Hello there gorgeous! In observance of the Thanksgiving celebration here in the United States, I would like to give light to the word “Gratitude”.
According to the article “How to Develop an Attitude of Gratitude” from the website Diversus health, an attitude of gratitude is…
means making the conscious habit of expressing appreciation on a regular basis for big and small things alike.
Again, making a “conscious” habit of expressing appreciation on a regular basis for big and small things. We are so used to feeling frustrated, angry, and irritated when things don’t go our way. And not seeing the upside in what happened. I was like this before. I would complain. Or I would get mad. Even felt like blaming someone when I don’t get what I want. Or didn’t get my way.
You’re probably thinking that this is too good to be true Ernie. Well, maybe so. But the thing is, our goal is to improve the mindset. And one way of doing so is shifting our focus from the negative to the positive. Expressing gratitude was one of those things that I learned to practice.
Again, this is not an overnight practice. It will take time as it did mine. But when I didn’t give up and practiced gratitude, I must say that it improved my mindset.
Now, how can improve your mindset with gratitude?
- – Practicing gratitude helps you focus on the positive things
- – You develop a can-do attitude
- – Practicing gratitude gives you a mindset anything happens for you, not to you
Practicing gratitude helps you focus on the positive things
It definitely does. Try it, I challenge you. For 21 days name at least five things that you are grateful for the moment, you wake up in the morning.
I have developed this habit the moment I wake up in the morning. the first thing I do is silently pray to my Lord and thank Him for:
Another beautiful day to thrive in
Comfortable bed to sleep in
A warm blanket to keep me cozy
Good health for me and my family
The roof over my head
The simplest things yet we overlook because of the big problems that we face. Go on, try in and let me know how you felt.
Practicing this helped me focus on the things that I should truly be grateful for. And in times when I have to face something that is uncomfortable for me, I focus on the positive things.
You develop a can-do attitude
Still not believing in the power of gratitude? Practicing gratitude helps you develop a can-do attitude. How? Because when you are intentionally grateful, you see the resources available around you. You see their worth and uses. You are able to see the things that you have done before and realize your capabilities.
I am grateful that despite being a shy introvert, I am able to motivate others through social media. I was not intentionally grateful I would have never realized my growth. And would have never seen other people’s potential.
Practicing gratitude gives you a mindset anything happens for you, not to you
Oh, this was huge for me, when I was focusing on the negative things, I often question why is it happening to me. Why do I have to go through such hardships? But after learning about gratitude. I soon then learned that I am going through things; hardships, problems, and trials because I have to grow from them. It is not happening to me. It is happening for me to learn, grow, and progress.
So, just those three alone are more than enough ways for how your mindset can be improved by practicing gratitude.
Now, this holiday season and onwards, I would like to challenge you to do it as well. You can write the things that you are grateful for. Whisper it even. Just do not let the day go by without being grateful. There are so many things in this world to be grateful for, you just have to look for them.
I am grateful to YOU for reading my blog post and for always supporting me. Don’t forget to shine your light and always be grateful!