Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Have an attitude of gratitude

32 years ago I was given 90 days to live. My doctor's advice surprised me to say the least. He said "The secret to getting well is to have an attitude of gratitude."

I have since learned, and I am still learning, a great truth, when we are grateful for what we've got, we can have more of what we want. Are you grateful for every aspect of your life? To be so is the first step to creating the new world that is waiting to be born. We can only begin with ourselves. We must compete with ourselves and cooperate with others. For 12 ways to maintain an attitude of gratitude click here

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1 comment:

  1. Ian, I'm a great believer in steeping ourselves in gratitude thinking. When I was doing a lot of counselling one of the most effective ways of getting people out of their problem mindset and into a solution focused one - I can do it - was to get them to write in a Gratitude book. I would get them to go and spend some money on a beautiful notebook. It had to be beautiful and it had to cost money because it was to hold valuable and meaningful experiences. I encouraged people to write everyday in their book about what they had to be grateful for that day. It was a way of getting them to focus on what's good, positive, life-enhancing, empowering and liberating in their lives, rather than on negativity, pessimism, hopelessness and powerlessness. It had a powerful effect. Whenever I get into a momentary negative space I always turn to doing this. It is the quickest and most empowering way out of it.