One word: Gratefulness.
I’ve drastically changed my life, y’all. I have adapted an attitude and it has changed my perspective completely. I have an “attitude of gratitude”.
I started along this new life path when while reading one of my favorite reads, The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles. He expressed something along the lines of if you’re grateful for everything, you will undoubtedly move forward in life because you have no time to dwell on the negative.
I figured I would give it a try and not be a robot for the rest of my life. You know, the robot that says they are thankful but doesn’t always believe in what they are saying. I was the robot that said “I’m thankful for my life, health and strength” while taking it completely for granted. I wasn’t living in the moment, I was living FOR the moment. I didn’t appreciate “the now”. I was in search of what was next – always planning for the future.
So in that very moment I started thanking God for everything – I mean everything. I thanked Him for the warm sun beating down on my face. I thanked Him for protecting me while skydiving. I thanked Him for the opportunity to reach so many people with my blog. I thanked him for being able to write such a beautiful book. I thanked Him for my life, my health, and my strength. I thanked Him for being still… I thanked Him for everything.
Then, when I felt myself about to complain, I thanked God for peace of mind. When things didn’t go my way, I thanked God for what He was preparing me for. And even though I wanted to throw up while cleaning it, I thanked God for the dog throwing up on the floor. That means she was starting to feel better, right?
As I took my “attitude of gratitude” to another level, my whole being changed. I was thanking God for situations that hadn’t even happened, but my faith is so strong that I knew these things would come into fruition. And some have already. My energy is so high that I barely can contain it. I have goodness oozing from my fingertips as I type this. LOL. And a smile that is as genuine as they come. I feel compelled to share my light even more. I am evolving and it was (and still is) a really simple process:
I changed my thoughts. I changed my words. I changed my actions. I changed my life.
I now challenge others to adopt the “Attitude of Gratitude” to their lives. Being thankful for everything truly brings out the humility in you. Try it and see! Start today.