What is an Attitude of Gratitude? It means making it a habit to express thankfulness and appreciation in all parts of your life, on a regular basis, for both big and small things.
During this busy holiday season, no matter if you celebrate the birth of Christ, the 8 nights of Hanukkah, or the 7 core principles of Kwanzaa take time to reflect on the many blessings you have in your life.
#1 Slow down. Take time to breathe. Have time in your day that is not scheduled without a phone, a computer or a TV and detach from all electronic devises. Use this time to pray or meditate. Let goodness come to you when you are relaxed.
#2 Say please and thank you and smile. Mind your manners. Especially during these busy holiday times, thank the people that assist you including: people working in the stores where you shop, servers where you eat, and delivery drivers that bring you packages. Say thank you and smile. Be appreciative!
#3 Spend time with other positive people. Lift them up and let them lift you up. Let them know how important they are in your life and remind them of a special thing they have done for you. Go out of your way to do something nice for someone else.
#4 Write down what you are grateful for. Keep a gratitude journal and add to it daily. A positive life will create a more fulfilled life. The more you are grateful for, the more goodness will come to you.
#5 Be grateful for the experiences in your life, both positive or negative. They will prepare you for your purpose. Everyone has a purpose to make a difference. Through our experiences, we will learn what is unique in each of us and how to share it with our family, community or the world.
Happy Holidays! I am grateful for YOU!