Attititude of Gratitude is HARD
I know I said that from now on I will post as frequently as possible, maybe even every day. I know I also said that every post will contain something for which I am grateful.
That is HARD. Really hard. While there are certain things for which I am readily grateful, any time of day or night, under any circumstances. Cultivating an attitude of gratitude to live with constantly is proving to be my most difficult endeavor yet. So I did, what I almost always do:
I honestly admitted to myself and others that I am finding it difficult to develop an attitude of gratitude and hold on to that everyday.
I went online in search of quotes and methods to inspire me to stick to my guns and achieve my goal.
My friend’s stepped up, my sister stepped up, my colleagues stepped up…. to help me. They don’t have to; they are not required to; I did not expect this. I did not know that I need help and I am not very good with asking for help with personal things. Yet I must have known that I need help, otherwise I wouldn’t have admitted my dilemma in the first place. The fact that they recognized my need and then stepped up to help, THAT is what I am grateful for today.
And below is some wonderful sites that I found on how to develop & hold on to an “attitude of gratitude”
Very short but very inspiring reading. If you are struggling as I am now. I recommend that you go take a look at these writings.
Today, these are the quotes that I am going to keep in front of me as a constant reminder that I am going to live with an attitude of gratitude.
“Both abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend… when we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that’s present — love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature and personal pursuits that bring us pleasure — the wasteland of illusion falls away and we experience Heaven on earth.”
~ Sarah Ban Breathbach
“Learn to get in touch with silence within yourself, and know that everything in this life has purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from.”
~ Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
What are you grateful for today?