Okay so after the other post I had some interesting emails from a few people that know me well. They were telling me that writing things down that they were grateful for was just not possible because they had NOTHING.
What? actually that is a more WTF??
Your kidding me right?
I emailed them back and the one started a conversation. This is the short of it.
me: You have a roof over your head?
them: Yes but I might loose it because I lost my job.
me: You still have one for now, you can get the job soon.
me: You woke up today. Fresh start.
them: Yes but I hated today
me: You have a loving family
them: yes but their disappointed in me
me: Have you asked them that? Do they say they love you.
them: Yes they do love me. Okay I have one thing.
me: You currently have the ability to apply to jobs, walk there, drive there or surf the internet.
me: The sun is out ;-) (yeah sneaky but heck I'm grateful for sun in the winter)
This person then went on to list about 6 more things that was good in their life and before you knew it.... bingo... that person had found GRATITUDE.
You know what. I got an email shortly later saying that their mood had drastically improved and when it did they went only line and found 6 jobs to apply too!!
Seriously, how fantastic is that??? You change your view, change your ATTITUDE and change happens.
Sometimes it is really hard to find gratitude. The easy way is just to be negative and say forget about and the world is out to get me. If you can just find a few simple things, you will be amazed at how fast that snowballs into LOTS of reasons to be thankful!!!
Remember, life is good. It is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it!