Member Comments for the Article:

The Power of Gratitude

4 Ways to Develop an Attitude of Gratitude

48 Comments



  • I read "The Power of NOW" by Eckhart Tolle which makes me so grateful for this one life I have and the only time I have which is NOW. - 8/27/2010 12:31:58 AM
  • EMPOWERME
    Quality article Ellen. An attitude of gratitude is the only way to live. Not just for the things you have in your life today but also for the things that you want to have in your life soon - like a slimmer, healthier body.

    Combining the power of gratitude with the power of visualization is what empowerment is all about. And with the gratitude, experiencing the feeling is as important as the thought. The subconscious connects with the feelings in a much deeper way.

    The power of visualization is well known yet many people do not associate it with weight loss; the reality though is that the power of visualization is an amazing tool to improve one's health and well being. Let the vision empower you.

    It is GREAT to see with SparkPeople. I know your work and it is excellent and we are all in for some great articles to come. - 8/26/2010 7:36:37 PM
  • KABWRITE
    This was a very timely and helpful article for me. It has been a very stressful summer and I have struggled with my weight and there's been lots of other stuff going on that caused me to feel angry and resentful. Reading this article reminded me that I do have things to be grateful for even though I had a pretty lousty childhood. I have my health, a wonderful husband, a job and a 20-year-old son of whom I'm very proud. Sure could be a lot worse than that. Thanks again. - 8/26/2010 9:10:37 AM
  • Thank-you for pointing out how to remember things and express feelings of gratitude for those things for which we should be grateful.

    I have just completed yet another round of allergy tests (two days and hours of sitting between series of injections) that leave me feeling really wonky. I am grateful that while I don't feel well, I can afford the serum and will be feeling better once I have completed the buildups and can get on with my life. Many don't have this luxury. - 8/25/2010 9:37:03 AM
  • Wonderful! We all need to remember this EVERY DAY! Thank you so much for the reminder. - 8/24/2010 8:22:49 PM
  • BAMAJAM
    Anitagoodluck...

    What an important statement-- Sometimes we don't realize how our unhappiness hurts others. I am the sister to two women who constantly, constantly bemoan life and everyone in it. This sadness has destroyed the bond of "sisterhood" and makes me avoid them. I cannot convince them that there is any joy to living. Both seem to "want" to live with a negative attitude. They seem to want to drag me down with their misery. As much as I try to encourage the positives in life, they are determined to counter with criticism and cynicism. I have lost my sisters because of their depression, and there is no solution. I must avoid them, OR become like them. This is really unfortunate for our family. I hope my experience can help others embrace the joys in life, and not dwell on the sorrows. Please, there is a lesson here Sparkpeople. - 8/24/2010 3:43:53 PM
  • Thank you for writing this wonderful article. I hope everyone on SparkPeople reads it. A few years ago whenI was going through a really stressful time, I started a gratitude journal. It really made a difference. Now if I've had a tough day, I try to mentally make a gratitude list. It never fails- I always fall asleep quickly and the next morning the problems seem much less intense. - 8/24/2010 2:26:26 PM
  • This is a marvelous article that I am going to recommend to the Dealing with Depression team and the Positive Mental Health teams. - 8/24/2010 12:31:33 PM
  • There is an old song that goes: "When I'm worried and I can't sleep, I count my blessings instead of sheep, and I fall asleep counting my blessings."

    I have been practicing this for years and it is a fine way to end even a bad day!

    As you say, LIFE IS GOOD! - 8/24/2010 12:31:11 PM
  • This is a marvelous article that I am going to recommend to the Dealing with Depression team and the Positive Mental Health teams. - 8/24/2010 12:31:02 PM
  • I had to stop working two years ago, which was devastating. What helped me through the process, was my wonderful partner in life, who reminded me constantly of how grateful he was to have me in his life! I counted my blessings and continued to do so... today, I am happier than ever!
    Thanks for a great article! - 8/24/2010 9:55:53 AM
  • it can be difficult sometime finding something good in a day.. i will have to start with a journal and see if i can find anything to write down. - 8/24/2010 9:36:13 AM
  • Wonderful article! I like the idea of a gratitude journal...something I think I'm going to start doing. I also like the idea of each member of the family sharing each day something that happened that they are grateful for...a nice way to start a meal together and to provide conversation. - 8/24/2010 8:57:44 AM
  • ANNIEJEFFERY
    There are so many things to have gratitude for, such as every member of your family and every friend that is alive and healthy today. I lost my husband to brain cancer so I no longer have the joy of being with him day to day, so now I look at my family and cherish every minute of being with them, I find peace in a sunset or sunrise, a family dog, a bird that lands on my feeder, the feel of a cool breeze on a warm day, and the list goes on. Cherish what you have today! - 8/24/2010 6:40:01 AM
  • Gratitude and reframing - realizing the half full glass is actually completely full. The empty space which fills up half the glass is all there for a reason too. A beautifully written article, thank you. - 8/24/2010 5:59:23 AM

Comment Pages (4 total)
[3]

Leave a comment


  Log in to leave a comment.