How many times have you heard someone tell you that you should be grateful? I think we all know it deep down inside somewhere that we would like to be grateful for what we have in our lives. To maintain gratitude on a daily basis is a challenge for most of us in this somewhat chaotic world. A lot of us gravitate towards complaining, finding that a whole lot easier than being grateful. Actually, in Fearless Living we realize complaining is a great way to advertise your fears! Just keep on complaining and somebody will start to figure out the fears that are running your life!
You know what I complain about? People who complain! I want EVERYONE to be grateful! Well guess what? I need to turn that complaint of mine into a gratitude.
Here is an example of turning a Complaint into a Gratitude.
Complaint: I can’t stand people complaining all the time!!!!!!
Gratitude: I am grateful for what I have in my life.
Now, the focus is on MY gratefulness, so I can get more specific.
I am grateful for a loving husband.
I am grateful for 3 beautiful daughters.
I am grateful for my sense of humor.
Gratitudes are things in our lives that are outside of ourselves. Other people, nature, events, weather…
You try it now…Grab your notepad and take one of your top complaints and turn it into a gratitude. Try it, it’s fun.
I can’t stand_________. Turns to: I am grateful for______________.
Practice this all week. Start with one or two and work your way up to five!!!!!
Before you know it, you will have mastered the Art of Gratefulness!!!!
Until next Time,