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.