fruits and veggies, go out and buy the cutest gym clothes, and suddenly you have high blood pressure. What gives? Sheesh! World STOP! No, seriously. STOP!
When life happens, we tend to default to feelings of sadness, bitterness, and anger. Oh, we become BIG mad. So mad that we get depressed and kick gratitude to the curb. How soon we forget just how blessed we are. This is the time when gratitude matters. This is when we must recognize our blessings, and waste less time being Bitter Betty and Negative Ned.
How To Master An Attitude Of Gratitude:
Journal your emotions (write it down).
Acknowledge and feel your feelings. Just don’t stay there.
Look around (imagine life through the lens of those less fortunate).
Tap into the things that bring you joy, peace, and happiness.
Connect with your spiritual guidance.
Count your blessings.
Be intentional about your gratefulness.
I understand how circumstances can easily rule over our emotions when life throws every obstacle our way, but try looking beyond them because difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. Realize that a life of gratitude leads to a life of joy. While it isn’t always easy to have an attitude of gratitude, make it a priority to focus more on your blessings and gratefulness.
Cheers to living a life of gratitude. It’s contagious. Spread the wealth!