Mastering the Attitude of Gratitude

Each and every day you have the opportunity to shift your focus from what your life lacks to the abundance that is already present.  With Thanksgiving upon us, you will be wise to use this day as a springboard to master the attitude of gratitude – your state of mind ignited by powerful beliefs – as an ongoing motivator 365 days a year. 

While there are many ways to practice gratitude, the following three strategies should be considered:

The Mental Gratitude List:  As you ready yourself each and every day for the challenges of life, mentally go over a list of things for which you are grateful.  Consider finding a quiet place for which self-reflection and meditation are conducive.  Visualizing people, places, and things for which you are grateful will get your day off to a great start.

The Gratitude Journal:  This is a concept made famous by Sarah Breathnach in her book Simple Abundance Journal of Gratitude.  Her exercise consists of writing down three to ten things every day for which you are grateful in a journal.  Writing down things for which you are grateful reinforces your ability to self-reflect and your commitment to focus on the abundance of gifts that you already have.

The Gratitude Letter:  Another exercise is to write a gratitude letter to a person who has exerted a positive influence in your life but whom you may not have properly thanked.  Consider setting up a meeting and read the letter face-to-face.

Developing your attitude of gratitude is one of the most important and essential skills you can master for attracting and manifesting the things you desire in your life.  The attitude of gratitude…Thanksgiving 365 days a year! 

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