The Attitude of Gratitude
by Sue Graber
HEARTS FILLED WITH GRATITUDE
We've heard it countless times before – when we have an attitude of gratitude, it changes our lives. And according to psychologists, living a life of gratitude is a key component of HAPPY people.
Want to be happy? Start your day with gratitude.
If we really stop and think about it, there are many things to be grateful for every single day.
Sometimes when we think we're having a bad day, we may end up talking to someone who is going through a trial or crisis that will bring us to our knees, knowing that their trial is HUGE in comparison to ours, which causes us to BE GRATEFUL for something that perhaps we were taking for granted..
We all face big challenges in our lives at times. No one is immune from that. And at those times, it's important to have encouragement and support from others.
It's just that sometimes it's easy to let the "little things" get in the way of simply being grateful for what we do have. And when we take the time to daily write down those things we are grateful for, it can change the tone of our day and how we relate to others.
Recently I've been inspired by my friend Susan who motivates people to change their mindset. I am now starting each day with the habit of daily writing down 10 things that I am grateful for. I am also doing a lot more journaling in general.
After a weekend of being a little under the weather, I was reminded just how grateful that today I feel like going to work.
With Father's Day coming up, I always feel sad that my dad and brother are no longer living, and then I realize how grateful I am that I had such special loving people in my life and many very happy memories.
This past year I've been introduced to some very special people who have taught me a lot about having a business from my home. I am so grateful, knowing that this means I will soon have the time and money freedom to spend with my family and to do whatever I want, whenever I want.
I'm gratefuly to have a husband who supports me in my dreams, who encourages me and also helps by doing a lot of the things around the house that are hard for me to keep up with right now.
I'm sure that you also when you think about it will come up with dozens of "new" things each day that you are grateful for.
Taking the time to reflect on our day and our life will make a big difference in helping us realize our priorities and your blessings.
At this very moment there is a "movement" taking place across the country which will be rapidly moving to all parts of the world.
It's a movement powered by SendOut Cards (click here to understand the vision) and shared by thousands of grateful people reaching out and expressing appreciation. It's CONTAGIOUS!
The CEO of SendOutCards, Kody Bateman, had a vision which is becoming a reality.
We are all being challenged to bring others on board – START EACH DAY WITH GRATITUDE AND LET SOMEONE IN YOUR LIFE KNOW THAT YOU ARE GRATEFUL FOR THEM.
Won't you partner with us in taking the challenge, teaching it to others and living it? We'd love to have you join us!
"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it."
William Arthur Ward
You will be amazed at the way "giving" in this way will affect your life, helping you to become a happier, more thoughtful and compassionate person, while at the very same time touching hearts all around you.
Can you think of others who might want to do this gratitude challenge with you? Take it, teach it, live it…and show others how.
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Sue Graber has been happily married for 35 years, raising 3 daughters while working creatively from home in a variety of roles, including being a fund-raising specialist. She loves reaching out to others in kindness and is on a mission. She has an amazing ability to teach others how to build and nurture relationships, spend quality time with their families while establishing their own card and gifting business. Sue is passionate about showing others how they, too, can make a difference every single day!