“Piglet noticed that even though he had a very small heart, it could hold a rather large amount of gratitude.” – A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh
Changing your daily attitude to one of gratefulness will change your perspective forever. How do you do it? Since gratitude isn’t always an automatic response, we have to consciously learn the habit of being grateful.
One of the ways to do that is to take the Top 10 Gratitude Challenge.
The gratitude challenge starts with making a list.
Compile a list of 10 things that you are grateful for in your everyday life.
Think about your blessings, and all that you are truly thankful for. Now, make of list of your “Top 10.” When you complete your list, keep it close at hand and revisit it everyday. Put it on your mirror, or hang it on your wall. When you look at it, remember how very lucky you are. Then, take a minute to say “thank you” – to God, and to the people you are grateful for. Expressing your appreciation is how you can pay your gratitude forward to family and friends. And, when we talk openly around others about the things were’re grateful for, we can help others (think children and grandchildren) learn to think about the good things in their lives.
As we celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends, think about your Top 10 and work on your own attitude of gratitude – it will set the tone for all your interactions and you will see small changes that will make a huge difference in your life and those around you. And that’s something to be grateful for.
Betty Lochner is the Owner of Cornerstone Coaching & Training and Director of Washington’s 529 Plan. She specializes in personal and organizational transformation and is the author of Dancing with Strangers: Communication skills for transforming your life at work and at home, and 52 Communication Tips. To find out more about Cornerstone’s services and offerings visit our website: www.cornerstone-ct.com
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