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What Are You Grateful For?

November 26, 2019

Every year during thanksgiving dinner, we often go around the table and everyone names one thing they are thankful for. But wouldn’t it be great if we adopted a thankful mindset year-round?

According to Lewis Howes the author of the inspirational book The School of Greatness, “Life is better if you develop an attitude of gratitude.” In other words, we should make it a daily habit to express thankfulness and appreciation in all parts of our life. Howes states, “If we concentrate on what we have, we will always have more. If we focus on the things we don’t have, we will never have enough.”

It’s easy to take our blessings for granted and focus on what we don’t have. However, there are many people in the world who live without the basic necessities of life. For instance, last year, I worked on a writing project for a nonprofit in Ethiopia. The people in the village were challenged with not having enough food to feed their families and lacking adequate healthcare and basic education for children. It made me realize how blessed I was to live in a comfortable home with an abundance of food and clean running water. I also reflected on the fact that I had access to quality healthcare and education.   

Be Thankful for The Little Things

So how do we develop a gratitude mindset? Below are a few ways Howes suggests to get started:

Try adopting a few of these habits and I guarantee you will have a much more fulfilling life. 

Happy Thanksgiving!

One Comment

  1. I am grateful for Jesus. He is not only the reason for the season, but the reason we are able to wake up each morning with an “attitude of gratitude.” His example teaches that it is all about others and not just about “my four and no more.” An “attitude of gratitude” starts when we ask ourselves, “What can I do today to be a blessing to someone else!”

    I am grateful for you, cousin, and this blog that you send out to bless others. Love you.

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