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The Power of Gratitude

4 Ways to Develop an Attitude of Gratitude

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  • My husband and I have a lot to be grateful for. We need to remember that. Something not so great happened the other day and I was not too upset. My husband on the other hand was freaking out. I reminded him that we have the means to take care of the problem and we need to be grateful for that instead of getting upset over it. - 5/15/2013 9:10:04 AM
  • Thank you so much! This came at just the right time! (something to be thankful for!) - 3/3/2013 1:40:02 AM
  • JGRAY76
    I am a huge believer in the power of gratitude and thinking positively. Always looking for what's right instead of what's wrong. My husband is the opposite and it drives me crazy. You choose how you feel and how you think. Choose wisely. - 2/23/2013 8:04:59 AM
  • JLARKIN9
    In ALL things give thanks for this is the will of God. I journal every day and have noticed that anytime I begin with complaints it always turns to blessings by the end of my entry. God is so good!!!
    - 2/2/2013 9:03:38 PM
  • I believe in the benefits of gratitude. I went through a rough period of time at my job. I found it very difficult to find anything positive and it was having an impact on my life outside work. My husband started emailing "blessing letters" to me at work which listed small and large blessings in our lives. These emails were heartfelt and touched me to "happy" tears many times. I soon began replying back to him listing blessings of my own. Eventually it became a daily ritual of ours. We have since moved on from that job and we have stopped doing this daily email, but I saved printed copies of each email. Perhaps now is the time for me to revisit them. - 1/25/2013 5:21:45 PM
  • NAOLEE
    I used to jog every day and call it my 'gratitude run.' I'd make my gratitude list as I ran. I never ran out of things to be grateful for. My knees aren't what they used to be, but I still do my gratitude list every day.
    - musician Sheryl Crow
    We all need to live in gratitude. - 8/29/2012 12:16:08 AM
  • SOFT_WINDSONG
    This is a very important reminder for. I've been saying that I'll get a journal to write things I'm grateful for but haven't done it yet. thnaks for the reminder. another pleasing. - 8/4/2012 5:55:45 PM
  • This is a great article and wonderful reminder to everyone to count your blessings, name them one by one and see what God has done.

    Thank you much. - 7/26/2012 1:36:34 PM
  • I enjoyed this article. I needed to read it. Thanks. - 4/28/2012 7:55:10 PM
  • I am grateful that life is so amazing... Just when I needed a reminder to count my blessings, even in times of struggle, I find this article. Today was especially rushed & hectic getting the kids off to school and I began to slip into the poor me syndrome. I have so much to be grateful for... first and foremost my wonderful children and hubby. I think it is time to begin my gratitude journal again. Thanks for the always positive and inspiring messages! - 11/15/2011 10:26:49 AM
  • Yes - CHOOSE response! I wish I could make my husband understand that. :) - 5/13/2011 9:15:59 AM
  • It's 4 am and I can't sleep. Thought I'd learn more about getting around in Spark People. I came across this article and it reminded me that I use to be grateful and when I go to church on Sundays I feel joyful and light-hearted. I was feeling anxious this morning and now I feel better. I will practice being grateful. Thanks for reminding me. - 3/16/2011 6:11:39 AM
  • KATHRYNAP
    This article reminded me that I choose my response to what is happening. I can choose to look for the good in each challenge I encounter instead of focusing on the negative. This will require a shift in some of my thinking patterns. This article also reminded me that most things are going well in my life! A gratitude journal seems like a great way to focus on the positive, - 2/7/2011 8:52:02 AM
  • What a great article, and totally true. When I look around at the beatiful surroundings where I live in the mountains of Colorado with GRATITUDE I truly feel awestruck at nature and sometimes can't even believe that I get to live here. Other times, when I have my pickle face on, I drive by without noticing them at all. I really like all of her articles anyway, always positive. - 1/16/2011 6:57:11 AM
  • ABANDCHERMOM
    Perhaps of interest to those who liked this article the book, The Book of Awakening by Mark Nepo. It is a daily read with very interesting positive thoughts. - 1/11/2011 11:21:07 AM

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