How to Be Thankful for What You Have
A very popular saying goes, “To succeed in life and to be happy, we should always let attitude be our gratitude.” Be the change you want to see in the world. Start by noticing all the great things you have available to you and consider them.
You often hear that someone, because of an accident or illness, became blind or paralyzed but won a million dollars in settlement. How many of us would like to trade places with that person? Not many. We are so focused on complaining about what we don’t have that we lose sight of what we have. We have much to be thankful for.
An effortless act of saying thank you to a person for making a difference in your life can ignite great change. The attitude of gratitude goes a long way.
Have you ever had a scab on your body? What happened when you picked at it? What happened when you left it alone? I think we know the answers to these questions. Focusing on your pain only makes a difficult situation worse. Focusing on the positive areas of your life and the things you are thankful for helps you heal.
Make a habit of being thankful.
Start by making a list of all the things you are thankful for. As you consider these things, you will begin to see the world around you in a more positive light, which enables a change in your perspective. The more your life begins to change, the more your paradigms shift. Be the change you want to see in the world. Just do it. Nike isn’t the only one that can “just do it”; you can too! They own the trademark, but you own the ability to get things done.
Dr. Cherry A. Collier
Chief Engagement Officer (CEO) and Head Coach of PACE
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Cherry A. Collier, Ph.D., MCC, CNLPMC, RCC, CPCC
Chief Collaboration Officer, Master Certified Executive Coach & Inclusion Strategist
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