Alphabet soup for the soul – “G’

G is for Gratitude

“The miracle of gratitude is that it shifts your perception to such an extent that it changes the world you see”

-Dr Robert Holden-

If the first thing you say every morning when you open your eyes is “thank you, I am grateful to be alive” then you’re proactively starting your day in a positive state of mind. Conversely, if you check your phone to find out what you missed, then you are starting from a reactive state of mind.

The Wise sage said: ‘As you begin your day so too, the rest of your day will unfold’.

By waking up in gratitude daily, eventually, with practice over time, you will find many things to be grateful for.

The truth is we should all be grateful for everything in our lives, the good and the bad.  There are times when stormy weather may cloud our judgement but even in these times we must be grateful. For without hard times how would we know or appreciate the good times?

Instead of going through your day saying I have to make my kids lunch and drive them everywhere, or I have to go to work or I have to shovel the snow, start telling yourself I get to make my kids lunch and drive them everywhere, I get to go to work, I get to shovel the snow. These are gifts. Living life every day is a gift.

If you were to die tonight in your sleep, would you have spent your last day in a perpetual state of gratitude?

Would you have chosen to be proactive or reactive?   Do you choose Gratitude or a bad attitude?

The bottom line is that if you wake up and think of how much life sucks then everything you see and do will reflect that, but if you say thank you and feel grateful then that is what you will see. The choice is yours and it is really that simple.

Published by Hdavey Thoreau

"How vain is it to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live"

32 thoughts on “Alphabet soup for the soul – “G’

  1. You make such an important point my friend. Being grateful for the good and the bad is something I strive to do everyday. However I have to be very conscious of my thinking and it takes a bit of work to remember to be grateful for the bad as well. Great post a lot of wisdom. Thank you my friend. Have a blessed weekend. Hugs 🤗 Joni

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  2. I love your stunning photography and the honesty and wisdom of your writing! Gratitude helps me start each morning heading in the right direction!

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  3. I’ve found that keeping a gratitude journal helps me focus on the positive and experience more happiness. Just a short entry each day, describing one or two special moments from the previous 24 hours, is enough to perk up the feel-good endorphins. No wonder God tells us throughout the Bible to rejoice and give thanks to Him–the Giver of all good gifts!

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