Friday, October 12, 2012

Cultivate an attitude of Gratitude

It is said that gratitude is the single most important ingredient in happiness. How can you be happy if you are not grateful for the people in your life and the things you have? This question may be a clue to the general state of malaise I have seen in my experiences with suburban America where "keeping up with the Joneses" and "getting ahead" are the expected behaviors.

Being grateful has lots of other positive side affects. Anger and fear cause your body to manufacture chemicals that have long-term negative consequences.

Cultivate an attitude of Gratitude. Learning to focus on what you are grateful for will allow you to face the inevitable challenges of life with a much more positive attitude. This will actually help you focus on solutions rather than expending effort assigning blame.

Author DL Hart wrote a great book on this subject!

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